Paul Butzi |||

Things I’m busy with now (9/13/2022)

What I’m doing right now

I’m editing this page. (It’s a joke. If you don’t think it’s funny, that’s ok, my kids told me there are two kinds of jokes: the funny kind, and the kind I make.)

What I’m doing this month

As the weather remains favorable, getting busy on trails and other outdoor projects.

Working on my book about the things I’ve learned from my adventures in ultrarunning, and sorting out what I want to do with the book if I ever finish it. (Current top contender: just publish it on the web)

Pondering what ultrarunning goals to chase going forward into next year.

Amateur Radio

I’ve got all the parts for the Portable Repeater Project and now I’m busy trying to get it all put together.

Serving on the Tech committee for my local club, SNOVARC.

Volunteering to do ham communications for various footraces.


The long term training goal (way out on the horizon) is to run 100 miles in less than 24 hours (aka one hundred miles, one day”). This is an insanely ambitious goal that scares the crap out of me. But, as one of my running friends emphasizes, if your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough.

I’m writing a book (working title Lessons from Ultrarunning”) about what I’ve learned in the process of going from lying in bed with a broken leg to the finish line of a 100 mile ultramarathon. If nothing else, this is improving my writing.

Life in the forest

The weather is improving and so I’m expecting outdoor projects will start to come up to speed, hampered only by the conflict between training time for running and time to work outdoors