Happy New Year! You know it was coming, a year in review recap. Everybody’s doing it. Cue your mom saying, “If everyone jumped in a lake, would you?”

Yes. Yes I would. I like swimming.

Run 1, 063 miles

Lee and I
Elvis runs.
Me & Mrs. No Salad herself.

Bike 2,805 miles´╗┐

Post long ride with Coach Steve & the girls
Pringles FTW.
AM group ride.
Swim 115 miles (202,400 yards)
Master’s Swim Team
Frogman 5K

Strength & Yoga A whopping 7 yoga classes and a huge 7 strength sessions. Obviously an area to work on for 2015.

Races: 13

January – Frogman 5K Swim
February – 0
March – Sarasota 1/2 Marathon, Hits 70.3 Ocala
April – Iron Girl 5K, St. Anthony’s Olympic Triathlon
May – Running for All Children 5K, Miami Man Speedway 70.3
June – 0
July – Sunshine Festival 5K, Top Gun Sprint Triathlon
August – 0
October – UT Master’s Swim Meet (No recap. Oops.)
November – Rock N Roll Las Vegas 1/2 Marathon, Turkey Trot 5K
December –  Say No To Drugs 5K

A look back at my goals for the Year:
1. Eat more at home. I think we did pretty good with this one. It’s an ongoing goal and I’ve learned a bunch of new cooking tricks and a lot more healthy recipes going into 2015.

2. Bring lunch to work more. This was so-so. I started off doing pretty well but fell off toward the end of the year. On a positive note, I have found really delicious, healthy places to eat on my lunch break. I still need to bring to work to save money.

3. Read more. Win! Twelve books read.

4. Ride my bike. I’d say I succeeded here. Those big miles up above were a big win for me. And I got through that 116 mile jaunt in Chattanooga.

5. Strength train. I definitely did not do this. I’m not too upset because I really had a tough time working in much else besides swimming, biking, and running when the ironman training ramped up.

6. Save money. I did ok with this. I think it’s another ongoing goal and not something that I can really ever stop doing. I increased my 401K contribution and that’s a big step in the right direction.

Favorite Reads My favorites were Unbroken and Dark Places.
Favorite Newest Obsession Ya’ll know I love my coconut quinoa berry cereal. I think it was my biggest hit for 2014 in terms of obsessing.

Favorite Song of 2014 Any song by Sam Smith. His voice is absolutely beautiful.

Favorite Movie of 2014 I don’t normally post about movies, but the S.O. and I go a lot. This was a toss up for me because I love The Hobbit and while it was good, it wasn’t my favorite. I pretty much fell in love with Guardians of the Galaxy and The Grand Budapest Hotel was absolutely lovely.

Biggest Lesson Learned in 2014 You really can do anything you set your mind to but be careful not to overlook the other parts of your life. A big goal is fantastic, but it’s still important to remember all the other parts of your life. “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around every once in a while,  you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller

Secondary Lesson Learned in 2014 OMG did you know that brussel sprouts, when cooked the right way, can be amazing? 

Biggest Let Down of 2014 Black Friday is no longer Black Friday and it’s a total bummer. I refuse to shop on Thanksgiving. 

Biggest Triumph of the Year Finishing an ironman. Of course.

I hope you all had fantastic 2014’s! Now it’s on to the next one…. 

2015 here we come!