These year-in-review picture posts I'm seeing everywhere are pretty fun, and I'm not one to be left out! :)
I moved from Sacramento to a small town outside Bakersfield at the very end of 2011, January was all about settling into my new surroundings...
|Running trails to explore...|
|With unpacking I learned that I have a problem with buying ALL THE HYDRATION SYSTEMS... and I don't like use any of them.|
By time February had rolled around I had found a job and was feeling more at home than I had in MONTHS. For Valentine's Day I was surprised with home cooked lobster tail and flowers. :)
March flew by without much thought... although I did win a local 10K trail race... ;)
Santa came in April, as well as warm temps for Easter and a beautiful day in San Francisco...
|Totally worth the wait.... She's so pretty!|
|Sequins AND pastel for Easter...|
|You couldn't ask for a more perfect spring day in San Fan... From my favorite little park in The City.|
For my birthday I got myself a fun new toy to go with the bike Santa brought me the month before.... ;)
Since Vineman 70.3 was really right around the corner I did a lot of training in June... with tan lines to show for it.. ;)
You may or may not know I ROCKED Vineman 70.3 for the second year in a row and seriously enjoyed myself along the way... and the recovery that followed. ;)
|Athlete wrist band.|
|Finish-line. Still standing...|
|I may or may not have indulged post-race...|
|And there was certainly some kicking back being done. :)|
I did some post-race/vacation detox in August... Also went and had a heart to heart with my grandmother about things that were beginning to worry me...
|I love my juicer...|
|Its weird to me that I would have never talked to her in life about these things, but now I find comfort in talking things out at her graveside...|
I decided to take a leap of faith and register for this little thing called an Ironman...
I moved to the Silicon Valley while watching my SF Giants take it all the way to the World Series (and win it in STYLE) and then I went on a little drive... to Arkansas.
|Hold on to that feelin.....|
|Repping my Boys in Orange in LA Dodger country. ;)|
|My stowaways for the trip to Arkansas... Not great co-pilots when one is deaf, another is blind, and the third is deaf and blind... :)|
When I got back from Arkansas I hadn't had enough time in the car, so I drove to Oregon... and then came back to the Bay Area, sat on the beach, and thought....
|No better place to contemplate life...|
I loved Oregon so much my first trip up I went up again to see if it was just a fluke. Did more trail running and went up to the snow and tried to get a peak at Mt. Hood... Then Christmas...
|I really love running in Portland.. Hope more of it is in my future...|
|Mt. Hood is supposed to be somewhere "out there." It was a beautiful day regardless...|
|More trail running (I am beginning to notice a pattern) and then Christmas mimosas...|
2012 hasn't been without its challenges and ups and downs, but overall I am thankful for the past year and all the growing I have done.
May you all have wonderful New Years celebrations (stay safe!!) and wishing everyone a very HAPPY NEW YEAR. Cheers to 2013, may it be everyone's best year yet.
Sweat. Smile. Enjoy.