December 31, 2010

2010: Year in Reflection

As 2010 draws to a close, it's time to look back at goals - both met and unmet, challenges, experiences and successes. This was a year that took me from the Vancouver Winter Olympics to Napa Valley, to my first race since the injury to Ironman training, to Italy by bike and eventually the most incredible Ironman experiences I could have wished for - a 13:31 finish in Lake Placid and a 12:48 finish just 7 weeks later in Wisconsin, the ultimate comeback and a PR of more than 3 hours. It was a year that presented personal ups and downs, but each challenge was another opportunity to grow and I ended up in a good place. So how did the numbers stack up?
  • Bike: 4,094.81 miles, 268h 31m 22s
  • Run: 553.98 miles, 93h 49m 45s
  • Swim: 82,723 yards, 30h 27m 07s
I biked nearly 800 miles more than 2009, but fell short of my 5,000 mile goal. Next year. I ran 164 miles less due to injury recovery, but had two really amazing marathons. The swim? Let's just say I was at the pool less than half as much as I should have been.

I used to be obsessed with numbers but not so much anymore. I truly lived my life to the fullest in 2010 and made risky decisions for my races in order to prioritize my non-tri life. I have no regrets. 2010 was an incredibly rewarding year and I can only look forward to even bigger and better things in 2011.

Because it's so hard to put into words, here are 100 photos from some of my favorite moments in 2010.

What are your most memorable moments? Happy New Year everyone!


  1. Great pictures! What an amazing year you have had!

    Happy New Year and looking forward to a great 2011!



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