2012 was a busy and intense year, but it was filled with a lot of fun, too. I always love having the blog to look back and see how much I’ve done in a year – not only accomplishments but also to remind myself of fun trips and adventures! Without further ado – here’s 2012 in a nutshell (part 1)!
Matt and I spent New Years Eve at a friend’s house on the MD Shore.
I wrote about New Years Resolutions vs. Daily Action – I love this post. Take a look, it’s timely right now!
My grad school classmates and I all convened in DC for a Nutrition Policy course field trip.
I returned to Chapel Hill to begin my (final) spring semester of grad school. Man, I miss the warm winters there.
I came up with one of my most favorite blog recipes ever – my Sweet Potato & Black Bean Veggie Enchiladas!
My college BFFs paid a visit to me in Chapel Hill.
We received our wedding Save the Dates & I picked bridesmaid dresses with the girls.
I traveled to CT for the Mohegan Sun Winefest with blogger buddies!
Intramural Walleyball (best game ever) started up again. I’m sad I won’t be there to play this year!
I traveled to Athens, GA with my grad school girlfriends to visit our friend Kort.
Matt cooked an epic Valentine’s Day dinner for us.
I ran 7 miles before 8 a.m., a new record (I was beginning to train for spring races).
I spent a weekend in Miami with Matt (he was working there during the week for a lot of early 2012) – and we also explored Key Biscayne.
One of my BFF’s, Jessica, came to visit me in Chapel Hill. Again – I can’t believe I was wearing a t-shirt in February. I miss you, NC.
Matt and I spent my spring break up in DC on a wedding planning and apartment hunting frenzy. We did our cake and food tasting – mmm – and also picked table settings! We also registered for our gifts – check out the comments on that post if you need advice, it’s really helpful!
I ran the Tobacco Road Half Marathon and set a new PR (which still stands): 1:49:37!
fANNEtastic food got a mini design makeover!
Matt and I attended our friends Jack and Megan’s wedding in Rosslyn, VA.
Intramural sand volleyball started up. Oh, yes. Going to really miss that this spring, too!
I took my comprehensive exams for grad school. We spent months and months studying for this terrifying test – so much pressure! We found out a few weeks later whether we passed (I did – whew!) or would need to re-take the test.
Matt and I attended our friends John & Erin’s wedding at beautiful Whitehall Manor in VA.
I ran the Tarheel 10 Miler with my friend Elle. It was so. hilly.
I spent 3 hours (all we had time for at the end of the semester!) on a jam-packed exploration of Raleigh with my classmate Maria.
Matt and I ran the 5-ish mile Primal Mud Run – what a blast!
I took my very last biochem exam – yes, this is noteworthy. Hardest subject ever! And then, my grad school girlfriends and I celebrated officially finishing our last semester of grad school coursework at UNC! Bittersweet.
Farewell, Chapel Hill — Matt and I moved back to the Washington DC area so I could start my dietetic internships.
5 seconds after moving in to our new place in DC, I traveled to NYC for a Fitness Magazine Blogger Meet & Tweet.
I then traveled on to Reebok headquarters in Boston for a cool FitFluential event and I tried CrossFit for the first time.
A week later, I traveled to Massachusetts again to run the Reach the Beach Relay, a 200 mile overnight running relay race, with a team of 11 other blogger buddies, courtesy of New Balance. We had a BLAST. (Leg 1 recap, leg 2 recap, leg 3 recap).
I began my summer clinical dietetic internship at Washington Hospital Center in DC.
Whew – I’m tired just reading all of this! What a fun trip down memory lane. It’s making me feel very nostalgic!
Stay tuned for part 2! 🙂