My 37th Year!

I know… in looking at my pics, there is no way I am really turning 38. Must be the good genes since my mom definitely doesn’t look her age (thanks family!!).  Well, what a year this past one has been. It’s funny, I remember a conversation with my friend Jen… we were talking as we do often about how this year would be our year… but for some reason, this year WAS our year…
We’ll start with professionally:
 Just before my 37th birthday I started a new job, I absolutely LOVE this job. I have grown and learned so much, come so far, and have had such amazing experiences, in just one year. So much more on the horizon here.
I completed my studies at Virginia Tech and received my Masters in Health Education and Promotion. Go Hokies!!
I successfully passed the NCHEC exam for Certified Health Education Specialist.
Our team at work won two awards for our program.
Next Up: Personally:
This group of awesome accomplishments is probably my favorite right now!!
Saw 2 close friends get married and was able to visit Puerto Rico and Vail, CO to be in their weddings
I got engaged and married! YAY!!!! We had a wonderful private ceremony at the Justice of the Peace and then celebrated with family and friends a few months later. (Most importantly, my best friend since forever, who was instrumental in my husband and I’s meeting… defied my decision to have no one at my wedding and flew out here to witness the fact that I, the perpetual “never getting married girl” get married. I love her for this!)
I began the process of buying my first house. It’s a short sale, so, this will finish up in my 38th year.
Completed my second year as co-chair of Social Media for the Susan G. Komen of Southern NV Race for the Cure.
My Health/Fitness:
How in the heck do I top the whole getting married thing… really?! Well, these accomplishments are pretty awesome too!
I completed not just my first ever, but 3 half marathons within 70 days: Tinker Bell Half, Six Tunnels Half, and Rockin’ Rabbit Half. This qualified me to become a Half Fanatic #2166. (I have 4 more scheduled for the rest of 2012).
I completed a 5k in under 30 min, with a time of 28:54.
I was accepted as a guest blogger with the 13.1 Marathon Series.
I was accepted as a #FitFluential Ambassador.
I became a Pace Per Mile State Reporter.
Completed my first obstacle course 5k: The Devil Dash.
Started trail running.
Joined forces to plan a virtual event with good friend/runner Charlene.
Overall, I would say it has been one spectacular year for me. I would love to list the names of everyone individually who made this year as amazing and special as it has been, but, I do not have the room here. So, to my family, my dear friends, and my acquaintances…. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart for all of your love and support.
Here is to 38! I have many goals on tap for this year (who is surprised by this?):
Become a certified Run Coach
Become a certified Personal Trainer and Wellness Coach
Complete a half marathon in under 2 hours
Move in to my house
Taking a vacation (belated honeymoon) with my husband
Lose that stubborn last 15-20 lbs
Win an age group award in a race
Start a business/business venture to focus on run coaching and wellness
Remember everyone, to love completely, live extraordinarily, and smile. Life is what you make it, so make it great!!