This year has been a year to remember (and forget?)! I got a few nasty viruses, missed my traditional 100 miler in May, had many concerns about my right hamstring, but also had a few successes along the way.
2022 Top Results
|1st||Kainuu Trail 55 km||My first ultra win! https://jeremyinfinland.com/2022/07/12/kainuu-trail-55km-race-report-july-2-2022/ in July|
|1st||Urban Rogaining Porvoo 4 hour||With Lari K in November. https://www.extremeendurance.fi/urban/|
|2nd||Louna-Roga 6 hour||*Solo in October. https://jeremyinfinland.com/2022/10/23/louna-roga-6-hour-in-october-2022-rogaining-as-a-solo-runner/|
|2nd||Rasti Vihti Rogaining 4 hour||With Lari K in September. https://www.rasti-vihti.fi/kilpailut/tulevat-kilpailut/rogaining-2022/ in September|
|2nd||Salpaus Rogaining 12 hr||With Matti V in April. https://jeremyinfinland.com/2022/05/05/salpaus-rogaining-12-hour-in-2022/|
|3rd||Nuuksion Talvipäivä Rogaining 6 hour||With Jouni N in March. https://metsareitti.net/nuuksion-talvipaiva-rogaining/|
Everything Else… by month (not including events above)
|January||6 – My first long solo Rogaining. Loppiaisen Rogaining 8 hour. https://loppiaisrogaining.wordpress.com/tulokset-2015/|
20 – COVID for 4 horrible weeks + 2 bad weeks
|February||13 – Turku Winter Sprint Rogaining 2 hour with Lassi (and Covid)|
|March||Heavy training after Covid + lots of orienteering practice|
|April||1 – Result of MRI shows tendonitis in my right hamstring, but luckily no tears|
9 – Karhuviesti with Finnish Marathon Runners (FMR)
20 – First ever treadmill / oxygen test
|May||6 – Bodom trail 21 km|
|June||4 – Night Rogaining 8 hour with Jaakko, who got sick so we stopped after 4 hours|
19 – Jukolan viesti, largest orienteering event in the world
|July||30 – Finnish Championships, Sulkava Rogaining 24 hour with Jaakko L. https://jeremyinfinland.com/2022/08/15/sulkava-24-hours-rogaining-finnish-championships-video-race-report/|
|August||10 – possible stress fracture due to previous Rogaining 24 hour event|
12 – I became a brand ambassador for ArmaSkin, excellent socks that help prevent blisters. https://www.armaskin.com/
26 – UTMB. Kind of a disaster but I soldiered on to the end! Leg problem before the race even started. https://jeremyinfinland.com/2022/09/04/utmb-2022-run-to-compete-becomes-hike-to-complete/
|September||17 – Recovery from UTMB and Backyard training|
|October||15th – Big’s Backyard Ultra Satellite, Team Finland. https://jeremyinfinland.com/2022/10/19/bigs-backyard-ultra-satellite-2022-team-finland/|
22 – Turun Sanomat, Turku city newspaper published an article about me. https://www.instagram.com/p/CkDZ5BiuetS/
|November||13 – 19 Influenza from my kids|
27 – I was selected as one of the ‘Runners of the Year’ in my club FMR. https://www.tossu.com/
28 – Turku Rogaining Night Spring 2 hours with Jaakko L.
|December||8 – 17 Weird virus for 2 weeks. Took antibiotics and anti-virals|
23 – I tried skate style cross-country skiing for the first time in my life. I normally do classic/Nordic, which I think I prefer, but I am willing to try skate style again.
27 – I did 100 pull ups with Lassi. 🙂
28 – Street O 2 hour special event https://www.street-o.fi/turku
My total running kilometers for 2022 were the lowest since 2016, but my overall exercise hours were okay because I did lots of gravel biking, spinning, and weights. So what about 2023? Probably two 100 miler races and two 24 hour Rogaining events.
Inspiring though all that sickness and injuries are not… sounds like most of 2022 was “soldiering” through. Bring on 2023.