Tuesday: 4 miles easy 8:47/pace, 1 hour of Olympic Lifts (even though I was just learning form, 35 and 45 pound bars are heavy and i’m still sore)
2013 was a fantastic year for my running life, traveling, & personal life. I kicked off the year visiting Los Angeles for the first time and loved every second of it.
I went on a trip to Nashville for the first time, for a friend’s 21st birthday. It was epic, and I actually loved Nashville. This is a pic of all of us, minus the 3 chicks in the background– they totally photo bombed us.
Cameron and I flew to back home to Chicago in July for his cousin’s wedding. We got to get our fill of deep dish pizza & local brews all while looking like frickin’ models. Okay, we didn’t look like models, BUT at the wedding reception the photo wall made us feel like it 😉
And I got the chance to hang out with my veryextremelyalmostuncomfortablyclose friend 🙂 Marie is a doll, and we’re overdue for a reunion!
In October, Cameron and I took a real life grown up vacation to Ocho Rios, Jamaica! It was so much fun and relaxing. If you want to see my posts on Jamaica, check them out here and here. I definitely will return to the Caribbean one day.
In 2013 Cameron and I got to see some amazing live shows. We are both musicians so seeing our favorite bands live is something we do often. We saw Sigur Ros, Postal Service, Animal Collective, Say Anything, Eisley, Bonobo, El Ten Eleven, Wavves… and the most important…
Sir Paul McCartney.
The reason it was such an amazing concert, besides the fact he put on one of the best shows i’ve ever seen, was because earlier in the day Cameron proposed to me here:
Okay, on with the running stuff! I’ll do an upcoming post on the differences of running this year compared to the past, but for now just a quick recap so 2013 can be left in 2013.
During 2013 I cut 11:22 off of my 1/2 marathon PR from 2012. I ran the most races i’ve ever run in a calendar year and also hit 1068 annual miles which was a high for me. I did my first ever 5K’s some were serious and I placed in age groups & had a 3rd place finish & some 5K’s were fun and messy.
Oh and I started this blog.. 🙂 2013 was a great year. I feel accomplished, centered, strong and young as ever. I’m ready to see what 2014 has in store for me. I’ll be blogging next about my annual goals in the next post. Hope you enjoyed my yearly review!
What is your top goal for 2014?