Monday, December 30, 2013

2013 Year in Review

I hope everyone enjoyed their Holidays. I actually got some good training runs in during the week and was able to spend some quality time with the family. Now it is that time to reflect on 2013 and plan for 2014.


I had a goal of running 400 miles for the year. This is how it went.

January - 43.4 miles
February - 26.1
March - 34.2  -  Ran 1:08:07 in Sheriffs Trail Run 10k
April - 44.7 - Ran 1:03:23 in Xterra Lake Las Vegas Trail Run 10k
May - 47.9  - Ran 31:07 in Barstow Mud Run 5k
June - 57.0
July - 23.2  - Ran Barstow Freedom 5k. Start of my pleurisy injury 
August - 0 - Still recovering
September - 35.1
October - 46.4  - Ran 2:02:30 in Xterra Point Mugu Trail Run 18k
November - 66.7 - Ran 51:04 in Apple Valley Turkey Run 10k
December - 52.2

Total for the year was 476.9. Beat my goal, woo-hoo!

Best of the Year

I would have to say that my favorite race of the year would have to be the Xterra Point Mugu Trail Run. It was a tough and beautiful course. It also was my first race after my pleurisy and was the longest distance race I had ever done. So it meant a lot to me.

Had a great time at Point Mugu

Worst of the Year

Would have to be my pleurisy injury. My running had been going really great up until then. The pain in my lungs from the pleurisy was intense and felt like it never was going to end. During the entire recovery period I had worries that my lungs would not be the same and my running would not be the same. It definitely was a tough injury to overcome physically and mentally.

My Unhappy Lungs


I have a couple goals for the new year and new experiences planned.

Primary Goals
Run 700 miles for the year.
My first Half Marathon.
My first Triathlon.

Secondary Goals
Run 1000 miles for the year.
My first Full Marathon.

I want to thank my Family for enduring the boredom of waiting around at races to support me and putting up with my expensive, time consuming hobby. I have the best Family ever!

My Awesome Wifey

 My Awesome Offspring

What was your favorite moment of 2013?


  1. Way to hit your 2013 goals! What's your plan to nail 2014?

    1. Thanks. I actually really hope to reach 1000 miles in 2014 but it is going to be hard.

  2. Got the kids running too!? Good stuff. Looks like you have an awesome 2014 planned; go crush it :)

  3. awwww, u DO have some pretty stinking awesome supporters over there!! love it! :)
    it's always fun to see people reflect on their years and set their sights on the next. i'm glad u definitely had some fun races this year but BOOOO to injuries. :P got some great goals for 2014...let's see u kick some running butt! :)

    1. Thank you Cait. I am excited for a great, injury free, new year.

  4. Congrats on a great year! Sorry to hear about your injury but you seem to have recovered well! I think you have some solid goals for 2014! My favorite moment of 2013 was getting back on my feet after my stress fracture earlier in the year.

    1. Thanks. I really did enjoy 2013. It is great being able to come back from an injury and continue running again isn't it?

  5. Congrats on a solid year! You exceeded your goals and recovered from a tough injury! Can't wait to see what you do in 2014!

  6. Great job crushing your 2013 running goal. So awesome! Looking forward to following along in 2014!! You've already completed one of your goals. Crazy! :-) I'm hoping to do my first tri this year, too. Have you chosen one yet?