2013: A Visual Review

I woke up this morning with the realization that 2013 was a significant and hyper-emotional year for me. A lot of good things happened and a lot of bad things happened. Regardless, the net effect was that it was a really great year.

I have decided that I would like to present a visual review for your ocular pleasure based on my Instagram posts. And with no further ado, I present 2013: A Visual Review Based on the Ordinary Life of a Most Extraordinary Person, Namely Me. I couldn’t think of a better title…

January
I started training for a half iron distance triathlon in January. It would become my biggest physical accomplishment to date.
1-jan

February
In February I discovered that I was the fabled Water Beast of ancient lore. After working with a swim coach for only a short period of time, I improved my swim by over 1000%.
2-feb

March
I went surfing in Costa Rica for one day in March. I had to return home because Deetz’s grandfather had passed away.
3-mar

April
April saw me compete in the most physically demanding event of my life. The finish left me an emotional wreck for a couple of reasons.
4-apr

May
May left me wondering where do I go after I finish the hardest feat of my life. Well I surfed and paddled a lot, but a new challenged emerged as well…
5-may

June
What a crazy month June was. Sam came into the world like a rushing wind. And just as quickly we found out that something wasn’t right. All’s well that ends well though, as they say.
6-jun

July
In July I celebrated my one year triathlon anniversary by racing in a triathlon.
7-jul

August
I guess I was just busy being awesome in August…
8-aug

September
I had the best triathlon of my career in September, despite being stung by jellyfish three different times.
9-sep

October
In October I competed in my 9th and last triathlon of my inaugural triathlon season.
10-oct

November
This was the month that I took on a new coach and started making plans for my 2014 endurance sports season.
coach-anne-moore-2

December
A lot of great stuff happened in December, but it will all be overshadowed by the loss of one of my best friends. I will miss you Scout.
12-scout

So there you have it folks. 2013, up and downs. Highs and lows. I said in a Facebook post earlier today that I hope to not have quite as emotional of a year in 2014, but I will, as always, take each day in stride and strive to be the best person I can be.

Fare thee well two thousand thirteen.

 

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