Quick weekend update: I learned on Friday that I had caused $500 worth of damages to my car. (When I was driving home on Wednesday, I lost control and hit a small pole. I was only going 5 mph and there was no damage on the outside of the car. However, I though the alignment was off, so I took it in. Apparently, I dented a bunch of stuff.) Awesome. I cried on the phone with the mechanic. That night, Tim and I went to his friend Bree’s family’s holiday party then drank way too much wine at his house with some friends. WHOOPS. I also drank this, and loved it.
The next morning, we woke up to snow. F THAT. We both agreed that we needed to seriously get back on track, eating-wise. After the gym, we went to the farmer’s market and bought so many vegetables for next to nothing. It was awesome. We roasted carrots, parsnips, turnips and potatoes in coconut oil for dinner. It was amazing. We couldn’t even finish all the vegetables (which meant leftovers for me yesterday, yippee!).
We finished the evening watching Moonrise Kingdom with Sloane. And I was sound asleep by 10. Sunday, I woke up way too early, squeezed in five slow icy, snowy and windy miles, then Tim and I met Carolyn and Nicole and headed to the Kris Kringle 5 Miler. It was so, so cold and windy. We stayed in the car until the last possible minute. I usually try to do an easy warmup, but I just couldn’t. They changed the course from last year and it was MUCH harder. The first mile was a hilly road one. The next three were on unplowed trails. It was very hilly and impossible to run fast. The last mile was thankfully paved. It was really, really hard. To give an idea of the difference in courses, last year I ran a 37:45 and came in 140th. This year, I ran a 38:01 and was 84th. And second in my age group! And we got sweet hoodies for doing the race.
The rest of the day was spent catching up on cooking, cleaning and organizing. I didn’t get home until after 3, so most of the day was shot.
ANYWAY. Happy New Year’s Eve! Tonight, I am going to a small party at Tim and Ryan’s. I’m excited for a low-key New Year’s, there was no pressure to find the perfect dress or shoes. In fact, I have no clue what I am wearing, and I’m more than okay with it.
Last year, I did a post reflecting on 2011. So, here we are on the eve of 2013, so I’d like to sum up 2012 with a TON of pictures, and a few words. Dun, dun dun.
First, I rang in the New Year with the gang. I was seriously ill with a terrible cold, so I went home right after midnight.
We reconvened with our friends from Toddlers and Tiaras.
I also attended my dad’s inagural ball with about 20 of my closest friends and all of my awesome family members.
In February, Tim and I had our first date! I have no pictures of it, and I didn’t mention him on here for a long time. Anyway, Nadya and I hosted a Risky Business themed housewarming party.
For President’s Day Weekend, we all headed to the cabin, and had a fantastic time.
I ran a 5K PR on St. Patrick’s Day. I was second woman and won a free large pizza.
I also celebrated my heritage with some fine people.
On the day I was supposed to run a marathon, we hosted drunk brunch instead.
I also had Katie’s bridal shower.
To kick off June, we accidentally hosted a pretty ridiculous happy hour.
Tim and I went to see Ray, Jill and Amy in Pittsburgh.
OH HEY I RAN THE HARRISBURG MARATHON AND QUALIFIED FOR BOSTON, MOTHAFUCKKKKASSS.
We got our first (very ghetto) tree.
And to celebrate the season, Sara hosted a holiday party at the winery. I really like wine suddenly.
Tim and I signed up for the YRRC Winter Series. We had our asses handed to us in the first race.
I had one of the best Christmases ever.
Thanks 2012. I hope 2013 is injury-free, full of PRs and some good times.