Today I'm hooking up with Miss Zippy's year in review, because I want to write a bit about my year and I think the prompts will help me organize my thoughts.
1. Best race experience
|Amy and I heading for the finish at Mississauga|
But there's also the little matter of that duathlon I did. I mean c'mon. I discovered that biking is awesome, I'm surprisingly kind of good at it, and I got a giant shiny medal for an age group place, so that race is pretty damn high on my list for the year. Let's call the marathon 1a and the duathlon 1b, OK?
2. Best run
A close second was finishing my first ever 20 miler. It was a perfect day for running and was a huge confidence boost before the marathon.
3. Best new piece of gear
Is it cheating if my best new piece of gear has nothing to do with running?
Was there any question what my answer would be here? Man I love my bike.
|I miss this. I'm enjoying the trainer, but there's nothing like a ride on the roads.|
Cross training can be awesome. Try new things, you might like (or love) them.
5. Most inspirational runner
Honestly, the people who inspire me most are my running friends - the folks who post their workouts on Daily Mile & Strava. I love that when I'm feeling unmotivated all I have to do is check out my online friend's feeds and get totally inspired to see people rocking their workouts. I have fast friends, slow friends, and everything in between, and every single one of them is inspiring.
And there's my #burlingtonskirtbrigade girls, who are always up for a run or a ride, give good advice, commiseration about injuries, and lots and lots of non-running related chat. Love you guys.
And finally my triathlon friends who were pretty instrumental in getting me set up with that whole bike thing, and I owe them many many many thanks for giving good advice and encouragement. I think Irina and Zindine won't rest until everyone has at least tried a tri...
6. If you could sum up your year in just a few words, what would they be?
The year I discovered cycling. And loved it.
So it's been an interesting year - I definitely did a lot of things I was not expecting back at the beginning of the year! Can't wait to see what 2015 has in store for me.