I've been writing a year-in-review blog post since 2008, long before this blog was called Running with Ollie (and even before Running for Dummies). Back then the year-in-review posts were the only blog posts I wrote all year. These are the posts that got me started with blogging. Who would have ever thought this blog would have grown like it has? These days a few more people are reading than back in 2008 (when it was just my mom) and I am happy to share my year with you. Thanks for being here!
2014 was a milestone year,
I turned 40 years old with nary a tear.
Older and wiser with great things ahead,
Let's look back, oh my, how time has sped.
With concerts, races and travel abound,
There were great moments, experiences and love all around.
In June there was a road trip to see Jack White,
Shreveport at the rail was an amazing night.
Before I turned 40 I had a birthday bash,
Last night of my 30s we ran the Neon Dash.
We ran at night under black lights,
I won't accept 40 without a fight!
For my birthday I hosted a virtual run,
And my readers were asked to join in the fun.
Four miles they ran to celebrate with me,
and to say Happy Birthday virtually.
Speaking of age, shhhh.. It was a surprise,
Grandma turned 100, but feels young I'd surmise.
So don't you dare tell her that she's getting old,
I get the feeling that she hasn't been told.
To celebrate our vows we headed out west,
To La Jolla, the place our love was professed.
Nine years of marriage have flown by so fast,
So happy to have found this love that lasts.
In November I ran the turkey trot,
I run it each year more often than not.
Not fast, not pretty, but at my own pace,
Preemptive burn before I stuffed my face.
Last of all I earned a high five,
I ran the Dallas half marathon and didn't die.
I can't wait for the races that the new year will bring,
All the fun, the friendships and of course, the bling!
Then Santa left this under the tree,
I swear it seems like he really knows me.
A GPS watch and a Nike running shirt
It feels like I hit the runner's pay dirt!
Big Happy New Year to all my friends
I hope as the year comes to an end,
You'll look forward to two thousand fifteen
with the biggest dreams you've ever seen!
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