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2013 Was A Good Year

I feel like I’ve been waiting for 2014 to come for what feels like forever now.  I also feel like I wrote off 2013 before it even began.  It’s not that anything bad happened in 2013, I just wanted to get it over with.  For one I hate the number 13- It’s unlucky and I’m superstitious and secondly- I’ve just been waiting for 2014 to come because this is they year I get married!!

But, I decided to actually sit and look back on this year, I realized something.  It was a Good Year.  Despite the fact that I call it boring and uneventful, that is actually far from the truth and here is why…

I kicked off the year by running in a 200 mile relay race from Miami to Key West with one of my best friends

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Which only made our friendship THAT much more amazing….

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I ran… a lot… and completed my NYRR 9+1 program, giving me guaranteed entry into the 2014 NYC Marathon

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My friend Jill and I at the start of the Brooklyn Half Marathong

My friend Jill and I at the start

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Race #9 Completed!

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I surprised myself by improving my half marathon time in my favorite race to date…IMG_1810

And then I had my worst half marathon time ever, but I ran it in Nashville, TN in the POURING RAIN and surprisingly had a lot of fun doing it!

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I went snowboarding…

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Snow Bunny!

Snow Bunny!

And tried new things…

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I took Jenna to see Cirque du Soleil for her birthday

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I helped to shower Ashley…

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And later welcomed this guy into the world, who quickly became my new BFF

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I took some engagement photos with Jimmy…

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My best friend FINALLY came home from the Peace Corps in Tanzania and she came to visit me for a weekend and was with me when I picked my wedding gown!

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I somehow got on a bike and did a 40 mile bike tour with Jimmy through the five boros of NYC

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I took some amazingly fun trips with jimmy to visit friends and family…

Touring around Nashville

Touring around Nashville

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I went to Puerto Rico for Monica’s bachelorette party…IMG_2855

I had an amazing romantic birthday weekend in the Hamptons with JimmyIMG_2916

I watched many of my good friends get married… and got to be reunited with great friends at their weddings..

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Jenna and I went to the Ballet for the first time ever and we saw The NutcrackerIMG_3586

And then, for the first time in our entire relationship, I rang in the new year with Jimmy…IMG_3664

So… to sum it up… 2013 was a Good Year. :)

2014 New Year Resolutions

Okay so I’m officially the worst blogger on earth, but I don’t care anymore! :)  I’m back…. Third times a charm right??

Snuggling with Mollie of Christmas Break

Snuggling with Mollie of Christmas Break

I love making new years resolutions… I always try to make a lot in hopes that I at least get to accomplish some of them.  Last year I made 12 resolutions.. and here is how I did with those:

  • Learn more about graphic design- Attempt a redesign of my blog Not quite…
  • Design my own wedding invitations YES, I did this one!!
  • Improve my half marathon time to be under 2:00 2:06 was by PR, close but not exactly
  • Run a full marathon Yeah, so I sort of dropped out of the marathon I signed up for
  • Save money for down payment on a house Ummmmm… did I really make this a resolution?
  • Organize my wedding planning binder I have a binder… an empty one, does that count?
  • Continue writing amazing things in my blog does only half the year count?
  • Improve healthy balanced eating habits Does eating cookies for breakfast count as healthy?
  • Incorporate more strength training into workouts I got weights!! So what if they are still sitting in my living room untouched
  • Do a front/back tuck in gymnastics I ALMOST got a back handspring
  • Do flying trapeze again It’s expensive okay?  How am I supposed to save for a down payment on a house when I spending money on flying trapeze????
  • Become a better snowboarder Define better….

Well, I guess I accomplished 1 1/2 of my 2013 new years resolutions.  Here’s hoping that 2014 will be a little bit better.

2014 New Years Resolutions:

  • Cook at least one meal per week
  • Improve half marathon time
  • Run a full marathon
  • Actually use one of my Yoga Groupons that I buy
  • Get Married

Okay, so maybe that last one is an easy one- but I need to make sure that I at least accomplish SOMETHING this year! ;)

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I MIGHT Be Back For Real This Time…

BUT, I’m not going to make any promises.  Lately I have just found myself so incredibly busy, finding time to blog has seemed daunting.  So I just decided not to do it.  Today I’m in the mood again, so here we go. :)

I miss running.  I haven’t been running very much lately.  I feel like my body constantly hurts and maybe thats from pushing so much in the earlier half of this year or maybe I just need to get back into the full swing of things, but either way I miss LOVING to run.  I’m hoping to get back to that feeling soon.  In the meantime I’m attempting to try out some new forms of fitness, so stay tuned on that. :)

The last time I wrote in here, it was the end of summer.  I feel like I blinked a few times and we are already half way through November!  how did this possibly happen????  Even though it doesn’t feel like it, I guess a lot has happened the past few months.  Here is a recap for you….

I turned 29 and celebrated with Jimmy in the Hamptons and Montauk…IMG_2926 IMG_2916

I ran in a Firefly Race with some friendsIMG_2939

I spent a weekend and had so much fun with this girl…IMG_3511

I completed the LAST and final race in my NYRR 9+1 series that makes me now qualified for GUARANTEED entry into the 2014 NYC Marathon!IMG_3003 IMG_3014

I celebrated with Monica and Dan!IMG_3463

I watched my friend Jill run in the NYC MarathonIMG_3475

I had some fun with Jimmy upstate at his friends hunting camp one weekendIMG_3487

I’m sure that a lot more happened to make these past few months just fly by, but these are the things I took pictures of. :)

Happy Friday Everyone!

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