Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Good things to come

Happy Holidays to you and yours. It has been a whirlwind year and I can't believe 2015 is coming to an end. I've had some ups and downs this year but I celebrate most getting through the year knowing I tired my best. Some highlights from 2015:
- Making the 2015 Team Soas
-Getting coached by one of the best in the business Jasper Blake
- Completing my first Iron distance triathlon and placing 2nd in my age group
-completing a 70.3 with a broken toe (I don't recommend doing this)
-watching my oldest daughter complete her first year of competitive swimming

As much as 2015 brought me some great adventures I am really looking forward to 2016. I have a feeling it's going to be a good one...

First off I get asked back to be a part of the most awesome team around

Want to know how awesome this team is?
That's right. We are wearing our not so ugly christmas cycling jerseys and none of us live in the same area. These ladies are just fabulous!

and to top it all off I got asked to be a part of another amazing team!

I've also come up with a few goals for this year.
Get a sub 1:50:00 1/2 marathon
Get a sub 5:30:00 70.3
qualify for ITU long distance championships
and my most important goal- be the best triathlon coach for my kids and their school

With the help from my coach at B78 I have a good feeling about this year. I will actually be prepared and on top of things, unlike last year where I did not have a triathlon coach and fumbled my way through the first part of the year until Jasper came to the rescue and got me ready for the iron distance. 

So how were the holidays? We kept things pretty quiet around here. With our families being back in Alberta we tend to celebrate with just the 4 of us and this year it was even more quiet. I've been laid up in bed with pneumonia. Luckily by Christmas Eve I was feeling significantly better.
Christmas morning was a big hit with the kids.

Santa was good to us all and even my friends outdid themselves on my gifts.

Santa brought all the girls leggings

and because we live on the Island where it doesn't get too cold we got out for a Christmas bike/walk.

Once we recovered from Christmas our wonderful friends came up for the day to get a boxing day hike in. We can just about see their house out across the water.

Seriously, nothing makes me more happy than spending time with fabulous friends.
This lady is my triathlon rock. She gets me, she motivates me, she inspires me, she also helps keep me grounded.

So as we roll out the end of 2015 I celebrated by getting my first workout done in over a month. Big sis is also gearing up for the 2016 season. She asked if I could start coaching her now so I made her hit the mats and do some strength training with me. 

So here's to a fabulous and fresh start. May your year be safe, happy, healthy and filled with much excitement and joy.

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