2014 has been a memorable year that paid dividends on a lot of hard work. Though the last month and a half has been filled with rest and relaxation, for most of the year I was constantly working my tail off training for the race that I knew would take up my life for 2014.
In the first post for 2014 I listed a lot of goals, like I have done consistently for the life of this blog, and I accomplished most of them or was close enough that I’m willing to check it off the list. My biggest goal was, of course, crossing the finish line of Ironman Chattanooga, and that I did. The year fell into place around it, but it was much of a blur.
My numbers for 2014 are:
41.76 swimming miles
3349 biking miles
1220 running miles
I’m pleased with these in every way. Though my swimming numbers are far lower than the goal of 150 for the year I set, I’ve come to accept that I will never go to the pool as much as I “should”. I’d rather spend my time on my bike or running.
This was the first year I maintained injury-free status for the whole year, and it’s the first time I got over 100 miles for the year. I’m really excited about that. And for the bike? I don’t want to even think about how much time that is in the saddle. My butt hurts just thinking about it.
Pictures tell the story better than words and numbers, so here’s a little year in review photo overload: