I’m looking back on the year 2013 with smiles, nostalgia, and remembrance of so many great moments.
In 2013 I ran eight official races, and one virtual half marathon.
I ran/biked/walked 766 miles, which is just a couple hundred miles shy of my goal of 1000 miles for 2013. Injury kicked my tail from October on, but I managed to keep moving. I am still over 100 miles further than I moved in 2012, so I am pleased to say the least.
My eating and habits weren’t stellar this year, and I plan on next year focusing more on less wine, and more veggies. I seemed to go in waves of eating great, yet I have still not found a happy balance in caloric intake/workouts to maximize weight loss/lean building.
Let the research begin.
With that, I have to recognize all I DID accomplish in 2013.
I PR’d my half marathon at the Trailbreaker half with a time of 2:02.
I placed second in my age group for the Dewey Dash 5K with a time of 27:24. My first, and only age placing medal!
I PR’d my FULL marathon at the happiest place EVER for me at the Fox Valley marathon with a 4:25, finishing 49th in my age group!
I started a new career/step down in career as the Histology Coordinator at St. Joe’s Hospital in Elgin, IL. But more time with my family was needed, so the step down, was really a step up. I’m still trying to find that job, that doesn’t feel like a job. Lol
I made more time to cook, write, and take pictures because it’s what I LOVE to do.
Goals for 2014 are….
Run and Bike…MORE.
Lost 10 lbs.
Take more pictures…write more….work on my e-book…sleep more…drink less wine…smile more…laugh more…pray more…focus on the positive….MORE.