2013 went a little like this…
I started the year off dabbling in vegan eating. It was exciting. I learned a ton of new recipes. I dared myself to try something new.
February I froze my butt off and ran the Seroogy’s Valentine 15k for the second year in a row. It’s February, it’s cold, and I had icicle eyelashes. I loved everything about it.
In March I helped my friend Becca through the longest runs of her life as she was training for her first marathon. Watching a friend grow as a runner is a great, great feeling.
In April my favorite bunch of friends came to visit and we all ran the Crazy Legs Classic 8k. It’s the only time of year I can seem to get this bunch of friends together, I look forward to it every year.
In May I kept calm and ran a cheesy marathon. Best of all was watching my friend Becca finish her first marathon the biggest smile on her face. Very proud of her!
In June I got to proudly state that I’m married to a triathlete. John did his first triathlon. Not only did he finish, but he did the most gracious thing a triathlete can do. He stopped to help me fix a flat. He is the absolute kindest human being I know, there is no doubt about it. Also, mark this as the first time I saw the sag wagon.
In July I got into the meat of my training for Ironman. I savored a lot of beautiful Wisconsin landscapes.
In September all that hard work paid off. I became an Ironman.
After becoming an Ironman I didn’t know what to do with all of my newfound free time in October. Having free time led to adopting my puppy Ziggy.
In November I was still a bit restless, so I ran my eighth marathon.
And I’m wrapping up the year with lots of time in the winter wonderland of Wisconsin. Every free chance I get I’m gliding away on my cross country skis.
It’s been an incredible year. I plan to have just as much fun in 2014. Happy New Year!