Happy One Year Blogiversary to Me!

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It’s hard to believe one year has actually gone by since I started my happyTRIgirl blog!  I have loved sharing my workouts, my goals, my race results (the good and not so … um, stellar), my pictures, and my life.  Sometimes I have wished for more time to spend writing and recapping races, but work and life can get in the way of this hobby.

The best part of blogging?  Meeting and talking with other bloggers!  I have been inspired by so many and am thankful for all the people who follow my blog, through Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, and email.

I’m heading into 2014 with new training goals and I’d love to keep sharing my journey with you.

Do you have a favorite blog post of mine?  If so, what is it?  I can tell you from the audience stats, this blog had the most views:

Ironman Canada Race Report!

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This one, I had the most fun writing ….

The Art of Snot Rockets

…. Oh, I can’t forget this little nugget …

New York City Marathon

Looking back over a year of blog posts as I was writing this blog put a smile on my face!  It’s like re-reading a journal, only better because it’s laced with photos and nice comments from my friends (YOU!).  So, with that … here’s to another great year friends!!

xo,

happyTRIgirl

Life After Ironman

It might seem like I’ve fallen off the training wagon coming off of Ironman Canada, but …

I really just fell off the blogging wagon.  #oopsie

I’m pleased to report, however, I have been training again and LOVING IT!  I decided to change my focus for the next few months to running in hopes of getting some of my speed back.  Here’s a glimpse at my last several weeks post Ironman:

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My awesome coach, Daryl, has me running 6 days a week, swimming on Mondays, and one bike on Wednesdays.  I’m loving this schedule!  I’ve only had one set back and it was last week.  I came down with a nasty cough, body aches, and stuffy head, which all ended up in my chest.  I physically was so tired and decided not to push it with training and instead, REST.  I finished up this week with two solid runs.  So YAY for that.

So, you might be wondering why I changed up my training.  Well, I have a few running races on the horizon.  My key race being the Las Vegas Rock and Roll 1/2 marathon on November 17, 2013.  I’m shooting for a new PR!

I also have several other 1/2 marathons that I’m doing for training purposes.  I completed one of them two weekends ago, thanks to my friends at FurtherFasterForever, with a free entry!  And, surprise!  Although I ran it for training only, I ended up with my second fastest 1/2 marathon time!

After Las Vegas, I have my sights set on an EPIC endurance running event:  The Walt Disney World Dopey Challenge!!

…. so, cheers my friends! To running in the rain, running on the road, running on the treadmill, running on the trails, running with friends, running solo, running early, running late, running without pain, running with sore muscles, …. running ANYWAY I can.

But most importantly:  RUNNING HAPPY!

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