2013 In Review

At the end of 2012, I vowed to live adventurously. What I didn’t anticipate was just how…adventurous…2013 would be.

Contrary to its stereotype, adventure isn’t just global treks, skydiving, or a Swiss Family escapade. And adventure wouldn’t be adventure if it didn’t come with crazy highs and frustrating lows. Instead, I’ve discovered that adventure was finding patience, going outside of my comfort zone and making big, risky, and scary changes to my life and my family’s life. Some of which ended well and others did not.

But I suppose that’s part of the process, right? The process in living life, finding myself, creating a story and simply…evolving. In the end, it turns out that 2013 wasn’t so much about living adventurously, but rather, about taking chances. And it’s like they say, you only regret the chances you didn’t take.

In 2013, I traveled, I became an aunt (twice!), I learned about injury recovery and ankle rehab, I completed my first Ironman, I fell in love with triathlon, I cooked more, I moved to a different state, I started a new job, I met two of the most important friends I’ve ever had, I started trail running, I read more, I PR’d in the marathon, I became an ambassador, I registered for more races, and most importantly, I continue to learn more about what’s truly important, and love my husband, Lola and family more every day. Now that right there is what it’s all about.

Here’s to the chances and changes of 2013, and to you guys — thanks for your continued support along the entire way. Your comments and cheers mean so much to me.

 Happy New Year & Happy Running!

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14 Responses to 2013 In Review

  1. MILF Runner says:

    Yay!!!! A year-end recap post! With a video! These are my favorite.

    It was so great to see you finish CIM so beautifully! Best wishes for a fulfilling 2014!

  2. Ali says:

    What an amazing year! Happy New Year to you, and I hope you have an amazing 2014!

  3. Asia says:

    Looks like you had a great year! Here’s to an even more memorable & fabulous 2014!

  4. Yes! You totally did have an amazing year. You accomplished so, so much! What an adventurous year!

  5. Kristen says:

    I would say you accomplished your goal of living adventurously! What an amazing year you had.

    Cheers to a lot more fun in 2014!

  6. What an amazing year! What’s on tap for 2014?

  7. Jennifer says:

    You have done some great things! Keep up the great work for next year!

  8. Marjolaine says:

    Happy new year ! Thanks for sharing your adventurous life with us :-) You are an inspiration.

  9. I definitely think you met your goal of living adventurously, and I can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store for you!

  10. Beth says:

    Congrats on a great year and having the courage to make big changes and take risks, heres to a wonderful 2014!

  11. Nicole says:

    I envy your brevity! Haha I’m so bad at writing concise posts and you managed to sum up your year perfectly without many words. 2013 was epic and you learned a lot – can’t wait to see how 2014 unfolds and hopefully even race with you again!

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  13. Jen says:

    An Ironman, an incredible marathon PR, and all kinds of travel sounds like a pretty awesome year to me. Happy new year!

  14. maggie says:

    Congrats on a great 2013 and taking the leap even when the future wasn’t that clear! I’d say this past year was pretty dang adventurous :) ! Hope your 2014 is just as amazing, or even better!

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