A Month in Chamonix

On July 29, 2022, I arrived in Chamonix to meet my friends Mike and Usha to spend an entire month with them to experience life in this beautiful area. Yes, the primary focus is in participating and completing UTMB, but beyond the trails and training, we hope to really enjoy everything we can – food, drink, culture, sights, etc.

I’m arriving in perhaps the best running fitness ever. Unfortunately, I’m nursing a sprained ankle (from last week) back to health. The trails here being quite technical will be a concern. Chris has me taking it really easy this first week, starting with easy hikes.

The biggest challenge for me is fitting work into my schedule. The company I work for is California based but I work with folks on the East Coast as well. We’ll be 9 hours ahead, so starting my work days at 2pm local time till 10pm is what I’ll look to do. Shouldn’t be too hard, right?

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