Wow, another year in the books – hard to believe. 2015 was a great year; however, not without its challenges. 2015 began with a rough start. Enter Grant, newborn baby and non-stop crier. He cried. I cried. He cried some more. He would finally stop crying – a Hallmark commercial would come on – and then I would start crying again. There were a lot of tears. Then, factor in the post-baby weight struggle. You moms know what I am talking about. The “I need to be able to fit back into my work clothes before I head back to work in 12 weeks” struggle. The “I can’t afford and do not have the time to shop for new clothes” struggle. The “if I can’t fit into these pants I will have a breakdown” struggle. The struggle is REAL people!!
So a few weeks into 2015 I made it out of the crying stage and the “I’m too yuck to fit into anything without an elastic waistband” stage. That’s when 2015 took a turn for the better. Here are some of my 2015 race highlights:
- First post baby 5K – the Chocolate Lover’s 5K at DelTech. 27:24 finishing time. Not bad pushing a running stroller – I’ll take it.
- Spent a fun girl’s weekend in D.C. running the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler
- Celebrated my first Mother’s Day running the Delaware Running Festival half marathon. It was perfect weather and I had a really cute pit crew waiting for me!
- And finished 2015 strong with running the Annapolis Half Marathon and the Rehoboth Beach Half Marathon
In addition to these great events, I also participated in the Ocean to Bay Bike Tour and the Amish Country Bike Tour. Both are great events – and I highly recommend adding both events to your 2016 calendar.
What else happened in 2015?
- I become BodyCombat certified! BodyPump and BodyFlow training was intense, but BodyCombat took things to the next level. There is NOTHING like the energy you feel when teaching a packed Combat class. It’s intense!
- Yoga and I took our relationship to the next level. While I haven’t fully committed with a ring (aka – taking a 200 hour yoga teacher training) – yoga and I have moved in together (aka I NEED at least 2 yoga classes a week at Higher Power Yoga).
- I logged a TON of stroller miles. Between short runs after work, walks to the library, runs/walks to get G to sleep, runs/walks to get G out of the house so Jimmy could clean… I have logged 742 miles. While this is shorter than my goal of 1,000 miles, I feel satisfied with where I ended up.
- And who could forget all of those CSA recipes we shared?!?
With 2016 right around the corner, I am going to start planning my race and activity calendar now. You better believe I will be repeating most of these events – with some new ones sprinkled in throughout the year. What does your 2016 race calendar look like? Are there certain events you just can’t miss?