I thought with the end of the year approaching it might be nice to give a little review of how my year went.
On the non-athletic front-
I got married! This was definitely the big highlight of 2013.
We went to Las Vegas! While out there we also hit up the Grand Canyon, Sedona, and we went to the Baseball World Classic in Phoenix.
We did a west coast adventure honeymoon
We remodeled our kitchen
We remodeled our bathroom
I finished grad school and graduated with a 3.9 GPA!
On the athletic front-
Rob and I ran his first triathlon together and crossed the finish line hand in hand
We went on a weekend getaway to Cooperstown and ran a 10K while we were there. I place third in my age group
I shaved an impressive 21 minutes off my 2012 time at Iron Girl Syracuse and placed 29/105 in my age group. I hope to break into the top ten in my AG for 2014
This is actually my 2012 finish picture. I don’t think I have any photos from this year
I ran my first Olympic distance triathlon. I had a seriously slow swim and the back breaks on my bike weren’t working, but I felt amazing the whole race, missed my 10K PR by only 18 seconds, and finished strong and proud.
I ran my first half marathon. I may not have run sub-2 hours like I had hoped, but I was close, I felt great the whole race, and I’m already registered for my redemption run of this same race for 2014.
For a full review of my many races this year, you can go here!
Overall 2013 was pretty awesome. I had a great year both for my athletics and my life in general. I’m pretty pumped for 2014. I’ll be running a few big races as well as looking to improve my times on a few repeat races. We’ll see what kind of things life has in store for us because right now we’re just kind of rolling with the punches.
I know I posted my goals for 2014 in my previous post, but I need to tweak those a bit. I posted a goal to run 1000 miles for the year. Well, there’s a running challenge out there called Run This Year and basically you try to run 2,014 miles for the year. That’s a bit ambitious for me, so I’ll be attempting the Run This Year in kilometers. So 2,014 kilometers comes out 1,251.4 miles. Doable, but will be a challenge for a sure.
And also, get in touch with Subaru and try to finish working out a sponsorship deal there.
So that’s it. 2013 was a good year for me and here’s to a even better 2014!!