My 2015 Highlights

This year is quickly coming to an end, and while I already am making plans for 2016, I don’t want to let 2015 get away without taking time to look back and reflect on the fun and frustrations of the past 12 months.

2015 Highlights
I’m joining the Weekly Wrap link up hosted by Holly at HoHo Runs and Tricia at MissSippiPiddlin, but instead of recapping my week, I’m recapping my year. 😉

The highlight of 2015 was our trip to the Grand Canyon. It’s so hard to choose one picture to share, so if you missed my Grand Canyon posts, please check them out here and here.

Grand Canyon

The most frustrating thing that happened to me in 2015 was fracturing my foot hiking

Swollen Foot

Oof! This is when I realized there was something really wrong!

Luckily, there was lots of running before and after that happened. Here are my five favorite #SeenOnMyRun pictures from 2015.

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I also had fun hiking, cycling, and visiting other cities on business trips. Here are five of my favorite non-running pictures from 2015.

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I’m not good at keeping track of my activities, but according to Garmin Connect, I ran over 700 miles, cycled nearly 600 miles (not including spinning), and hiked over 40 miles.

Looking at my Kindle library and the books I reviewed for Blogging for Books, I read over 25 books. While I haven’t been very diligent about sharing book reviews this year, I did manage to write about my favorites: The Nightingale, Paper Towns, The Girl On The TrainStill Alice, and Reconstructing Amelia. My mother-in-law gave me The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes for Christmas, and I spent the weekend reading it. It’s definitely a good book to read this time of year, and find motivation to “yes” your way to a fantastic 2016.  

Have you reflected on your highs and lows of 2015?

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28 Responses to My 2015 Highlights

  1. Jenniferf says:

    looks like a wonderful year, despite the foot fracture!
    Jenniferf recently posted…Running and Fitness 2015 – My Highlights, My Bloopers, My Gear My Profile

  2. Steena says:

    I love end of year recaps! Happy almost 2016 to you!

  3. Seems like a really good year for you, except the foot fracture. I have never been to the Grand Canyon but it is on my bucket list. LOVED the Nightengale !
    Karen – Fit in France recently posted…French traditions : all about food & familyMy Profile

  4. I have reviewed (in my mind) my highs and lows of this year. Highs were all on the road. Lows were all in my family. Kind of balanced out. But it was definitely a tough year for me.
    Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home recently posted…Running with the devilMy Profile

  5. Love all of your pictures, especially the Grand Canyon – still on my bucket list! Oh, so glad your foot is better now!
    Janelle @ Run With No Regrets recently posted…Runfessions – December 2015My Profile

  6. Chaitali says:

    I love the seen on the run photos! It’s cool that you set them up like a slide show 🙂
    Chaitali recently posted…2015 Running Year in ReviewMy Profile

  7. Yum Yucky says:

    The Grand Canyon is on my bucket list! Take care of those toes, ‘lil lady.
    Yum Yucky recently posted…How to Be Successful and Finally Stop FailingMy Profile

  8. I’m so glad your foot is better! I want to read The Year of Yes – good to know you liked it.
    Michelle @ Running with Attitude recently posted…2015 Top 5 PostsMy Profile

  9. I did not know Shonda Rhimes had a new book That is good to know I have been lacking on reading
    Nicole@life after heels recently posted…End of the Year SurveyMy Profile

  10. You do take advantage of the great views of DC on your runs. Yay for healing your foot and coming back stronger
    Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner recently posted…The Best of Meatless Monday 2015My Profile

  11. I had a great year I think, lol! I sure traveled a lot more than I thought I would ever be able too, I also ran a lot of races, again that I never thought I would. Ohhh your hiking accident makes me glad I didn’t see this before we went on our hike yesterday. I was already nervous since my first full marathon is in 2 weeks! My fingers are crossed I can stay healthy and well for it! I’m so very glad you joined us for Weekly Wrap and linked this recap up! I think 2016 is going to be a great year, wouldn’t you agree?
    Tricia@MissSippipiddlin recently posted…Weekly Wrap #21 Stone Mountain ChristmasMy Profile

  12. great recap! I am a bit of a procrastinator so I am not recapping 2015 yet- I still have 3 days left 🙂 You read a lot this year too, very impressive!
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  13. Karen says:

    Your foot 🙁 That was really swollen. I am glad you are back to running now, it is no fun being out. It is good to look back , it always feels like the fun moments pass so fast! Grand Canyon hiking looked amazing 🙂
    Karen recently posted…The Last Link Up for 2015My Profile

  14. HoHo Runs says:

    I can sympathize Coco! Would you believe my foot was never swollen? But the pain…incredible at first. Yours looks painful. I keep pressing my high school senior to pick a trip to the Grand Canyon as his graduation present. So far, no luck. I haven’t looked at my year-end numbers yet. I definitely got a lot of cycling miles in a short period of time. Your seen-on-your-run pictures are spectacular! Thanks for linking and Happy New Year!
    HoHo Runs recently posted…My Year in BlingMy Profile

  15. Despite fracturing your foot, sounds like you had a really good year!
    Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy recently posted…Running 2015, Part IIMy Profile

  16. As you know, you post my favorite morning pics! Hope you have a Happy New Year (come Thursday/Friday) 🙂
    Jennifer @ Run Jenny Run recently posted…Catching Up: Run, Fun and Food!My Profile

  17. I love all your pictures! Looks like a great year despite fracturing your foot. Ouch! I hope you have a Happy New Year!
    Debra @HappyRunningSole recently posted…2015 Running RecapMy Profile

  18. Wow, you still logged an amazing amount of miles considering you injury! I’m impressed!!
    Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes recently posted…Top 5 Blog Posts of 2015My Profile

  19. Looks like a great year other than the fracture! Im impressed with how many books you read this year- I haven’t counted but my guess would be that I read about 12-13. Happy New Year!
    Lisa @ Running Out of Wine recently posted…A Look Back at December and 2015My Profile

  20. jill conyers says:

    You definitely had more highs than lows in 2015!

    Happy new year and thank you for sharing with Fitness Health & Happiness!
    jill conyers recently posted…Fitness Health & HappinessMy Profile

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