A Year in Review – 2012

Yesterday I looked back at my goals for 2012 and today I thought I’d give a brief review of the year in general.

In conversation with my mom last week, she mentioned how 2012 was not a good year for her and she was looking forward to seeing 2013. Personally, I felt 2012 was a great year for me and I’m looking forward to 2013 to see just how much better it can get.

January: I started attending church and went through the Alpha course and I’ve been attending weekly since.

February: I got engaged to Nate, which you can read about here.

April: My 30th birthday.

May: This was a big month for me. Nate and I took a week-long vacation to Williamsburg, Virginia for sight-seeing and to run my first half marathon! I was fortunate enough to meet some friends from MyFitnessPal, too! On Labor Day weekend, I bought a new bicycle with the intention of completing a Duathlon in the future.

June: A friend and I took our horses to the River Valley Riders annual Ride-A-Thon fundraiser. Also went on my First Bloody Mary Run and completed my second Warrior Dash. Nate and I finished Financial Peace University and I paid off my car!

July: My first time volunteering to support a race and the Chicago Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon. It was my first time visiting Chicago and I had a blast with my running group. We also had a family reunion for my mom’s side of the family and had a blast visiting with family we hadn’t seen in a long time.

August: Completed my third half marathon, the Gopher to Badger. Started 30 Day Shred.

September: Completed 30 Day Shred, making it the first workout program I’m completely followed through on, even though it took me a little longer than 30 days.

October: Finished paying off my credit cards! Nate and I also finished our pre-marriage counseling at church.

November: The Kiddo ran his first race, the Gobble Gait 8k, with me on Thanksgiving morning! I’m still SO proud of him for this! I also registered for the Spring Classic Duathlon because it was super cheap on Black Friday. Paid off my medical bills this month, too, making my student loan and my mortgage my only remaining debt!

December: Nate and I got our marriage license, meaning we’re getting married sometime in the next six months. We had a nice, low-key Christmas and are starting to look forward to what 2013 has in store for us.

I’m sure I’ve missed something, but overall it was a good year. I’m looking forward to what 2013 has in store for us.

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3 Responses to A Year in Review – 2012

  1. I’m so happy your year was full of joy and accomplishment!! Not everyone can say that, and not everyone recognizes it even if it’s true.

    My year has been good too! Ran my first half marathon, and my second. I lost about 50 pounds. Overall I have a happier outlook on life AND my husband and I made it through year three of marriage 🙂

    Wish you an even better 2013 🙂

  2. Kelli says:

    What a year for you! Congrats on all of your accomplishments – both big and small. Looking forward to 2013 – seems like life seems to get better and better each year. 🙂

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