A Look Back on 2013

From amazing training runs throughout the night to seeing my entire family finish a 5K together, this past year has been a year on the move for all of us.  As I look back it is hard to pin point one highlight as there were so many great times we had as a family and individually.  From 5ks all the way to a 100 miler, this family has covered some miles this year.  We look forward to 2014 to see what more adventures are in store.  Have a Happy New Year!

To see what I’m aiming for in 2014, check out my upcoming races I’m targeting from here.  What is on your schedule for next 2014?

Fun Stats for 2013

  • Ran 2686 miles
  • Ran 302 times
  • Ran a total of 393 hours
  • Total elevation gain of 122,165 feet
  • Completed 7 marathons
  • Completed 6 ultra marathons
  • PRed in 5K, half trail marathon, 50k trail
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PBR / One One Run

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PBR / One One Run

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PBR yahoo race directors

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Michael Dutton as the 2013 Charlie Miller’s Chainsaw winner

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When Dutton shows up you must plank something

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Groundhog Marathon

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Groundhog Marathon

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Portage Winter Blast Half Marathon

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Martian Marathon – Max, Brian, myself and Don getting in a shakeout run before the race.

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Binder Park Zoo

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Woodstock Hallucination 100 – Lap 5 with Joe

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Kalahari trip

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Mattawan Wildcat 5K check ceremony to MPEF

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On the run at the Kalamazoo Nature Center

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Kal-Haven Trail Ultra – Helped pace Ryan to his first ultra

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New patio for the ranch

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Busted!

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Mattawan Wildcat 5K – Susan’s first 5K!!!

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Martian Marathon – The day that we adopted Max

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Yankee Springs Summer Challenge – Max King had the honor to get a photo with me. 😉

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Last year for this dock. 2014 will bring something new and shiny.

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Martian Marathon – Brothers from another mother

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Kalahari Trip – Susan didn’t want to leave

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Wisconsin Marathon

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Yankee Springs Summer Challenge – I won the overall three day series challenge that consisted of a 10K, 52.4 miler & a half marathon. WOOHOO!! My first ever overall win.

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Wisconsin Marathon

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Run for Boston

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Wisconsin runners re-unite before Kalamazoo Marathon

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Yankee Springs Summer Challenge – I can run with this Max King guy! For about a half mile that is.

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No Wimps Challenge day 1 completed

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Kalamazoo Marathon – Might as well JUMP!

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Up north plus hanging with the cousins = BEST TIME EVER!!

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Santa is where?!

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Come on Katie! You can let a 40 year old dude beat you!

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Stretch!

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Our favorite harbor – Leland

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Leland

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Susan G. Komen 5K – Team Researching for a Cure. Love this group of folks. We raised the most money in the large business division!

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Yankee Springs Summer Challenge – Half Marathon time

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About to get our run on in God’s country – Leelanau County

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Yankee Springs Summer Challenge – Let’s do this Max!

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Susan G. Komen 5K KAR Team

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Goodbye run for Andrew

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Yankee Springs Summer Challenge – Finishing up day three

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INKnBURN Ambassador ready for DUTY!!!

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Fallen Warrior 5K – Sam taking 2nd place in his age bracket!

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Bad Apple 12hr Ultra – I was able to crank out 60 miles

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Run the Kal-Haven at night sounds like a perfect idea especially with freezing rain. To Gobles and back to earn us a marathon distance.

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North Country Trail Marathon – BOOM! PR Trail time.

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New patio project completed!

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One of my biggest fans wishing me good luck just before I head out for 100 miles

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Binder Park Zoo

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Relaxing with my buddy by the lake

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Dirty Burg 50k recovery drinks

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Thanks Murali for hosting my 40th bday party

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Old Mission State Park

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Loving snacks on Papa’s boat

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Time to race the wildlife at the Binder Park Cheetah Chase 5K

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Ummmmm

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Just another day running to Lake Michigan on the Kal-Haven Trail

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Happy 50th Mom and Dad!

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Ben waiting for Sam and Daddy to finish up their 5K

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It’s always fun when your buddies can join you on the boat

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BOOM!! The day that Sam and Ben finally went tubing together!

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Off for a run together

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Mattawan Wildcat 5K – Sam helping pace his mommy to her first 5K

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Mattawan Wildcat 5K – The best race committee EVER!

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Mattawan Walk-a-thon – More like run-a-thon for Sam. He cranked out 5 miles.

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Best part about running up north is jumping off the dock

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DONE!

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Woodstock Hallucination 100 – This was truly an entire family effort!

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DWD Hell Team Relay – Legion of Doom

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Mattawan Walk-a-thon with Ben

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DWD Hell – Represent Woodstock!

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Woodstock Hallucination 100 – Peter and I about ready to start our adventure

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Pool time!

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Yeah, she’s with me

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DWD – Legion of Doom – Most wanted

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Woodstock Hallucination 100 – Family helping me cross the finish line

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Kalahari

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Time to take out the dock for the last time

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Sleeping Bear Marathon

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Kalahari

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Chilling after a fun hike in the Kalamazoo Nature Center

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Mmmmmm….Our favorite ice cream

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Bad Apple 12hr Ultra DONE!

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World Run Day 5k/10k

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Turkey Trot Time!

World Run 5K - Ben's first 5K!

World Run 5K – Ben’s first 5K!

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