If you missed part 1, check that out first!
Matt and I started and then graduated from the Foundations CrossFit course at CrossFit Dupont. This meant we were ready to join the real classes!
Matt and I spent a weekend at our friends Tim and Lindsey’s lake house in VA! I tried wake boarding for the first time.
Matt and I and our friends Tom and Janice did a White Water Kayaking + Winetasting adventure. (It was a LivingSocial deal)
My high school BFF Jenny turned 30 – we celebrated with a wine tour. (Although we later found out that she had JUST found out a couple days before this she was pregnant and had to have her husband drink all her wine! Fail!)
Matt turned 30 years old! I threw him a party with the help of some friends. And yes, his shirt says “30 and Dirty.”
Matt and I went night kayaking on DC’s Potomac River. Another LivingSocial deal.
Matt ran the Tough Mudder with his buddies and shared an awesome recap. Totally want to do this race this year…
I turned 30 years old and celebrated my entrance into a new and slightly less competitive age bracket for running races.
And then later on the same day of the race, I had both a bachelorette wine tour and a 30th birthday after party – ummm, yeah. Awesome, but you can imagine how I felt the next morning.
October 13, 2012 – Matt and I got married!
Here are the wedding-related recap posts (I know I owe you one final one about our reception):
- Here’s To Today – And What Will Follow
- We’re Married! (Photo Sneak Preview)
- The Day Before (Rehearsal Dinner & Meet + Greet)
- Why Running on the Morning of my Wedding was an Awesome Idea
- Getting ready & THE dress!
- Bridesmaid & Groomsmen Portraits
- The Ceremony
- Wedding Party and Bride/Groom Portraits
One week after the wedding, I ran the Army 10 Miler for the second time.
Then it was back to work – I started my third and final mini-dietetic fall internship, this one with another private practice RD.
I shared 4 healthy, quick, and portable breakfast ideas. (More of this to come for lunch and dinner!)
I traveled to Boston for a Reebok Event – and was honored to meet (and interview) Julie Foucher! (click on the link to hear how she balances med school and CrossFit!)
I traveled to UNC to present my masters paper and then, after 3.5 years of nonstop work – I received my Masters of Public Health in Nutrition from UNC-Chapel Hill. Anne, MPH!!
My classmates and I said a final farewell to UNC Chapel Hill. Very bittersweet!
I was included in a list of “foodies and drinkies” to follow on Twitter in the December issue of Runner’s World Magazine. So honored (I’m on the bottom right)!
Matt and I went on a two week belated honeymoon to Costa Rica! (Many more recap posts to come!)
And there you have it! 2012 in review. As you can tell, it was a crazy busy and full year with all sorts of major life events – moving, getting married, finishing my masters degree and dietetic internships – and in between the major life events were all sorts of trips and daily adventures, too. Of course, it wasn’t all good – no year ever is – but in stressful times I focused on staying active and spending time with those who really matter in my life. As far as I’m concerned, you should never underestimate the power of a good workout or a long talk with a best friend.
Here’s to 2013 – cheers.
What was the best or biggest thing that happened to you in 2012?