Wow, another year has speeded by and what do I have to show for it? Well three marathons for a start. Yes, this has been another year for me dominated by running, which brought the highs of completing my first New York Marathon, but also the lows of my worst running times to date. But before I get into the detail of that, here's what else has been keeping me occupied this past twelve months.
Throughout January and February I continued to train for my fourth L.A. Marathon, whilst maintaining my blogging empire (and thanks to my new Green Card I can actually keep the money I earn these days).
Fortunately with some elevation, ice, anti-inflammatories and rest, plus some fantastic taping to help reduce the swelling and provide stability I was actually able to run on Sunday March 9, 2014.
Not even this fun giant matchstick installation at Runyon Canyon was enough to charm me this year, so our visits have become far more infrequent.
West Hollywood's annual Pride Parade in June
It's also been a great year for Transgender awareness, with breakthrough roles and spokespeople on TV and even the cover of Time magazine, plus U.S. states with the freedom to marry has grown to 35+ with more positive rulings hopefully on the way. Let's hope 2015 will bring more equality in the U.S. and around the world were it's sorely needed.
I ran my first New York Marathon
In 2015 I'll be running my fifth L.A. Marathon and returning to the U.K. to run my first ever London Marathon, which will be a dream come true, so it's shaping up to be an interesting year already.
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year...