Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Looking Back on 2016 + a SPARTAN RACE GIVEAWAY for YOU!

I'm jumping on the Year in Review bandwagon and looking back at what I blogged about in 2016. It was a year of trying new things for me because ultimately my running would become nonexistent and I had to figure out a new fitness routine for myself. It was also a year filled with travel and making memories with family and friends.

Come along and check out the HOT TOPICS from my 2016 (or skip to the end to learn about the Spartan Race giveaway):

January - This was the month I really let yoga into my life to take the place of, well a lot of things: running, bootcamp, SurfSet. I took classes and signed up for challenges and did more yoga than I ever had.

February - It was a snorkelfest in the Maldives and I fell in love with swimming with the fish.

March - Pilates! It was this month that I started taking a new class in Shenzhen combined with an at-home BFF challenge. I loved the Pilates class, but it was only one day a week and often conflicted with SWIC activities.

April - The best part was our time back in the US and spending time with the girls.

May - climbing a volcano in the dark in order to watch the sunrise from the summit. Definitely one of the wildest things I've done, ever!

June - I tried a six week carb cycling program that changed the way I view nutrition and workouts and I loved my results!

July - Scratched another destination off my bucket list with trip to Australia. Made lots of memories, but I loved biking around Sydney with mrC.

August - By far my most traveled month ---> Cape Cod / Montreal / Florida / Ohio! Hard to pick just one highlight, but I loved SUPing with the family on the Cape.

September - I completed a 30 day SHRED program and fell in love with weights.

October - I loved that our three week summer vacation to the US turned into a three month vacation. One of my favorite moments was hiking with Dev in Maine and having lunch on the summit of Mount Agamenticus.

November - Moving to Hong Kong was pretty exciting, but I took my first Les Mills Bodypump class and loved it.

December - I became a Hong Kong Trail finisher after hiking all 50km with the help of many hiking friends.

Maybe 2017 will be the year that YOU try new things. Maybe you are ready to unleash your INNER BEAST or commit to pushing yourself more than ever before.

Reebok Spartan Race is ready to help you with the new Season Passes (that way you can race again, and again, and again), new medals, new obstacles, and an awesome stadium races schedule.

Spartan Race is giving away an entry into any US Spartan Race in a open heat to one lucky Running Escapades reader!

To enter:

Leave a comment telling me one commitment you want to make, one obstacle you want to overcome, and/or one way you want to test yourself in 2017.

If you share this giveaway on Twitter, Facebook, or other social media leave a comment with a link to your post. Each share is another entry!

Giveaway ends January 1, 2017. Winner will be selected randomly and notified no earlier than January 2, 2017. Good luck!!


  1. My theme for 2017 is imperfectly perfect. Be content with the best I can do. Know that sometimes in this stage of life it means pulling back from work and giving into motherhood. I want to focus on knowing that not running EVERY day is ok...not working out and hitting all my PRs doesn't mean I'm not one is perfect!

  2. My theme for 2017 is to focus on me. I have spent the past 10 years as a stay at home mom, now that my youngest is getting older, it's time to turn some of the focus on myself. Figure out what's next. I'm excited and nervous all at once!


    1. Good for you Jen! Sounds like a great adventure waiting to happen.

  3. Looks like a fitness filled year!! Hoping 2017 brings you health and happiness :)


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