As we get ready to close out 2013, I thought I’d do one more recap post. Here’s a look back at my past year in pictures. While my running year may have been a bit on the rocky side, the rest of the year wasn’t so bad.
In January I was super happy to be out of the air cast from stress fracture #1 that I spent a lot of time running and doing CrossFit. I was so excited to throw myself back into activity. I earned my first CrossFit calluses…
…and spent lots of time running the monuments at night with my running buddy
February was much of the same. Lots of running and CrossFit with some teaching at UMD thrown in. The big excitement in February was the last Duke vs Maryland game in the Comcast Center. The Terps pulled out the win and College Park threw one hell of a party.
In March we got a bit of a break from the freezing cold so I got to experience my first outdoor WOD in CrossFit. We pushed a lot of sleds.
April was a fun month. We had Sarah’s bridal shower and bachelorette party at the beginning of the month. Baseball came back. I cheered for Ryan at the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler, and at the end of the month my mom and I ran the Nike Half in DC where I completely destroyed my PR.
In May, I wrapped up my first semester teaching at UMD. Softball started, and I ran my first 10K in ages.
The highlight of this month was definitely Jon and Sarah’s wedding. The runner up was puppy sitting the cutest puppy ever. The low point was the start of my second foot saga.
I spectated for Emily in a race we were supposed to run together. I got the heck of out DC and spent time in Baltimore, PA and Delaware, where I ate a bunch of ice cream and was lazy on the beach.
August was a big and busy month. A break finally showed up on my foot during a CT scan so my doctor got me a bone stimulator to help speed the healing. I turned 27. I moved into my own apartment in a building with a rooftop pool. My baby cousin was born. Not in that order at all.
Tailgate season returned, and I spectated for Emily and Aila at a race we were supposed to run together.
I got furloughed. More football and tailgating. We celebrated my cousin Laura’s twins at her baby shower. My foot was slowly healing and I was able to start doing some activity again.
I slowly started rebuilding my running base. It didn’t go great, but it happened. I went to my first NFL game. I got to hang out with my new baby cousin and catch up with old high school friends when I was home for Thanksgiving.
Laura’s twins were born (early, but healthy). They’re still hanging out in the NICU, but they are getting cuter by the minute. I spent Christmas at home with my family, where I got to hang out with my other baby cousin again. (This was the year of babies I swear). The Eagles won the NFC East last night and are going to the playoffs for the first time in three years.
What was the highlight of your 2013?