Last look back at 2014

Please humor me with one last post (recapped my progress on my 2014 goals the other day in this post) looking back before looking forwards…

There were some pretty amazing moments of 2014 sprinkled in and among all the hard work that characterized my year. Wanted to share them so you can take a look but also so I can remember them for a long time to come.

  • Crossing the finish line at Ironman Chattanooga!

So thankful to my friend Jay for this amazing video. You have no idea how many times I have gone back to watch to make sure it really happened. Sometimes it seems like it was all a dream–in a way it was…it was my dream taking flight and happening in real life…maybe that’s why!

  • Watching an Iceberg being calved from a Glacier! 

The family trip to Alaska was more amazing than I could have ever imagined and when the ship pulled into Disenchantment Bay for us to view the Hubbard Glacier, it became epic. It was there that I stood on the bow of the (big) boat with my family watching a wall of sky blue ice, listening for it to crack and and seeing icebergs fall into the water. I will never forget that day.

  • Annie joining the family!

The only reason I can explain for waiting so long to get a dog is that God had me waiting for Annie. I grew up in a family that always had a dog and have always felt the void in my life…but I didn’t truly understand the void until Annie filled it. I am so thankful and honored that Stacie, Jesse, Elise and Calvin picked me to be the next family for their best friend.

Seriously an amazing year! Thanks to all those who have followed along in real life with me and in the at home version on my blog. According to WordPress, my loyal blog readers have taken four trips on a NYC subway or something like that (see below) and have voted (by views) the following posts as their favorites. Do you agree?

  1. I can. I will. I did! – IRONMAN Chattanooga race report
  2. News from the Doc
  3. Lifehacks for Life on Crutches (actually written in 2013 but somehow people found it over and over)
  4. Take That Tumor
  5. Good News and More Good News

More 2014 stats about the blog can be found at the report linked to below:

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,700 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.