Yesterday I pondered what I’d like 2012 to look like .
Today, I can’t help but look back on this past year. It was a GREAT one. Sure there were challenges but I have loved almost every day of 2011. A lot of workin’ hard, playin’ hard.
In 2011, I…
… tried to capture what it’s like to live in New York City in your early twenties in words.
… made my own pizza . Oh I remember my first pizza pie. It was delicious and I’ve made it many times since then.
… saw the Justin Bieber movie with my Bieber-obsessed friends . It was awesome.
… ran my first race of the year in NYC on a chilly February morning.
… began to appreciate the weekends even more ( and more ). And resolved to cram as many things as I could into 2.5 days.
… went to Europe for the first time and visited my sister in Barcelona, Spain. Amazing vacation .
… ran two races in my hometown. One , two .
… used the juicer that I got for Christmas. A lot.
… ran 4 10Ks. One , two , three , four .
… ran 4 half marathons. One , two , three , four .
… mourned the first year anniversary of my graduation from Holy Cross. No longer a “recent grad”? Tear.
… learned some things in the year that had passed since graduation.
… went to my cousin’s wedding and enjoyed spending time with almost all of my family!
… spent a terrific summer Saturday touring the High Line and the Village with my roommate.
… spent the 4th of July and Labor Day weekends in Sunapee, NH with the fam.
… volunteered at an NYRR training run , completing my guaranteed entry into NYCM 2012!
… went to three Dave Matthews caravan concerts on Governor’s Island and Randall’s Island .
… fell in love with the reservoir path in Central Park. I miss those endless laps around the reservoir.
… met some amazing ladies of the NYC runner/blogger community.
… turned 24 at the end of September.
… announced that I was leaving NYC and my job and moving home to Boston.
… did two 20-mile training runs in hot weather.
… ran the Chicago Marathon on October 9, 2011 in 4:46:50. Best. Day. Ever.
… ran my fastest race thus far, 6.66 miles at 9:08 pace.
… found myself at a career crossroads .
… planned my races for the spring .
… celebrated Christmas with friends and family .
2011 = good year. Bring it on, 2012!
What were your favorite things about 2011? Any memorable happenings?