So, that's a wrap on 2014. Not a bad year, I have to say:
Run: 2176.3 km
Bike: 2563.0 km
Total: 4739.3 km (!!)
The run number is lower than I'd planned for the year due to injury downtime, but the bike number is about 2,000 km higher than I would have predicted back on January 1st. I fell pretty hard for cycling this year, that's for sure.
|I should probably not be allowed to use photo editing apps.|
Some good things happened (marathon, cycling, duathlon, some new PBs), some not so good things (hip bursitis I just couldn't seem to fully get resolved), but I'm ending the year feeling good and getting really, really excited about 2015.
(My Strava year in review video seems to mostly only include running stats, and I didn't start tracking with Strava until mid-January, so the numbers aren't quite right. But I'm going to share it anyway)
Why am I so excited for 2015? Because 2015 is going to be all about triathlon. I even joined a local tri club, because if I'm going to do this, might as well do it right. I'm starting an 8 week swim stroke clinic with the club in mid-January, as it's probably better to get advice/help with my swimming now before I learn all sorts of bad habits. Plus, it'll get me in the habit of swimming regularly as I try and figure out how to fit the third discipline into an already crammed full of work, kids, running, and cycling schedule. They say the fourth discipline in triathlon is transition - I say it's really scheduling!
|Don't read too much into the 'iron' part of the club name. Iron distance tris are NOT in the immediate future!|
And I still have to pick my June triathlon(s), of course. One of these days I'll figure that out.
Happy New Year, and here's to what I hope will be a great year of swimming, cycling, and running!