To My Running Family: Thank You

There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.
— C.S. Lewis

The end of the year inevitably gives one pause. It's a time of reflection, a time to think back on goals we set, steps we took, sacrifices we made, hardships we suffered, and the things we overcame. It's a time to remember those who are no longer in our lives, to think about those who have joined our journeys, and to be thankful for those who continue to be part of our lives as a new year approaches, those who have said "Hey, you're not so bad. Let's do it again next year." Now, more than ever, I want to thank those who have supported me always, but especially throughout this last year. Your encouragement when I doubted myself, shoulders when I cried, calming voices when anxiety took hold, patience when I faltered, and, most of all, love, gave me the strength to accomplish everything I was able to accomplish this year. To those who believed in me when I didn't believe in myself: thank you.

I also want to thank Nuun Hydration, Evolution Healthcare, and Trail Butter for their support through this year. I look forward to working with them, in addition to Pearl Izumi, in 2016. 

While race photos capture hard-earned moments, they don't often capture the journey or the people that helped you reach those moments. To the extent that I have those photos, they are my true year in review. 3,350 miles run. That was a lot of adventure.