Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Year in Review

What a year! 

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

Inky.

In March I got to run a half marathon with Tara

Post-half. 

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. 

Oscar.

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

Splash!

July was all about Ragnar, which I re-capped HERE and HERE

Team Everything is Awesome.

In August I ran my first ever trail race. And became hooked, obvs. 

Shoes-n-bib. 

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

Running.

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! 

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