2013 in Review

Finally, 2013 is coming to an end. It’s wasn’t a terrible year, but I never really got too excited about it. However, there were plenty of great things that happened in the past 365 days. Here’s a look at 2013.

  • I ran 12 races: five half marathons, one 10k and six 5ks
  • I traveled: Vegas, Toronto x2, Dallas (Work) & Austin, Colorado (Vacations)
  • I ran the 3M Half Marathon and knocked Texas off my list
  • I met Melissa and Paula 
  • I PR’d in the 5k
  • I traded in my Mazda3 and upgraded to the VW Tiguan, hello AWD
  • I ran my first trail race, the Yeti! Set Go 10k
  • I joined a new running group, Medina Country Road Runners
  • I was part of two weddings, Congrats again Elayna & Nicole!
  • I gave my dad a surprise 60th birthday party
  • We bought a house!

And of course 2013 had plenty of goals and plans that I set out to accomplish, so let’s take a look at how those turned out.

2013 Goals


  • Run a sub 2:00 half marathon –Stuck at 2:05
  • Run 800 miles –Not even close, but at least I made it over half way at 435
  • PR in the 5kPR’d on my home turf at the Sole to Soul 5k
  • Run two half marathons in two new states – I knocked Texas off my list, so I’m 1/2 on this one
  • Volunteer at racesI joined the Medina Half Marathon committee, so that counts right?


  • Travel –I traveled a lot for work: Vegas, Dallas, Toronto x2, but we also took some trips for fun: Colorado & Austin
  • Learn German – I really need to learn German still
  • Learn to cook and eat healthierI tried some new and healthy recipes this year, not many, but it’s a start
  • Stress less – Oh, this was a silly goal, that definitely won’t happen
  • Read more, at least 10 books – Four books, and definitely not enough, I’ll be trying this again.
  • Cut out unnecessary purchases – I’d say I did this for most of the year, and then I got a new car, and a house, and some really cute clothes….

What did you do in 2013? What was your favorite memory? Did you accomplish all of your goals?


3 thoughts on “2013 in Review

  1. playfulpups says:

    12 races is awesome! I started running in 2013~ and my goal was a 5k and the Cleveland Turkey Trot. Did them both, and now have to step up the goals for 2014! 🙂

    Looks like you had a fulfilling year- even if you didn’t meet each goal~ Here’s to a great 2014!

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