There are a few common blog posts among bloggers this time of year and I’m not going to be one of those people who doesn’t do them just because everyone else is. So here it is – 2012 in photos! Enjoy 🙂
I started off the year with my new bike – a shiny new 2012 P2!
In February, Mike, Asia and I ran the Surf City Marathon and each of us achieved our goals (sub 3:50 for Asia and me, Sub 3:20 for Mike). After that, we set our focus 100% on triathlon. The photo below is one of a few of us on a training ride through Camp Pendleton to practice the Oceanside 70.3 bike course.
On March 31, I crossed the finish line of my first half Ironman in just under 6 hours! April-June was basically eat, sleep, breath Ironman training.
Then the big day came – June 24 I finished my first Ironman!
It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but worth every second of pain.
After the Ironman, Mike and I started our mostly vegan diet. We’ve eaten a lot of vegetables in the last six months!
Also after Ironman, wedding season began. From June – early November I attended five bridal showers, three bachelorette parties and seven weddings!
I didn’t give up racing completely! In August I ran the AFC Half Marathon “for fun” and in September I took 2nd place in my age group at the San Diego Classic Triathlon!
In September I started my 2nd season of coaching for Girls on the Run, this time coaching slightly older girls in Girls on Track!
In October, I started to get back into the swing of training and pulled off a slight PR at the Long Beach Half Marathon.
Later in October Mike and I took two weekend trips – one to Vegas for a trip I won through work and one four day weekend to San Francisco for a wedding. While in San Francisco, I met up Page and some other fellow runner/bloggers for a gorgeous 18 mile run.
In November, we took a break from marathon training and went to Belize for a relaxing 8 night vacation!
In December, we continued to marathon train while attending Christmas parties and celebrating my birthday!
My highlight of 2012 was undoubtedly crossing the finish line of my first Ironman but even despite the Ironman, 2012 was a great year! I’m looking forward to achieving some new goals and making more memories in 2013.
What was your highlight of 2012?