330,726 yards of swimming (188 miles)*
3318.38 miles of biking*
825.85 miles of running
27.75 hours of strength training*
549.25 hours of total training*
*New high total
11 races in 2012 (1 duathlon, 5 triathlons, 2 5ks, 1 1/2 marathon, 2 swim races)
5 PRs (5k, 1/2 Ironman, Ironman, 2.4 mi swim, triathlon course)
5 top-5 placements
1 qualification for Nationals
Max was grandfathered in to his MXB and MJC titles and started a new sport with nosework classes.
Stanley finished his OA, OAJ, NF and CL1 titles and received his Versatility Excellent title. Quite a few of his puppies were successful in the show ring and his daughter Adele won Futurity at the National Specialty.
Puck attended his first shows, started nosework and went on his first 2 backpacking trips.
Final Thoughts on 2012
Jeff and I celebrated 5 years of marriage and 9 years together. Some things just get better with time, I'm glad to say this is one of them.
Triathlon had its hard moments this year, feeling the training fatigue of doing an Ironman 2 years in a row, but I also saw tremendous growth and improvement across the board from the work I did. I made wonderful memories training with friends and tackling difficult terrain and exploring new places. I couldn't have done any of it without my training partners and lanemates and friends.
I've put the groundwork for many changes into effect this past year and I hope to see them come to fruition in 2013!