Goodbye 2014

I read back to my goals for the year, as I am not one to make resolutions.  The beginning of 2014 was pretty tough on me…I found out I was losing my job, and we were buried deep in sub zero temperatures for MONTHS it seemed.  #Chiberia and I officially were NOT friends, and my miles and mood disintegrated at a very rapid rate.

BUT…spring came along, and I found a new job that I currently still am working at.  YAY.  I also PR’d my half marathon by a minute, at 2:01, trained for and ran my hubby’s first half marathon with him, as well as prepared for months for my Master Chef audition in Chicago.

Over all, it was a pretty good year.  My mileage isn’t where I had hoped, but I did lose 5 of the 10 lbs I set out to lose so I am pleased with that fact.  I also remained consistent with my blog, which was another big goal of mine.

Next year brings on new adventures of training for my 3rd full marathon, the Grandma’s Marathon that I will be running with my sister.  I swore I’d never run another full…but yeah.  We all know how that goes, right?

This past year I have been documenting my favorite recipes, and REALLY want my e-cook book to come to fruition this year…#fingerscrossed

For next year, I have a few personal goals that I want to keep up with that I’ll keep to myself for now, as well as over all I just want to keep movin’ forward.  I lived in the past for too many years.  I hope to continue to see my sister more often, as well as have ALL. THE. FUN. running another marathon with her on June 20th, 2015.

Lastly, I’ll share a couple of my favorite photos from last year!

Last year winter running buddy
Last year winter running buddy
Naperville Half, Nov'14
Naperville Half, Nov’14
MasterChef audition, meeting Kira!
MasterChef audition, meeting Kira!
Fox Valley Marathon sisters
Fox Valley Marathon sisters
FAMILY <3
FAMILY ❤
Hubby's first half <3
Hubby’s first half ❤

 

Cheers, and Happy New Year to you all!!

 

❤ Michelle

16 Comments on “Goodbye 2014

  1. Wow, such great times and memories! I’m so proud of you for everything that you accomplished!! You had a very successful 2014!! Happy New Year’s Eve!! I wish you love, health, happiness, and peace in 2015!! Rock it!! XOXO

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  2. From a bad start lots of really good stuff happened. Your year has shown me that the down times are just temporary and there’s always good waiting on the horizon.

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  3. Happy New Year to YOU!! I’m sorry that 2014 started out tough, but it sounds like everything came together in the end! I hope 2015 will have a lot of awesome in store for you.

    Oh and I’ve heard great things about that marathon and know a couple people who are running it! So cool!

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  4. That was quite a year, Michelle! I love that picture of you and your husband at the finish line. And you have a beautiful family!

    I wish you the very best in 2015.

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