2014 Racing in Review

I hope you had a Merry Christmas! I stole this post idea from Theodora, and thought I’d give a recap of my races this past year.

In January I started 6 weeks of swim lessons. You can see the 6th recap (and links to the other 5) here. I also completed 3 indoor triathlons. (And hope to do another on January 4th, 2015).

goggles shoesIn April I had a fantastic Half Marathon PR (personal record!) I wasn’t properly trained for the race, so I was sore for multiple days after, but I highly recommend Run for the Lakes for a good early season half. (I won’t be participating this year due to a friend’s wedding).

Run For The Lakes FinishI completed the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon in June, but my heart wasn’t in the race. Instead I focused my energy on my first triathlon! (note: the selfie with the bike was not taken during the race).

Beginner Triathlon GearI completed another sprint triathlon in August and visited Zorbaz afterwards to celebrate. (Actually many workouts/races were centered around Zorbaz (Gull Lake) this year, and I like it that way!)

Zorbaz Bloody Mary Bar Gull LakeIn September I tested my will power and road my bike to Walker, MN. It was 62 miles one way, and my butt has never been so sore. I’m hoping I get more long bike rides in next summer!

Bike Brainerd to WalkerIn my final race of 2014, I got another PR, this time in the 10k. It was a complete shock because my thoughts during the run were super negative.

Caribou Coffee and Turkey Trot MedalThe only race I’m currently signed up for is the Princess Half Marathon at Disney World in February.

Races I’m considering in 2015:  Zorbaz Gull Lake Challenge, Grandma’s Marathon (maybe I could get a PR?, Superior Man 41.5, and local sprint triathlons. I haven’t signed up as I’m waiting to see what distances and locations will be best for me and my life.


  1. What a great year of racing. I have decided to train for the Twin Cities Marathon in 2015, although I’d love to do Grandma’s someday, too. Happy training. Happy racing. Happy, healthy you!

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