January - we spent 2 amazing weeks biking through Central America as part of the grand prize I'd won in a vegan sports nutrition product sweepstakes. Trip of a lifetime.
February - I coughed up the big news that I was moving to Boulder and explained the process in excruciating detail.
March - I puked my way to a new personal best power on the bike.
April - we visited Stanley's sister's adorable puppies and celebrated a birthday for a special dog friend.
May - I was not eaten by sharks.
June - Woofstock, baby.
September - Jeff visited. It was still hot. Then it started raining and thus commenced the great Boulder Flood of 2013. We evacuated to three different hotels at different points in September. I should teach a class on this.
October - We moved into a new home after the final straw with the flood and old apartment. Jeff visited - it was hot again! I continued to train for a marathon in the prettiest place on earth, got chased by a cow, we got our first snow, and I did science.
November - I flew home and surprised Jeff and my family as he packed up our house. I ran my last 20-miler at sea level and learned how awesome it is to live at altitude. We sold our house in one day on the market.
December - I ran a marathon. Survived finals week and got As in my classes, spent 3 weeks eating like an asshole, and miraculously got back in the pool and on my bike.
If you're still reading and you care about the racing/mileage crap…
I swam 224,171 yards (~128.8 miles), biked 2376.17 miles, ran 903.91 miles, did a little over 26 hours of strength work, and got faster than ever on my lowest mileage in ~5 years. I raced and podiumed in 2 duathlons and successfully swam from Alcatraz to San Francisco. I started tri season well with a 4th place in AG, then podiumed in the next 2 races and crashed and burned in my first outing at AG nationals. I ran 4 run races, made the podium in 3 of them and PRed the shit out of the last one. Life was a bit hairy this year but I managed some huge improvements and I'm happy to put this racing year to bed and focus on the next one.
With that, I'm off to drink sparkling cider and eat spinach for dinner, hang with the dogs, and go to bed at 9pm. 2014 kicks off early and I need to be well rested!
A wonderful year of adventures for sure! I am very jealous of you selling your house so quickly!
Have a great 2014!
What a great and crazy year it has been for you! Congrats on all of your accomplishments for 2013, I can't wait to see what you do in 2014!
Congrats... sounds like an awesome year! Wish I had the heart to pursue a dream and pick up and move somewhere amazing like you did!
And congrats again on the marathon, BAD ASS!
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