Top 5 Posts of 2015

Its hard to believe that there’s only two and a half weeks left in 2015!  If you read my 2015: Year of Running post last week then you already know that I decided to get a head start on my year end recaps this year.  With the baby potentially arriving any day now, I’m taking advantage of the extra time that I’m spending relaxing on the couch after work to get ahead on some of these posts, since as you moms know once my little guy arrives my blogging time will become quite limited.

I had a lot of fun looking at my blog stats at the end of 2014 and reviewing some of my most popular posts, so I thought it would be fun to do the same again this year.  Other than my giveaway posts, my most popular posts from this past year were:

#1 – Team Boy or Team Girl?

gender banner

So many of you were excited to find out Baby Thayer’s gender and made your predictions on the post that I wrote right before Preston and I left for Florida for our combined gender reveal/babymoon trip.  It meant a lot to have so many of you share in the excitement of finding out that we’re expecting a baby boy.

#2 – Baby Questions Answered

Baby Thayer at our 12 week ultrasound

Baby Thayer at our 12 week ultrasound

The day after I shared our baby announcement here on the blog, I answered some of the questions that many of you asked, particularly how my pregnancy would affect my fitness.

#3 – Five Months Into Shakeology Reflection

five months of shakeology

Given that my one month Shakeology reflection was my most read post in 2014, I’m not surprised that my follow up post was one of my top five posts of 2015.  I continue to drink Shakeology on a daily basis, and attribute the health benefits of it as part of why I’ve been able to maintain a fit pregnancy.

#4 – Why I’m Still Exercising While Pregnant

for two fitness tanks

Maintaining a fit pregnancy has been anything but easy, but I know that the benefits of doing so will not only benefit myself but also my unborn son long after he is born.  Some days have been easier than others, but looking back I’ve accomplished quite a bit while pregnant, including running two half marathons.  Some days I still can’t believe that I ran/walked Rock ‘n’ Roll Philly at 32 weeks pregnant.

#5 – Shamrock Half Marathon Recap

post shamrock half

After crossing the finish line of Shamrock Half Marathon and completing the Dolphin Challenge

As I shared in my Year of Running recap, running Shamrock back in March was by far the best and most memorable race experience of the year.  Not only did I PR by almost 11 minutes, but I was able to share in the PR celebrations with Preston as well as a number of friends who also ran the race.  I can’t wait to return to Shamrock one day in the future.

QOTD: What was your favorite From Dancing to Running post from 2015?

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36 Responses to Top 5 Posts of 2015

  1. Seems like you really struck a chord out there with your pregnancy posts! Your comeback from pregnancy will be really fun to read too!

  2. Your posts inspired me for the day I hope comes when I’m in your position – happy to be expecting but also keen to keep running as long as I can! I think others feel the same way 🙂

  3. Isn’t it funny how you really didn’t want to post too much about your pregnancy but they ended up being your most popular posts!

  4. I really enjoyed the post about exercising while pregnant. I am not at that phase in my life yet, but I’m so curious about what it’s like for a first-time mom!

  5. You’ve had some great posts this year, sharing your experiences with others during the pregnancy. You are so lucky you had a good pregnancy and were able to keep up the running throughout, I’ve enjoyed all your posts on it, you’re quite an inspiration!

  6. Love how active you’ve been during your pregnancy!

  7. Baby announcement post by far!! 🙂 what a great year for your family!

  8. thebarbella says:

    I have SOO enjoyed watching your adventure this year. Can’t wait to see where next year takes you =)

  9. I love round up posts, especially this one because they’re practically all about your pregnancy! It’s so fun to see how your blog turns out. I love that readers are supporting you in this time of new life approaching!

  10. Looks like baby stole the spotlight in 2015. As it should be 🙂

  11. natrunsfar says:

    What a fun and exciting 2015 you have had!! Such a memorable year! As you prepare for this little one to come into your life (and change your world forever!), I have a feeling 2016 will be incredible. Enjoy every moment!!! xo

  12. As I’ve said before, you’re truly inspiring! I hope when/if I am ever pregnant I can lead a healthy and fit lifestyle like you did 🙂

  13. How fun! I love your team girl or boy banners!!

  14. I really loved your pregnancy posts!!! Love the recap of all the top posts!

  15. I think my most favorite had to be the baby announcement!!! So excited for y’all!!!

  16. SharitaFit says:

    You are certainly inspiring those fit-moms to be like me (hopefully)! Best of luck on your comeback and can’t wait to read all about it!

  17. Fun post! I can’t wait to read the birth story!

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