Monday, December 31, 2012

2012: A Year of Favorites!

2012 has been my best year yet. Though it sounds silly to say, I have no doubt in my mind that it's completely true. I have found my place and figured out who I am, and I'm just happy. There are so many reasons for these feelings, so I though I'd recap 2012 in my own way. I've seen questions and recaps, and I've loved them all. So I've decided to take different questions from different recaps, as well as make up some of my own, and answer them myself. If you're interested, feel free to use the same questions.

Favorite Day: July 21 of course! Our wedding.

Favorite Memory: At our reception, Tim and I sat at our sweetheart table while everyone ate and just looked around. Tim took out his phone and we videoed for a minute, but we just sat. We took in everything around us and looked at all the people that loved us enough to be there for us on our special day. That will forever be my favorite moment of 2012. 

Favorite trip with Tim: Our Honeymoon! We went to Kauai, Hawaii and left no corner of that island unturned! We explored by boat, by car, by ATV, by kayak, and by foot. It was the trip of a lifetime (until we take another one).

Favorite trip with friends: My Bachelorette Party to Las Vegas! What a fun weekend, and what amazing friends I have to share in this celebration with me! I know so many other of my friends would have loved to have been there, but I was lucky that so many were able to share in this trip and/or the wedding. I can't wait for the next one (which will be Ashley, my friend on the far right below)!

Favorite Race: I pick two! I loved the Rock n Roll St. Petersburg because it's where I set my current half marathon PR, but I also loved the Gasparilla Beck's Light Challenge because of the accomplishment of running a 15k, 5k, and half marathon all in one weekend!

Favorite Run: My favorite run this year was my first 20 miler of my Disney Marathon training cycle. I ran it down in Madeira Beach, and part of it was the Holiday Halfathon. I ran 6 miles before the race and a mile after the race. It wasn't a beautiful run; it was hot, humid, and sticky. What made it perfect, though, was that I did it! It was a personal moment of pride, and though I did it again, the first time was definitely the best!

Favorite non-competitive running event: Though the Color Run was tons of fun, it's Pretty Muddy that takes the cake for me. The mud, the girls, and the silliness made a great combination! I loved getting muddy, and I'll be back next year!
2012 has been epic. Looking back through iPhoto to pick out what I want to highlight has made me realize how thankful I am for my husband (ah!), new and old friends, my family, fun events and trips, and my ability to run!

Though I can't figure out how to fit them into "favorites" and don't want this post to go on forever, I can't forget these events from 2012:

Running the Disney Marathon Relay (and getting the taste of the marathon finish line that would lead me to signing up for my first one coming up)//Getting involved with Tampa Blogger events//My Bridal Shower//Our trip to Chicago//Our Rehearsal Dinner//Women's Half Marathon//Our first Christmas together

What a year it has been! I can't even wrap my head around it. This year has just flown by! I can't wait to see what 2013 has in store. 2012 has left some massive shoes to fill, but I'm going to do everything in my power to make it even better!

I'm going to do a separate post today following up with my December and 2012 goals, and then I'll post my commitment and goals for 2013 tomorrow. 

What was your favorite event from 2012?
What are you most looking forward to for 2013?

14 comments:

Rana Nigon said...

Sounds like 2012 was a great year, hope 2013 is even better!

Allison said...

2012 was a great year for you! I can't wait to follow your journey into 2013! I posted my year in review but my favorite event was running my first marathon! I am looking forward to marathon #2 in 2013. I am also looking forward to party planning for all the family weddings we have next year!

Courtney @ Journey of a Dreamer said...

What a great year! Isn't marriage so fun!! Glad Pretty Muddy made the recap, can't wait to have you next year.

Lauren said...

You had one amazing year (especially getting married)!! :-) Happy new year!

Genna said...

you certainly ha a great year! here's to 2013 bringing just as much! and we know every comment will have something to so do with Disney! .....
and you get to start 2013 with a marathon!

Miz said...

not silly
MADE ME GRIN.
Im hoping my 2013 is as GREAT as your 12.

Lindsey @ Let the Light Shine said...

What a wonderful year. I love how you did your favorites. Your favorite moment of the year at your wedding table is so sweet. You were a beautiful bride!

Beka said...

Love your year! I'm so glad that we met through the TBLB! Can't wait to see how 2013 starts stacking up for you! It's going to be amazing. In two weeks you'll be a MARATHONER!

Kat @ S and F said...

You've had a fantastic year this year! It's crazy how much we're similar with running me fitness achievements as well as the highlights of a wedding to your best friend that you'll never forget! Ill never forget my honeymoon and want to go back to Antigua so bad! ;) 2013 will be an even more emphasized version of this year

Leah said...

Happy New Year! Have fun tonight, wish we could celebrate with you all!

Taylor said...

What an incredible year! All your memories about pre, post, and the actual wedding made me so excited to get married in Feb!!! And then all your running memories made me excited for my first half in Feb!! I can't wait!
Happy New Year!!

smk053078 said...

So happy and proud of all your accomplishments!!! What an amazing and blessed year you had!!! I am so happy I got to follow along for the ride! Cheers to 2013!! Love ya, lady!

erica said...

What amazing accomplishments! I hope 2013 is an even better year for you! xx

Jen said...

What a fun year!