As I sit here with a little more than 4 hours left in 2012, I reflect back on the year where I shared so many happy memories and goals. 2012 changed me for the better and I want to keep this short but I know that is impossible.
Somewhere in 2012, I became a runner. I am not the fastest runner, nor will I ever claim I am. I went from someone looking for Happy Hour drinks to turning down just that to get my run in. I am just a girl who completed her first New Years resolution in 33 years by running my first Half Marathon in December. In January 2012, I signed up for my first 5K, the Disney Princess Tangled. Meanwhile, my best friend, Keri ran her first half marathon. This was the beginning of my medal obsession. Thanks runDisney. In less than one year, I went from a 5K to a half with three more halfs on the horizon in 2013.
Rock n Roll New Orleans half). I would have honestly laughed at you if you informed me of this fact one year ago. I am thankful everyday for my relationship with Gabe and knew I was sitting with my soulmate during our first date. We met for the first time 15 years ago, he is my friends younger brother. Fast forward to my brothers wedding where we reconnected and never separated. Gabe has given me the best three years of my life. I know we are the perfect plot for a B movie and I am eternally thankful for all the toads I had to kiss to finally meet my prince charming.
Darlynn. I feel this was the turning point in my current day blogging and I am ever so thankful for all the support I have received this year. I thank my blog for keeping me focused on my running and vice verse. One of my top moments of 2012 was when Darlynn called me 2 weeks ago to inform me her boyfriend of nearly 8 years finally popped the question. I will be in a big wedding in a few months my friends.
Lauren who is no longer known as my ex-colleague, but as great friend. Foodspotting introduced me to my lovely friend Leslie. Twitter/BlogHer introduced me to my Birthday twin and great friend Katie. I never thought I would be sitting here thinking Social Media would have been the outlet for finding great friends yet I cannot imagine my life without these three girls. (Lauren, why don't we have any photo's together? I have known you for 8 years?!)
Fit Fluential and Sunday Supper, two amazing groups which helped me build myself as a blogger. Thank you to both of these amazing teams who make my blog a fitness & foodie place to hang out.
Now it is time for my New Years resolution. As I actually kept 2012's, I must a accomplish 2013. My knee jerk reaction would be to do the Disneyland Half to get my coast to coast medal. BUT Mom is turning 60 and there is talks of a trip to Paris.....sooooo.....yeah. Paris wins. My New Years resolution is going to be a simple one this year. Stay happy, keep running, always love and be happy. Maybe 5 Half Marathons in 2013 and start training for a full? Time will only tell.
Have a very wonderful and safe New Years. Thank you again to everyone who reads this blog. Every comment and interaction means so much to me. I am grateful to have met so many of you in real life in 2012 and look forward to great relationships in 2013!