Good Bye 2014

2014 was good to me!

When I look back I really feel as though I accomplished a great deal over the past year. I learned a lot about myself and believe that I am a different person leaving 2014 than when I entered it.

We started 2014 with a BANG – a New Year’s Eve party that doubled as a fundraiser for my daughter’s dance team. I cannot say my start to 2014 was pretty. I am certain I was really really hungover 😉

In early January my family and a family close to ours headed south, to Disney World. Polar Vortex’s and Flu bugs made for a holiday to remember!

But I was able to realize a Dream Early in the New Year. I ran the WDW Half Marathon. I can still remember tearing up as I ran through Cinderella’s Castle!

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The next day we set sail on a 7 day Disney Cruise through the Eastern Caribbean, Where we played in the water, ate amazing meals and snorkelled with sea turtles.

Moving forward, we came home a little softer that when we left so the Hubs and I kicked it with P90X3. I had amazing results, and developed some pretty sweet muscles.

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We were also fortunate enough to have the opportunity to visit with an Olympic Medalist, Eric Radford. He is the brother of a very close friend! It was a night to remember!

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When winter finally ended, around April, I began training for the Manitoba Half Marathon, but it wasn’t really jiving, I didn’t feel motivated.

So one night I got onto Pinterest for some inspiration, and I decided to train for my first Triathlon. It was a long shot as I was TERRIFIED of biking!

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But I dug out my cheap Canadian Tire Mtn bike and went anyways. I was super slow at first, it turns out I was riding on near empty tires, total newbie mistake. The hubs took care of me and from there I built some stamina and learned to embrace the speed.

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On my 37th birthday I last minute decided to ride 37 KM, I needed a gatorade rescue half way, but I did it and felt very proud!

In early August, my Dad and I went to Calgary on our first business trip. We brought my eldest daughter Rebecca with us. Calgary is a beautiful city! We visited a Horse Rehab centre and Rebecca found her calling. Then we headed into the mountains to Banff, Alberta and enjoyed some mountain biking, hiking and horse back riding! I was scared Sh*tless for most of my hike, but did it and felt like a rock star afterwards!

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In the middle of August all my hard work paid off as I completed my very first Triathlon and beat my expect time by 16 minutes finishing in 1:44 minutes!

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In late August I competed with my Dad in the Red Lake Fall Classic (a local fishing tournament with 140 boats)- the weather was brutal and we did very poorly, but still looking back anytime with my dad is a true gift.

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On a whim I decided to run a half marathon in early October, I had been sitting on the fence about whether to run a 10 k or 21.1k. I went with the half and set a PR for the course 2:17  2 minutes  faster than last time.

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In late fall I decided it was time to give blogging a serious go, I already loved Instagram and Facebook, it was just the next step. I feel that it has been a success. I am enjoying sharing my thoughts with the world and LOVE all the great people I have “met” through link ups. I feel as though I belong in this “FITFAM” 🙂

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My last major triumph of 2014 was becoming a Beachbody Coach. I have been looking at ways I could earn extra cash to help support my desire to race more and buy a new bike. I looked at a few options, but I believe that you must love the product to sell it and I LOVE Beachbody workouts. So I became a coach and put myself out there, I shared my blog and posted Ads on my Facebook. And low and behold people were interested! In fact I have just started my first Challenge group and it has 12 women!! Women who are looking for a change, and I get to help them on my journey. That little step of becoming a coach has changed me. It has brought me such JOY and I haven’t been gotten to the results yet!!

Good Bye 2014, Its been a blast!

 

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8 thoughts on “Good Bye 2014

  1. Hey you ran the Disney Half when I ran the full! Congratulations. Isn’t running through Disney World magical? Just dropped by for the first time here to say I love the name of your blog. Tri Hard Mama. Awesome! Hopefully I will complete a tri this year.

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  2. Hey Frank !! Isn’t it cool when you hear about someone else being in the same place as you! I loved running Disney it was an experience of a lifetime! Thanks for dropping by! I hope you do teakettle risk and try a tri it was amazing!!

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