Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Oh! The Places You Will Go!

When I look back on 2014, I think of the challenges that have been overcome, the progress that's been made, and most of all, the many adventures that took place along the way! One of my favorite poems has always been Dr. Seuss's "Oh, The Places You'll Go!" and I can't help but think of it when reminiscing on the opportunities that training presents. Yes, training is an impetus of improvement and a means of achieving goals, yet it's also a fun and exciting way to experience and engage in the world around me. To close on 2014, I'd like to share a mini collage of the fun that has taken place this past year.


Oh, the places you'll go! 
There is fun to be done! 
There are points to be scored. 
There are games to be won. 
And the magical things you can do with 
that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all. 

Boston
Los Angeles
Burkes Garden (Tazewell, VA)
The Pacific Coast Hwy
Just down the mtn :)
Knott's Island, NC
Wrightsville Beach, NC
OH! THE PLACES YOU'LL GO! 
You'll be on your way up! 
You'll be seeing great sights! 
You'll join the high fliers who soar to high heights. 
And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! 
(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed).

Early morning adventures running through farm fields
Post ride cooling off in a river

As seen at the local aquatic center
Outdoor early morning yoga sessions
And taking the sunrise before embarking in a marathon of a journey
[Virginia Beach Boardwalk - Shamrock Marathon]
Early season training hanging out in the snow!
Mid-season training in the California sun! 
Late season fall vibes!
Welcome back, snow!
Oh, the places you'll go! There is fun to be done!
There are points to be scored. there are games to be won.
And the magical things you can do with that ball
will make you the winning-est winner of all.

Racing in new localities: Colonial Beach, VA
And seeing similar sights from a whole new angle.
Taking time for a mid-ride splash!
[The New River-- 2nd oldest river in the world!]
And enjoying scenic overlooks! [New Castle, VA]
Sharing in the training experience with family [W&OD Trail in Northern VA]


And celebrating birthdays in a unique way [run to Dragon's Tooth on the AT]
Talking to cows: Mooooo.
Yelling at a computer...
Saying hello to some local sheep! Baaaa
More beautiful country side in southwest VA
The little 'ol town of Narrows, VA [where many long rides took place].
Virginia Tech Smart Road
Farms!
Intercostal waterways!
Go Hokies!
You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So...get on your way!

Thanks for a great year, 2014.
Looking forward to many more adventures in 2015!


p.s. This will be my last post on here on Blogger, but please do join me as I continue to write about my adventures in 2015 and beyond at my newly designed website HERE.


3 comments:

  1. You had an incredible year! No doubts. You never forget the day you turn iron.

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  2. What a great outdoorsy year you had, and you have gorgeous pictures to prove it. I still love the cow one best! :-)

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    1. It's definitely a favorite of mine too!

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