2014 was a fantastic year for me! I hope all of you feel the same way. I think its really important to reflect on the year and focus on the positive!
I hadn’t started this blog yet, but it was brewing in my mind! I started my training for my first half marathon!
I began this blog! It was one of the best decisions I’ve made. I have loved the community that I’ve found with you guys! Its nearly impossible to articulate how encouraging each one of you is!
Michael and I celebrated our first Valentine’s Day together and he spoiled me rotten.
Its so beautiful!
I ran my first half marathon – Shamrock! Not only did I run my first half, but I completed the Dolphin Challenge by doing the 8k and Half Marathon in the same weekend. It was such a rewarding experience.
Celebratory beer and 8k medal
My race bling!
Michael and I celebrated our 6 month anniversary.
We know we are obnoxiously in love and we don’t care! 🙂
We also went to see comedian Gabriel Iglesias!
At the Gabriel Iglesias show!
April was my favorite month this year!
Michael and I went to Florida and I got to go to Key West for the first time!
Sunset Cruise in Key West
Key West Sunset
Sunset Cruise in Key West
Pool in Orlando
Beautiful flowers from Michael!
Hotel in Orlando
The water was so clear and warm
On April 19th, Michael proposed!
On April 21st, I celebrated my 27th birthday.
In May, I ran the Chickfila 5k and logged my worst 5k time ever due to major sinus issues! But the Chickfila sandwich at the end totally made up for it.
I bought my wedding dress in June and did lots of other wedding things!
I said yes to the dress!
In July, I fell out of love with running, then made a re-commitment to get my act together for my fall races.
I started to focus a lot on a balance of different types of workouts and came up with a killer workout schedule that I kinda kept to….
September brought a lot of anxiety and stress, but also brought things like my 1 year anniversary and a great anniversary trip.
October was a busy month.
I ran my second half marathon – Crawlin Crab. I did both the 5k and the half marathon for the Shell Yeah Challenge. I learned a hard lesson about proper fueling when I bonked early.
Allyson and I after the 5k
After the half!
Shell Yeah Challenge bling!
Michael and I took a mini vacation to the mountains and got our engagement pictures taken.
Later in the month, I ran the Wicked 10k.
Wicked 10k 2014
I’m such a cheeseball.
In November, I ran my third half marathon – Harbor Lights. I was very pleased with my mental fortitude during this race as well as my fueling plan!
My AWESOME friend Diane who totally kicked butt!
Hollie is a pro at taking pics!
Who doesn’t love December?!
I ran my first 5-miler at the Surfin Santa. It was also my first twilight race.
Then of course, Christmas with my dear family and friends.
2014 was a great year and 2015 promises to be ever more incredible! Happy New Year everyone!