Most of you wrote down your 2015 resolution, or “goal list”, before the fireworks even went off.
Not me. No list.
2014 was a BIG year for me.
- 3 – 50K Ultra
- 8 – Marathons
- 5 – Half Marathons
- 1 – 10K
- 1 – 8K
- 1 – 4 Miler
- 2 – 5Ks
I started the year with a bang and completed the inaugural Dopey Challenge at Disney World in January 2014.
I ran races with friends that were hard. Like really hard.
I ran roads. Trails. And everything in between.
I completed 4 marathons in 4 weeks (21 days actually, but who’s counting?) to celebrate my 40th Birthday. The 4 for 40 quest was a success and my kiddos were right there cheering me along the way, which made it even better.
My family moved from Illinois to Indiana. A 200 mile journey that took months.
I laughed a lot. I cried a lot. I made a lot of memories. 2014 may be gone but the good memories will not be forgotten.
As for 2015, I’m currently resting. As we know, running is cyclical. You either build rest into your routine OR the Injury Devil will creep in and force the issue. Normally I build in my rest period, and I had a couple rest periods in 2014, but overall it’s “possible” that I ran one to many races. So now I’m in rest mode
which is totally boring.
I do have a couple races on the calendar and I promised Aby that she could run her first half marathon when she turned 13. Her 13th birthday was last August, so her first half will be this summer prior to the start of her high school Cross County season. My races are below. I may not be racing a whole lot this year, so be sure to say HEY if you see me!
3/27/15 – Shamrock Shuffle 8K – Chicago, IL
4/12/15 – Go! St Louis Marathon – St Louis, MO
6/14/15 – Marion Rotary Marathon for Shoes – Marion, IA ** 30% off Promo Code: Marion201515
7/19/15 – Rock N Roll Chicago Half Marathon – Chicago IL ** with ABY!!
11/7/15 – Indianapolis Monumental Marathon – Indianapolis, IN
So my 2015 plan is to have less of a plan than I did in 2014. I have a few personal goals to which I’m committed. I have a few family goals to which I’m committed. And most importantly I want to see Aby reach her goal of conquering her first half marathon. The rest will unravel with time.
** Happy 2015 – Make the MOST of Your Year ** Amanda – TooTallFritz
Wow, you had an epic 2014! Enjoy the Monumental, that was one of my favorite marathon experiences.
No more triathlons?
Your 2014 was very ambitious and I think your strategy to taper back and rest more in 2015 is a sound training/racing move. I am elated that as time marches on and with all the accomplishments you have made in running and triatholons you have gained experience and wisdom…the by-product of which I see in your post here!
It’s so easy to overcommit once that race snowball gets rolling downhill, but congrats on a huge 2014. And thanks so much for your help with RaceRaves so far, we’re very much looking forward to 2015. Here’s to getting healthy and staying healthy… and best wishes to Aby on her own running journey!
You certainly did have an epic year! Great job and looks like you have a fun year planned for 2015!