So it’s time for the inevitable 2012 recap. 2012 was a great year for me! I took a lot of time for myself this year (read: unemployment periods), but I feel like it put me on the right track, and I’ve learned to look at opportunities and experiences in a new light. I’ve learned to follow my heart, and it seems to be working for me! Some of my biggest accomplishments this year include…
Starting this blog! My very first post was March 12, 2012. This little old blog has given me opportunities I never thought possible. The people I have met, and relationships I have formed are invaluable. I’ve learned that I really can do whatever I want, and the blogging community (bloggers AND readers!) shows me that everyday.
I PR’d in the half marathon, twice! My old PR was 2:07:21. I beat that once in May with 1:55:36 and then beat THAT in November with 1:54:59 !
I taught myself my way around the weight room. I had wanted to start lifting weights for a long time, but I was entirely intimidated, and couldn’t afford a personal trainer. SO, I read everything I could find about exercises and form, I sucked up my pride, and walked into the gym like a lost puppy. 3 months later, I had completed Jamie Eason’s LiveFit trainer.
Two months after that, I became a personal trainer!
I auditioned for the Booty Camp Fitness DVD. I didn’t make the cut, but I overcame my nerves and I auditioned! I later learned that I was shortlisted for the DVD, and almost made it! After that, Booty Camp Fitness even hired little old me as an instructor
I transitioned to 100% minimalist running. My old trainers are legit collecting dust. I wear Vibram FiveFingers for everything!