Totally stealing this idea from Katie (without the gratuitous ass shots of course).
Started off the year with the cold, cold, cold Portland Winter Run.
Immediately after the Portland Winter Run, we headed off to adopt this little furry bundle of joy. He has grown a bit since then, but will still sit any lap available whether he fits or not.
Ended January with an awesome blogger meetup at the Frostbite Marathon relay.
My Christmas present of a new bike finally arrived at the bike shop! Bike porn galore!
Broke my toe. Tripped over the dog and went foot first into a heat register. (Despite getting shit about posting the foot picture back in February, I decided to repost it. Deal with it.)
I was too stubborn to miss a month of racing despite the broken toe so I hobbled through the Heart and Sole 5k to keep the streak alive.
With the toe finally back to normal, I busted out a near PR 5k at the Irish Jig.
Had an awesome blogger meetup at the Glass City (half) Marathon with Tom, Colleen, MattyO, Heather, and BDD. We had a great time and I even managed an awesome half marathon PR.
We had a spring thunderstorm where we learned that the end of the rainbow was actually in our front yard. Time to start digging for a pot of gold? Gotta pay for this sport somehow.
Ran the Calvin Spring Classic 5k for the first time and ran with Rob and Sheri as well.
Ran the Tulip Time 10k and 5k respectively. I would have had a 10k PR except a volunteer routed us the wrong way and we accidentally cut off about .5 miles.
Rode 155 miles around the entire county hitting all four corners. The 145 mile course wasn’t enough so we *purposefully* got lost and added 10 miles onto the course.
Rode 23 laps around Reeds Lake as my 100 Miles of Nowhere. Crazy but fun.
Knocked the Grand Rapids Triathlon Half Ironman out of the park with my first sub-5 hour 70.3.
Celebrated 5 years of home ownership!
Did my 2nd ever Olympic distance triathlon and despite a suckfest on the run still managed a nice PR. Too bad it was the last year for the race because it was an awesome event.
Celebrated 6 years of wedded bliss!
Actually took a vacation! Of course there was plenty of running, biking, and swimming on said vacation.
Shocked myself with my first sub-19 minute 5k at the Siren Chase 5k. I ended up placing 7th overall and 1st in my age group.
Despite a cancelled swim, I had a great race at Ironman Steelhead 70.3. Bailey made his spectating debut as well and was a trooper the entire day.
Recovered from aforementioned Ironman with a beer and football recovery program at
the Holy Land Notre Dame.
Did the bike leg of the Run, Ride, Row triathlon down in Berrien Springs. Had a great time racing and hanging out with the Wood’s and Smith’s afterwards.
Rocked another Grand Rapids Marathon and scored a PR at the same time. I also signed up as a lifetime entrant so I better keep up this whole running thing.
Celebrated Bailey’s first birthday. Even if he didn’t want to.
Continued to embarrass Bailey by dressing him up for Halloween.
I had absolutely nothing to do with this.
Jennie and I successfully cooked our own Thanksgiving dinner for the first time. No one got sick and it was delicious!
Before Thanksgiving Dinner, Jennie, her brother Brad, and I ran the Anti-Turkey Trot. I won the 10k race! Woohoo! Brad took 4th overall in the 5k and Jennie rocked her first ever 10k!
I celebrated Christmas with my favorite girl and the best puppy ever.