Well I had a great 2016. Here are 16 highlights.
I started the year with hiring a 1-on-1 triathlon coach. There was pros and cons. Training was awesome. I was never brunt out. I had a solid season but I also never saw any (triathlon) PRs.
Our Annual trip to Phoenix. Also fun to see friends and run the RNR 1/2 marathon.
Shamrock 15K. It was pouring. My calf was somewhat injured. BUT I managed a very very small PR. I also beat Dan for the very first time in a foot race! Bam!!
In April, The Pancakes celebrated their 1st anniversary
Another 70.3 in the books. Coeur d’Alene was a tough race mentally. I’ve worked a ton on mental strength but CDA always gets the best of me.
Bend for July 4th was amazing. It was very relaxing. Sun. A few short work outs. It was a nice reset before I really started to hit the Ironman training hard!!
The ride of the year: I rode 100 miles to the coast. Everything about the day was perfect (except the 5 miles of gravel we rode through). I felt great, positive, confident and although this was a Portland Tri Club ride I rode mostly solo. It was my fastest century EVER!
6th Hood To Coast: It is hard to believe I haven’t missed a year since I started but next year we will be in Europe so I will miss it. #sadnotsad
I started working from home. I got a stand up desk. It was AWESOME!! THEN 4 months later I got a new job. Same company but I had to move to the downtown office. Which was nice because it is closer but it’s NOT working from home! (this picture was taken the night we set it up, it was never this clean again!)
Ironman #5: Wisconsin!! Not a PR. Very few goals met. But I had an amazing run and that definitely counts for something!
Kona with Dan. We had so much fun watching IM World Championship, running, walking, swimming with the turtles and relaxing.
I was sad to see Dan leave the island but when the girls got there we had so much fun!! We had a crazy adventure running the inaugural Ragnar Hawaii as an ultra team.
We not only won the open ultra women’s division. We were fastest among ALL of the ultra women’s teams! Bam!!
We went to Vegas a few times. We met our 3rd niece. (first on my side) She is super precious. Totally in love with her.
See my favorite threesome grow up! It is hard to believe the twins just turned 3 and Seth is about to turn 6. Crazy!! We had lots of fun times this year especially baking and playing at the park.
In November, I decided to hire a new coach, as of December 1st. So far so good. I am feeling really good and loving the work outs.
We decided to staying in Portland for Christmas. My mom was coming to visit. Although Dan and I were kicking ourselves for deciding to stay(and looking for last-minute plane tickets to somewhere, anywhere but here), we had a fun time. Bonus I got in every.single.one of my work outs!!
Here is to an even BETTER 2017. What are some of your 2016 highlights?