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2013 Year in Review

  • Run/swim/bike a combined total of 1500 miles. Didn’t happen. I was right at 1,000 miles.. pretty far off. 
  • Run 3 half marathons this Spring. DONE. 
  • Complete 3 tri’s this summer. Only did 2.. stupid injury. 
  • Don’t die during the Ragnar Relay. DONE. 
  • Run a sub 2:15 half marathon. DONE. 
  • Cook dinner every night for an entire week. Totally forgot I set this as a goal..
  • Grow an herb garden and use it! Nope. I have a feeling I will never do this.
  • Balance between my goals, John’s goals, and what’s good for the girls. Reaching goals take sacrifice for all parties, and it’s very easy to become selfish with what you want, and not what’s best for the family. I’d like to think I did this! 
  • Take the girls on a weekend trip.. somewhere fun but within driving distance. DONE. The cruise counts, right??
  • Be able to do the splits. This is laughable that I set it as a goal..
  • Continue with cross training and weight training. DONE… Err… still a work in progress! 
  • Clean up my eating… being more mindful of what I am putting into my body. Still a work in progress…
  • Go to a Pro Football Game. Another one that’s probably not going to happen. 

I haven’t set my goals for 2014 yet.. I’m a little disappointed that I missed so many. Oh well! Let’s take a look back at how EPIC 2013 was.

We started off the year with C turning 4…

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And then I ran Ragnar Relay FLK… I still can’t believe I did that.

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We went to the National Title game… and I was photobombed by my brother in law.

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We had a snow day…
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I ran Mercedes.. and officially crushed my sub 2:15 goal.

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And then 2 weeks later, I ran Tuscaloosa and PR’d again..

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I went to Texas for the final BlissDom…

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C discovered her love of a knee pop..

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I went up to DC and ran Nike Women’s with Molly… No PR for me, but still was one of my favorite races.

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I did another Tri.. this one with J and I placed in my Age Group again.

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We went on a cruise… and had a fabulous time.

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On the cruise, I got this super sweet bruise from an EPIC Dodge Ball game.
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Tried some Energy Bits… loved them so much I became an ambassador. (Use RUNINHIGHHEELS for 15% off!)
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We went to the lake and Addy drove a Sea-Doo…
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I raced twice in one day.. Triathlon in the morning and a 5K at night.

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C found out just how dangerous treadmills can be…
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We had our yearly girls trip to the lake…
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And I got injured… not at the lake. Just injured in general.
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We went to the Georgia Dome and hung out with some Hokies… Hubs photobombed pictures with “number 1″.
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We took the girls on the Carnival Conquest…. and had a fantastic time.
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We went to a few more football games….
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and The Lumineers in concert.. photobombed once again by my brother in law.
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Mom and I took Addy to the American Girl Store in Atlanta.

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I got out of my comfort zone and ran with groups of unknown people… sometimes seeing these gorgeous sunrises over Birmingham.
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I ran a comeback 10K.. and PR’d it.
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Photobombed once again by the number 1…
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And I ran Magic City again.. cursed it until the end and crossed the finish line with C.
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All in all.. 2013 was EPIC.
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2014 has some big shoes to fill… Hope it can live up the expectations.

Are you sad to see 2013 go??

 

10 Responses to 2013 Year in Review

  • Katie says:

    You are seriously one of my favorite bloggers, Rachel! We both started running seriously right around the same time, and it’s so motivating (and enjoyable!) to read along as you train and race– it’s reassuring to know that everyone has a little bit of runners crazy inside of them! And your girls just crack me up– the knee pops and sass are just too funny!

    Best wishes for a fabulous 2014!!

  • It looks like you had an awesome year! I loved 2013 because of all the new running friends I made, but I’m even more excited for 2014!

  • Jen says:

    I’m so happy we finally got to meet this year!! & in 2014 we should figure out a destination race! Here’s to an awesome 2014!!

  • I am actually not sad to see 2013 go. It was full of ups and downs. I cannot wait for 2014 and a fresh start. I have so many goals I want to achieve! First a marathon! I need to start training asap! Ragnar is another goal!

  • Leigh says:

    Oh my, what a year you had! What happened to C with the treadmill? Poor girl!

    • Rachel says:

      The cousins were playing and she got shoved onto the moving treadmill, and got trapped until someone could get to her.. really nasty burns!

  • You had a fantastic 2013. I’d say it’s pretty impressive that you started the year wanting to run under 2:15 and ended the year with your Sub 2 or Bust goal. Not too shabby. I want to meet you so much in person, because we’re the same. I laughed out loud about your herb garden comment and your splits comment. I totally do that when i review goals I set a long time ago.

  • Meghan says:

    You had such an epic year! I love all of your running accomplishments! Is there a 26.2 in your future??? :)

  • Lindsey says:

    Looks like a fabulous 2013 to me!!

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