Sunday, January 12, 2014

2013: A Year in Review

The past year was pretty eventful, it seemed as if every weekend Ash & I were either racing, doing long training runs or visiting friends and family. Here is my best effort at putting together a "2013 Highlight Reel".

Ash took me to the Catskills for the weekend to celebrate my birthday!

My first real "injury" taking place at a race. While running Mile Run I took a couple of good spills and got a healthy gash in my right forearm that needed 5 stitches after the race.
A little medical attention after the race.

My first ever win at an ultra!! Glacier Ridge 50 miler.

Hyner 25k. 10th overall with a 2:39 a week after Glacier Ridge. I was happy to be able to come back a week after my 50 and place well without being quite back to 100%, but more importantly spend time with some of my best trail running friends!

The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 miler at Bear Mt., New York was one of my most memorable races of the year (and I didn't even run it!). Ashley ran, beat Nikki Kimball by almost a hour AND set a new course record!!
Pretty elite company!

Mohican 100. I was able to return after running a 22:18 in 2012 and run 21:50 even with lingering knee pain from the Sole Challenge 12 hour and stomach issues persisting from 50 miles on.

Our trip to Colorado! Getting engaged! 14ers!
Long's Peak. Our first 14er!
We got engaged on Colorado's highest peak, Mount Elbert!
My main trip (non-running) objective. Seeing a Mountain Goat!

Oil Creek 50k/100k. Ash ran/won/set CR (what's new?) at the 100k while Dad ran his first 50k, just 1 week after running Mega!

Ashley and I bought our first house! 
A celebratory bottle of wine!

2013 was a great year and I'm excited for an even better 2014! I have plenty of running and racing on tap, but most importantly marrying Ashley on May 24th!

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