Things I loved in 2012

I’ve complained A LOT about all the terrible things that have happened in 2012. I still hold emphatically to the fact that 2012 has not been a shining year for me and I’m honestly just proud of myself for making it through the year in one piece (kind of)… and still managing to have hope. That being said, there are a lot of GOOD things that have happened in 2012! I feel like all the happy moments have been overshadowed by the negative. So here’s to honoring the things I loved about 2012 (in no particular order):

1) Finding my strong with the help of Refine Method

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2) Making a new best friend, Kitty:

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3) Discovering the tasty goodness of The Cinnamon Snail vegan cuisine:

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4) Embracing LOTS of pizza into my life! Seriously, I’m obsessed with pizza. Some may call it a problem, I consider it a blessing.

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5) New Transportation — biking! I got to re-discover the West River in a new way and biking kept me sane when I couldn’t run. I also learned to get around the city like a bad-ass (note: probably one of my more dangerous hobbies, but walking in the city isn’t real safe for me either).

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6) Overcame my fear indoor cycling. Found my wheels at SoulCycle and discovered spinning can be challenging and fun with Revolve Fitness. I’ve even made my way into the first row 🙂

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7) Running the Brooklyn Half. My not have been the smartest idea and I probably should have walked part of it when my IT Band started killing at mile 6, but that’s just not how I roll. I’ll chalk that up to my fatal flaw, but ending on the beach of Coney Island with a huge cheering crowd made it all worth it.

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8) Eating lots of lobster in Maine!

2012-09-03 19.32.469) Enjoying casual and intimate wine tastings at NY Vintners with lots of delicious wine and EXCEPTIONAL food:

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10) Running the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon with my Soul Sister and favorite running buddy ever! Again, this could probably be added to the “stupid” list of things I’ve done, but worth every single ache and pain. Seriously, the Disney Half weekend and race was the highlight of the year. I may be not running now (AGAIN) due to it, but it taught me that I really can do anything:

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Oh hey, I didn’t die!

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11) Signing the contract of my boyfriend’s and my first home purchase, a lovely apartment in Tribeca (fingers crossed the next 60 days go well and we move in February!). Please note, this does not make me a grown-up, I refuse the title.

2012-11-16 14.03.25Wine and take out fits nicely in here:

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12) Celebrating the magic of the Christmas Season. If only I focused on tap dancing instead of ballet…c’est le vie…

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13) Following my dreams and doing what I love:

Started the Push the Limits Run Club with Erin and Push Cart Coffee :

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Started to teach TRX classes at Remorca’s The Studio:

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There you have it, 12 AMAZING things that came out of 2012 and one for good luck 🙂

QUESTIONS: What has made your year exceptional???

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4 Responses to Things I loved in 2012

  1. Jen says:

    Getting really into exercise and discovering my love of running! And making new fitness friends 🙂

  2. Helen says:

    Great post, i like despite all the stuff thats been thrown at you, you are able to see the positive too. Also, I bloody love your new apartment! Congrats Hun!

  3. Wow- the new apartment is GORGEOUS!! Love that open kitchen. And that’s so exciting that you’re teaching TRX! I just discovered TRX this year and am so into it. I think moving across the country with the hubs has made 2012 pretty exceptional for me. 🙂

    Yay for 2012. Bring it, 2013!

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