Year in Review: 2015


You can check out my goals for 2016 here, but this post is about looking back at a pretty marvelous year.  Thanks to all of those who supported me and brought joy to my life in 2015.

Here are a few facts about 2015…

Marathons/States Added: 1/1 (Freedom’s Run, West Virginia, 3:54:18)

Half Marathons: 0

Triathlons: 0

Other Races: Broad Street Run 10 miler (1:36:21), Turkey Trot 5k (22:39) (PR)

Time Change from Last Year’s Best Time: 17 minutes faster than the 2014 Philadelphia Marathon

Time Change from PR:  Nine and a half minutes slower than the 2012 New Orleans Marathon

Weight Change: Lost about five pounds

Running Streak: 41 days, with Runner’s World Run Streak Summer 2015

Miles Run According to Strava: 575 (started using March 23, 2015; does not include any walks or indoor miles)

Fitness Discoveries

Staple Workouts

  • Running
  • Orangetheory (for latter part of year)


  • Reformer pilates


  • Ballet

Other Workouts

  • Horseback riding
  • Barre
  • Restorative yoga
  • Hot yoga
  • Flow yoga
  • CardioDance
  • Modern dance
  • Lifting, with and without a personal trainer
  • Soul Cycle
  • Trapeze
  • Hiking









Major Life Events

  • Changed jobs
  • Got married


  • Started this blog

Oh the Places I’ve Been

  • Skiing in Tahoe with friends
  • Amsterdam and Paris with now-husband


  • Nantucket with friends
  • NJ beach week with the family
  • Bachelorette weekends (not my own) in Miami and Charleston

Page Turners

What’s Streaming (Somehow This Ended Up Longer Than Anticipated)

  • Somm (documentary available though Netflix)
  • Mad Men’s final season (AMC)
  • Transparent (Amazon)
  • Downton Abbey’s final season (PBS)
  • Sherlock (which started the whole detective reading thing above) (BBC)
  • Shows that I watched on DVR with fast forward capabilities… Project Runway (Lifetime) and The Bachelor/Bachelorette (ABC)
  • Shows that I can’t decide if I liked or not… The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix) and Unreal (Lifetime)
  • Shows that I knew were bad but yet I still watched for some reason… True Detective (HBO)
  • Embarrassed to admit it… 90 Day Fiance (TLC)

My Food Pyramid


  • Yellow triangle: pizza when I was lazy at work (until I quit that)
  • Blue level: Perennial favorite apples with peanut butter (sometimes with Greek yogurt); air-popped popcorn


  • Green level: Sweetgreen; crop share veggies



Other Food Finds

  • Powdered peanut butter
  • Vinebox  (first shipment comes in January 2016!!!)
  • Silk Almond Coconut blend
  • White Lily biscuit flour


In short, it was a great year, and I am so excited for what 2016 holds!

4 thoughts on “Year in Review: 2015

  1. Congrats on a great year and a really nice summary…I enjoyed reading your articles and reports and look forward to following you as you continue your journey around the states! Happy 2016!


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