Sunday, January 6, 2013

A Look Back at 2012, Part 1

The Year In Review

A look back at the moments and milestones in fitness, and with family, that defined the year! 


We were still on a total high, reveling in and recovering from the thrill and exhaustion of our first IRONMAN and subsequent mini-vacation in Cozumel. What a feeling to hear those words: You Are An IRONMAN! 


Time to relax and have some fun with the fam, so we headed to Seven Springs, PA and shredded some snow (what little there was of it) with our three daughters. 

Headed to the Polar Bear Express Lift

View of the slopes from our balcony

The youngest one catches some air at the terrain park


Time to get moving again with the start of triathlon training season. Throw in a last minute "learn to snowboard" adventure, my 16th wedding anniversary, the Rock N Roll Half Marathon, the Frederick Mission 10-Miler and a new yoga session, and let the craziness begin! And, Congrats to my mom on her Retirement! 
                                                Snowboarding at Liberty Mountain Resort with  my friend Gretchen
Yoga time! Namaste.  

Anniversary dinner at Volt in Frederick
Happy 16th Anniversary!

 And a road trip to celebration the occasion . . . 

Harrisburg, PA waterfront
Lunch at the Appalachian Brewing Company
Hiking the AT
Dinner in the Poconos
Nature Trail in the Poconos

Next it was the Rock N Roll Half Marathon in Washington, DC on St. Patty's Day . . . 

Race Expo with Cheryl
Potential Race Day Attire? 
Flowers from Triathlon Dad on Race Morning :)
All smiles after a super fun & rockin' race on a beautiful day!
And the next weekend it was the ill-fated Mission 10-Miler in Frederick. I'd aggravated my left hamstring at the Rock N Roll race, which led to a gimpy stride at the 10-Miler and a vert angry right IT Band that forced me to walk for bits of the race.  
With Jen after the Mission 10-Miler Race
And, after 33 years on the job, my Mom was honored for her years of service. Congratulations, Mom, and Happy Retirement!

Congrats on your Retirement, Mom!


Tri Daughter #2 got braces and turned 9, lacrosse season began, my trail running efforts came crashing down, literally, and our family enjoyed a spring break trip to Hershey Park, Colonial Williamsburg and Great Wolf Lodge . . . 

Got Braces? 
Trail Rash--swollen/bruised palm/thumb.

Ready for action! 
TriDaughter #3

TriDaughter #2

Happy 9th Birthday! 
Meeting adrenaline quotient on Griffin at Hershey Park

Strolling the streets in the 18th Century at Colonial Williamsburg

Tri Dad and Tri Daughters at Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg


The Cascade Lake Sprint Triathlon was the official start of our season--and a great start it was, as I finished 2nd in my division and had the honor of being with my SIL, Kate, and my friend, Cheryl, as they both successfully completed their first-ever Duathlons! To add to the fun, there was the Frederick Kids Triathlon, Triathlon Daughter #1's 11th birthday, piano recital and meeting CHRISSIE WELLINGTON! 

Tri Family at the piano recital

A good start to the season!
Post-race with Triathlon Dad

With Cheryl who completed her FIRST Duathlon!
SIL gutting it out at her FIRST Duathlon! 
Tri Daughter #1 turns 11!
Tri Daughters #2 & #3 wait to start the swim

Tri Daughter #1 in T1
Triathlon is Fun!
At the Frederick Kids Triathlon


The South Carroll Sprint Triathlon, always a fun day in support of a good cause, was another great race for us as I finished 2nd in division and 6th overall female out of 134, while Tri Dad and his father both scored a 1st place finish in their divisions. Swim season began for all three Tri Daughters, Tri daughter #3 celebrated her 7th birthday, and I broke in a new pair of shoes. 

New Kicks

Happy 7th Birthday!
FIL, Me & Triathlon Dad before the South Carroll Sprint
Finishing the bike leg
Uphill dash to the finish
Triathlon Dad crosses the finish line
Accepting 2nd place award!

Tri Dad accepting 1st place award

Post-race Happy!

His & Hers Hardware

Tri Daughter #2 Takes Her Mark!
Tri Daughter #1 waits for her Heat to start

Tri Daughter #3 at the block & ready to rock!

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