Our Year: 2013

So the hot thing to do on blogs is a year review or something like that. And I definitely can’t be left behind.
This took some work to go back and look things up and I’m not really into doing a lot of work, so read and make me feel better about the time I spent on this post.

Along with “move viewed”, I also slipped in “my favorite” post of the month too…. which sometimes is closer to the least viewed….. haha.

Our “most viewed” of the year was my BRCA Gene post by a lot, with “Why Runners are Really Annoying” in a not so close second.

January:

Most Viewed: Why I’m Staying Home, The Mile Repeat

My Favorite: Running Scared

Race Reports: Rehoboth Beach Marathon

Favorite Life Thing: Being content with my decision to quit my job.

The early days of my starting to be home full time.

February:

Most Viewed: The last 20, Tired & Hungover, When a long run was just a long run

My Favorite: A Frozen Progression Run

Race Report: None

Favorite Life Thing: New Nephew born, Evan Emre Ozbilge 

Glenn’s sister Megan with Niece Sofia & a brand new Evan.

March:

Most Viewed: Shamrock Marathon Recap

My Favorite: Shamrock Marathon Recap, The Big PR from the Coaches Prespective

Race Report: Shamrock Marathon Recap

Favorite Life Thing: No really, I was happy about that race. 

Finished with my fastest 26.2 to date.

April:

Most Viewed: I added miles & I got tough

My Favorite: I added miles & I got tough

Race Report: Rock the RelayCarmel Half Marathon

Favorite Life Thing: I met a new friend, who is one of my best now- Ashley, My last big event for Back on My Feet & transitioning to being a Stay at Home mom full time (although I quit in late December- I still worked for them through end of April.

Rock the Relay
Back on My Feet Birthday Luncheon- my last big hooray. 
This is after the Indy Women’s half- but wanted to share a picture with Ashley. I wasn’t creepy enough to ask her for a pic after Carmel, when we’d just met 30 minutes earlier.

May:

Most Viewed: Triathlon Training- Muncie 70.3

My Favorite: Learning to be a swimmer, or many a runner who can swim

Race Report: 500 Festival Mini Marathon

Most Exciting Life Thing: My sister got marriedWe launched our Coaching Business, Marshall started walking, Glenn returns to running after two months off, My first Mother’s Day

After the 500 Festival Mini Marathon- used this race as a training run for a race I didn’t end up doing… can’t plan everything!
Ericka & Rick at their destination wedding. Just the two of them, wish we could have been there!

June: 

Most Viewed: Triathlon #1 Recap

My Favorite: My road to the Chicago Marathon

Race Report: Triathlon #1 Recap

Most Exciting Life Thing: Marshall’s first birthday, Glenn’s first Father’s Day, Starting to run with the RUSTED BEARS- new friends!

First open water swim survived!
Marshall turns one
New friends: Rusted Bears! Right before Amy’s Half! 

July:

Most Viewed: Ironman Muncie, Do you have a running BFF?

My Favorite: Ironman Muncie

Race Report: Fire Cracker SixIronman Muncie

Most Exciting Life Thing: Ironman Muncie, Having the balls to finally get my blood work done for my gene test

Before the swim: Scared, Nervous, Excited, Focused.
Entering the pain train of 13.1 miles after swimming 1.2 & biking 56. Never felt anything like it. Different kind of hurt than end of marathon pain.
My loves who cheered me on!

August: 

Most Viewed: BRCA 2 Gene & my decision

My Favorite: BRCA 2 Gene & my decision

Race Report: Eagle Creek Trail Half Marathon, Glenn CRRG 5K #1, Lindsey’s CRRG 5K, Glenn’s CRRG 5K #2Indianapolis Women’s Half Marathon

Most Exciting Life Thing: No post really, but we both turned 30 & celebrated 5 years of marriage, joining Oiselle Team!

Glenn’s 30th Birthday
When Glenn took second at the Eagle Creek Trail Half Marathon. The kid that won had never ran a race before & wore big beats by dre head phones. Really.
5th Wedding Anniversary 
Running in my Oiselle Gear w/ Cadence and niece Giovanna.

September:

Most Viewed: Not your typical Tuesday

My Favorite: Not your typical Tuesday

Race Report: Ripple Effect, Chicago half marathon

Most Exciting Life Thing: Friends throwing me a “bye bye boobies” part, Vacation to Sonoma, Marshall’s first hair cut- I don’t know if this really makes the list, but the picture is really cute.


Glenn & Marsh after the Ripple Effect.
My amazing friends threw me a going away party right before my mastectomy.
Beautiful little vacation in Sonoma with Glenn’s whole family for a wedding. 
Britney making his handsome. That’s right, not shirt at the salon.

October:

Most Viewed: Surgical Bras are sexy right?

My Favorite: My take on Glenn’s Chicago Marathon, And then I cried some more

Race Report: Chicago Marathon- What now?

Most Exciting Life Thing: Getting my surgery OVER with, Going trick or treating with the cutest banana I’ve ever seen.

Mom watching Marshall during my surgery, Sister Visiting me in hospital.

The race that WASN’T meant to be.
Halloween

November:

Most Viewed: What’s REALLY annoying about Runners

My Favorite: Monumental Marathon Weekend

Race Report: Monumental Marathon, Drumstick Dash

Most Exciting Life Thing: New nephew – Gunner Ceferino Gil, Glenn’s new Marathon PR

Niece Giovanna & new nephew Gunner
Glenn redeeming himself after a bad race at Chicago, just three weeks later. 
Pre Drumstick Dash!
Stroller running it at the Drumstick Dash

December:

Most Viewed: Dominating the Stroller Run

My Favorite: Strong

Race Reports: None

Most Exciting Life Thing: New niece- Josephina Lynn Stazonne

All the kids on Glenn’s side of the family. Evan, Josephina, Sofia & Marshall.
Christmas 2013
Christmas 2013
Happy New Year Everyone!!!!

Comments

  1. As a kind of new reader to your blog, I really enjoyed this post! I got to catch up on a lot I missed. You are fast – and brave – and you are going to have an impressive 2014. Glad to be reading! And your annoying runners post was way better than the original article. The Boston jacket thing…ha! I ran in 2012 (the really hot year) and everyone was wearing their jacket around in 80+ weather!

  2. Oh I loved so much about this!! I cannot believe how much time you put into this!! You put most other 2013 recaps to shame my friend. I can’t wait to read what’s so annoying about runners – that list (I’m guessing) is mighty long – HA HA!!! So many great pictures and a truly amazing recap. Happy New Year!!

  3. I’m so glad I found your blog early this year. I’ve loved reading and following along with your journey through so much. You’ve had quite the 2013 in a lot of ways, and I’m glad you’re ending it in a great place! I’m excited for what 2014 holds for you and Glenn, as I’m sure it will be exciting. And of particular note, wow! The kid who bean Glenn in the trail half marathon and wore Beats for the whole thing? Did anyone tell him how successful he could be? I hope so. I love that because there’s not a lot about his build that would suggest he would be a super speedy endurance runner. Happy New Year!

    1. Thanks Meghan! So funny about the guy who won right?! I wanted to sit him down and be like look kid- you are a beast of a runner! He was only 19 or something like that & and yes by looking never would have guessed he’d be a super fast distance guy! haha!

  4. Kim

    Wow – I’m new to your blog and this is such a great way to get caught up – awesome 2013 recap!!!
    Happy 2014!

  5. You have had a big year- in running/Tri’s and in life. I have really enjoyed following along with you, Glenn and Marshall and can’t wait to see what 2014 brings (One thing it BETTER bring is us meeting up at Boston!)

    1. Thanks Laura! I think it’s pretty cool that you and I both completed our first half Ironman & PRed the marathon with the SAME time!! haha- proof if we lived in the same city we would be a match made in training partner heaven. We will definitely be meeting up in Boston!!

  6. Even though we live in the same city, sometimes it’s hard to catch up. Our lives are so busy. I always enjoy catching up via your blog, Lindsey, and of course, LOVE the pics! Cheers to a happy, healthy and productive 2014! Love you!

    1. Thanks Deb!!! I know- and we do need to have dinner soon! Cheers to you and Tom! You guys are the best!! XOXO

  7. Wish I had known ya’ll better in March and we could have met up at Shamrock. That would have been a lot of fun. It was fun looking back at ya’lls year this year and I always love reading your blog!

    1. I know!! We so would have had a meet up! I don’t know that we followed each other yet! This year would be a totally different story! You girls are going to have a blast meeting up- wish I could join!! Thanks Hollie!

  8. You are some of my favorite grown-up youngsters. You live life so fully. You inspire. You dream big. I can’t help but get excited when I spend time over here. I hope your winter is going well. See you in the Spring!

    1. Belle! I love that “grown-up youngsters” – I’m going to stick with that description for years to come… 🙂 Can’t wait to work with you again- hope training is going great!!

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