2015 was probably the least triathlon focused year I have had since 2008. Not sure why, I kept ticking through with moderate amounts of training but hardly did any races. In fact when I count back I only did 3 triathlons - a sprint, an Olympic and an Ironman (at least I covered all my bases...), one half marathon, and a handful of O'Hagan's 5km races.
On the non-triathlon side I had two awesome overseas holidays (without bikes), got engaged and got married, which might explain the lack of triathlon focus...
So overall it was a pretty good year. Here are a few key points:
Best triathlon moment:
Running sub 3.30 at IMNZ, this was quite an achievement for me and even topped setting a new Ironman PB on the same day.
|Woman on a mission|
Best triathlon related purchase:
My favourite ASICS jacket which was $70 well spent to get me through winter running, and my Under Armour t-shirts (from the kids department of course) - perfect fit and super comfy.
Best nutrition find:
These delicious Moon Bars, gluten free for people that way inclined and taste delicious. My fav is Date and Pistachio.
|Nom nom nom|
This is a toss up between and epic run we did from Paihia to Russell featuring two ferry rides, the Boxing Day swim to Rangitoto and off road run, or my pre-wedding Hen run. The Rangitoto swim was awesome but the run not so much after we got lost and did an extra 3.2km over a pretty un-runnable scoria and rock trail. At least we'll know the way for next year.
|All smiles at the top of the volcano|
|Pre swimming sunrise|
|The running of the Hens|
Best non-triathlon moment:Well I guess this would have to be getting married, or it could be getting engaged since I never thought any of it would ever happen.
Best new friend:
Mr Daddy Long Arms
|Marvin has the longest arms in the world|
|Coming in for a headbutt|
Blogging more in 2016 isn't one of my goals but I am doing Tauranga Half Ironman this weekend so I am sure I will do a race report soon. Other than that no set plans for 2016 so the world is my oyster :)