Even more amazing to me is that I've been pouring my heart out to the Internet since 2007, inviting strangers to weigh in on my life, recipes and races. This will be my fourth year of looking back at the best of the posts (Read: 2013 Superlatives, Best of 2012, My Favorite Posts of 2011) and I'm still surprised with how much I can capture and change in a year. Granted, these are just small snapshots into my life, but I'm grateful I've kept track through the years so I can look back at my greatest hits and memories. Without further adieu, the greatest hits of 2014:
Most Popular Post: Oh Baby! No-Bake Biscoff Bars Recipe. This by far has received the most traffic this year, thanks in part to Pinterest and the Biscoff website.
Most Popular Pinterest Post: Homemade Cherry Pie Filling. This pin has been repinned more than 1,400 and liked 120 times! It is really tasty, after all.
Favorite Crockpot Recipe: Light Crock Pot Thai Peanut Recipe. Not only did this turn out repeatably delicious, the photos were keepers.
Most Delicious Dessert Recipe: Perfect Peanut Butter Bomb Brownie Recipe. This was heavenly. The tray of brownies was probably 10 pounds with everything that was loaded and layered into this decadent treat.
Most Helpful Life Advice: Career advice for my sister and 30 lessons learned in 30 years. I've been a bit introspective this year, starting with my youngest sister's graduation from college and continuing with my 30th birthday. I learned a lot about myself, life, relationships and work this year, much of which I'm still processing. We're constantly evolving, and I'm hoping someone can learn from my hard-fought wisdom.
Biggest Accomplishment: Ironman Wisconsin. I finished it. Smiling. Through technical errors, undertraining and one hell of a summer, I could still dig deep and cross the finish line of my greatest adventure, just as I had dreamt of for years.
Best Race Medal: Circular Logic Marathon. It's just cool. Simple, interesting and visually stunning. So much so I'm going to run this race again this spring.
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Best Race Shirt: Esprit de She Naperville Triathlon. Not a shirt, per se, but way, way better. Esprit de She gives out Moxie Cycling jerseys, which are by far my favorite cycling tops. I actually wore a Moxie jersey for 2/3 of the Ironman because it's comfortable, flattering and has pockets. PS - if you sign up for the Esprit de She Naperville Tri by 12/31, you get an extra Moxie jersey. Use EDS023 for your promo code!
Favorite Vacation: My run-cation to Vermont where I PRed the Vermont City Marathon by 25 minutes as part of the #CabotFit Team. The whole place was gorgeous, and the trip was victorious. I hope I have the opportunity to go there again!
Most Personal Post: Suddenly Single: New Me Manifesto. Because 2014 was the best of times and the worst of times, too.
Coolest Blogger Experiences: Meeting Hungry Girl, AKA, Lisa Lillian, and getting smooched by cows at a Cabot farm. Blogging opens doors that I am very fortunate to walk through and savor. Thank you to the amazing brands and organizations that have trusted me to share their mission with my readers.
And an even bigger thank you to my readers for joining me throughout this crazy, unprecedented year. Come back for more in 2015, please?