It’s hard to believe that this is the last Tuesdays on the Run for 2014!
It’s been an awesome year and I’ve loved joining Patty and April on this fun linkup. I can’t wait to see the fun that we come up with next year. (And if you’d like to join us as a guest host in 2015, hit me up with a comment or email!)
- Finish another five half marathons in five days. I ran the Mainly Marathons Riverboat Series and loved it just as much as the Dust Bowl Series in 2013. It was so much fun that I’ve already chosen the Center of the Nation for my 2015 series
- Run 14 16 half marathons in 2014. Final count: 17. I just couldn’t resist one last one in Jacksonville, Florida (report soon). Just for fun, I also threw in my first Ragnar race.
- Run half marathons in 4 new states and one new country. Kentucky, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi = new states completed. Ireland = 1st international half marathon. Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Florida = shorter races replaced by half marathons.
- NEW GOAL – Venus – This was my really big goal for 2014 and I accomplished it! 13 half marathons in 79 days – I started with RNR USA and finished with ZOOMA Annapolis. In between, I felt like I ran a half marathon nearly every weekend. It was crazy and awesome and totally burned me out for the rest of the year.
- Keep moving our whole family down the path towards healthier eating and more movement.
This goes up and down. We definitely are eating healthier most of the time. Beer Geek exercises more than I do and Shoo never stops moving. Even Jones has gotten better about shutting off the video games and getting moving.
- Move on the days I’m not running – a minimum of fifteen minutes. I’ve done better about riding my exercise bike when I’m not running. I still haven’t consistently done any strength training.
- Get back to a point where I’m comfortable in all of my clothes. Yeah, that didn’t happen. It’s not awful, but not what I want.
- Consistently work the number of hours each month that I’m supposed to hit. I worked a lot more hours starting in August than I had in the last couple of years. It looks like 2015 will continue like that. Still working on getting into a work routine. I’m still trying to figure out how the public library and my writing fit in with this – hence way too many nights spent working until midnight.
- Keep building my skills with Google Apps, especially in creating Google Sites. Every time I think I’ve got this mastered, Google changes something. Oh, well, it keeps me on my toes.
- Actually attend a BURP (homebrewers/beer lovers) event. Someday…
- Take a trip with Beer Geek. Done! We had a great time at Riverboat together.
- Be more social. I’ll give this a B+. I worked a fair number of hours at the reference desk at our public library. I also ran some runs with my local MRTT and enjoyed a few parties with them. I do need to be better about reaching out to my non-running friends.
Other 2014 accomplishments
Ran 200 miles in March
Master’s PR in Frederick (sub 2:10 FINALLY!)
ZOOMA Annapolis Ambassador
Girls Gone Sporty Ambassador
RocknBlog 2015 Team
Skirt Sports Ambassador
2014 was an amazing year. Despite a few setbacks, I met the majority of my goals and all of my running goals. I am thankful to have had such a great running year and such supportive family and friends who helped make it great.
Join us with your wrap up of 2014 or any other running related post. Be sure to join us next week when we talk about our goals for 2015!