Hard to believe I’m already in my 4th year of blogging.  A recap of 2014. (Click the links to see a recap of 2011,  2012 and 2013)
1. What did you do in 2014 that you’d never done before?
  •  Hurt my back
  • Competed in my first sprint (or any, for that matter) triathlon
  • Swam for longer than it takes to get from one end of the pool to the other
  • Got Invisalign
2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?


  • Run 6 half marathons (pending this most recent butt/back injury) – Nope, it took longer than I hoped to recover so I only ran 2
  • PR a race – YES – thought it was a “post baby” PR, I still haven’t gotten as fast as pre baby
  • Make it to a year of breastfeeding YES – though technically a few days shy, I still count it
  • Read 25 books NOPE – I’m honestly not sure how many I read, but no more than 10-15
  • Spend less time glued to my phone NOPE


  • Run a post baby marathon
  • Finish an Olympic Distance Triathlon
  • Come up with and follow a financial plan
  • Do a “pay it forward” once a month
  • Earn 2.0 CEU’s to go towards an ACE award in 2016
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
  • Too many to count
4. Did anyone close to you die?
  • Thankfully, no
5. What countries did you visit?
  • Um, that would be zero. A big fat zero. (again)
6. What would you like to have in 2015 that you lacked in 2014?
  • a vacation! A nice one! Because we didn’t take one in 2014 either.
7. What dates from 2014 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
  • March 1 – babies first 5kWe win!
  • May 14 – Twins first birthday and party

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  • July 27 – my first sprint triathlon!
Other than the fact that I don't look like I'm wearing shorts (I am), I love how this pic turned out
Other than the fact that I don’t look like I’m wearing shorts (I am), I love how this pic turned out
  • August 19 – my 32nd birthday and another attempt at a pic with the twins gone wrong
Sorry  mom, we aren't looking
Sorry mom, we aren’t looking
  • September 17 – I finished my tattoo
A pink and blue foot for each of my little ones :)
A pink and blue foot for each of my little ones 🙂
  • October 20 – my first post injury half marathon and mini vacation
Official finish time 1:55:42 or 8:45 pace
Official finish time 1:55:42 or 8:45 pace
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
  • Surviving with semblance of my sanity and fitness intact
9. What was your biggest failure?
  • Wasting time with worry and stress continues to be my biggest issue (again)
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
  • Injured SI joint
11. What was the best thing you bought?
  • Triathlon bike!
ready to kick ass and take names this season!
ready to kick ass and take names this season!
12. Where did most of your money go?
  • Bills – isn’t it always bills?
  • My ridiculous fitness habit
13. What did you get really excited about?

  • Triathlons, surprisingly
  • Watching the twins grow up
14. What song will always remind you of 2014?
  • Rude by MAGIC! No idea why.
15. Compared to this time last year, are you:

  • – happier or sadder? happier!
  • – thinner or fatter?  about the same
  • – richer or poorer? definitely poorer
16. What do you wish you’d done more of?
  • be present with my family
17. What do you wish you’d done less of?
  • stress about money
  • worry about things out of my control
18. How did you spend Christmas?
  • My parents, sister and brother in law spent the day at our house
Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!
19. What was your favorite TV program?
  • Modern Family
  • Sister Wives (yes, I know)
  • Ink Master
20. What were your favorite books of the year?

  • Jodi Picoult – The Storyteller
  • The Divergent series
21. What was your favorite music from this year?

  • Love Runs Out – One Republic
  • Desire – Meg Myers
  • Rude – MAGIC!
  • Dark Horse – Katy Perry
  • When I Was Your Man – Bruno Mars
22. What were your favorite films of the year?
  • The Hunger Games – didn’t watch many movies this year either.
23. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
  • I turned 32. We spent the day shopping, getting new running shoes and had dinner with a few friends/family. Bryan had planned a surprise party for me, but it had to be canceled after both the twins got sick :(.
24. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
  • I don’t think anything would have brought satisfaction that I’d consider immeasurable.
25. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2013?

  • I so don’t care. I just buy what I think is cute. And on sale. Bonus if its both. (This totally hasn’t changed)
26. What kept you sane?

  • My husband
  • My friends
  • Running
  • Blogging
27. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2013.
  • Nothing worth doing is easy