Happy 2014!

I have a lot of optimism about 2014.  Maybe that’s because of how amazing 2013 has been.




The stand out moment obviously being marrying my best friend in September.

I have SO much to be thankful for when I look back on 2013 . . . and I hope to spend some time today reflecting on that and remember how blessed and amazing of a year this has truly been.

While taking that moment, I want to thank you all so much for accepting me and jumping into this journey with me.  Starting this blog was something I have wanted to do for years, and I am so thankful that I finally started it when I did.

I am excited about a lot of things in 2014 (hello HONEYMOON IN FEBRUARY), but something I specifically looking forward to is where this little blog-o-mine will take me in the next year.   As I’m learning about this whole blog-world that I love so much, I am finding new and improved ways of doing things (hello new obsession with instagram).  I hope you all stick around for the ride in 2014, wherever we may go 🙂


Cheers to a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!


New Years Eve!

Good last morning of 2013 morning.



I started the morning off with a quick run that took some SERIOUS self-talk to begin.

Workout of the Day: 4 miles easy



  • 1 mile warm up (6.3)
  • Kept 6.3 pace through out, but with one minute at 8.0 every 5 minutes.

This was a bit of a drag of a run, but I couldn’t end 2013 without a run, could I?  Speaking of running. . .

2013 Running Goal

I mentioned a little while back that one of my very few goals for 2013 were to hit 1000 miles in 2013.  When I looked at my progress in late October, I thought I had NO chance.  I was still a ways out and was lacking motivation.  Then Pile On The Miles  happened and I not only found motivation, I was having some of my highest mileage weeks ever.

Now here I am in the last week of December and I just had a 32.5 mile week.  According to daily mile, I am ending 2013 at 1,019 miles.  And I couldn’t be more proud of myself.  I set to back-to-back half marathon PR’s, and found a new passion for running through tough races, injuries, and cold days.

I can’t wait to see what 2014 beings me 🙂

Question of the morning:  Did you meet your goals for 2013