The big running highlights of the year are, of course, my marathon, but before that I ran further and further on the trails, which culminated in a 30K on my 37th birthday. I spent the first half of the year working hard on organizing a Ragnar team, too!
Things for our family were overall fairly positive, although we were thrown a tough challenge, as our beloved kitten, Inky, passed away.
In January my older daughter played on a basketball team for the first time, and it was an absolute blast . . . for all of us!
I also started marathon training, for the third unsuccessful time, and helped my bestie move from Texas to Oregon.
Somewhere outside of Flagstaff, AZ.
In February I found an amazing new trainer (whom I don't currently work with, but hopefully will again some day!).
We also sadly discovered our newly adopted kitten was very ill.
In March I got to run a half marathon with Tara!
In April our dear Inky passed away and shattered our hearts. A couple of weeks later we adopted sweet Oscar, to help our hearts heal.
My third marathon bid ended with a third suspected stress fracture.
In May I mostly was all over the place trying to build my body/foot strength and figure out what the heck was going on with my foot.
In June (and the end of May) I enjoyed testing out the Jawbone UP24 and the Fitbit Flex. It was the start of the girls' summer vacation!
Team Everything is Awesome.
In August I ran my first ever trail race. And became hooked, obvs.
Matt, the girls and I also went on a 5-day vacation to Wisconsin for some family and fun time. I didn't blog about it, but it was definitely a highlight of the summer.
In September I started running on every trail I possibly could, and even started a little trail running series on the blog (which I need to start posting about again!). I also ran up and down Tiger Mountain with Stacey, which kicked off the first of many amazing trail runs together.
At the top of West Tiger 3.
In October I ran my first ever 30k, which was actually about 20 miles. It was amazing and I loved every second of it.
The girlies running me in to the finish.
In November I ran my marathon!
December was about rest and recovery and doing what is fun. And Christmas. And eating a lot of unhealthy things.
The dog and me.
I am excited about 2015. If all goes as planned, it will hold my first 50k, a few fun family vacations, and some big changes in all of our lives and we send our oldest daughter off to middle school!