Highlights of 2013

Inspired by my pal Theresa, here’s a rundown of an event a month, the highlights of the year:

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January: The Great runDisney Coast-to-Coast Adventure of 2013! I ran the 20th Anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon, then flew to Disneyland to run the Tinker Bell Half (and Neverland 5K). Along the way, I was able to spend time with my mom, sister, BFF Matthew and tons of amazing friends. Fulfilled a Disney bucket list item by visiting Club 33, too!

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February: Spending time with my #runDisneyisforVALovers pals, Christine and Katie! We not only arranged running meetups, but ran some local-ish races too, a 14K in Virginia Beach, and a 13.1 in Williamsburg.

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March: Meeting Morgan in person for the very first time! On a whim, we decided to head down to Walt Disney World for St. Paddy’s Day weekend and had an absolute blast.

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April: The Month of many races! Cherry Blossom 10-Miler on my birthday, along with a fun weekend in Baltimore and DC with Theresa, The Blue Ridge Half Marathon and the Nike Womens Half - which I ran with Danielle and Ashley! Lots of miles + smiles :)

May: Looking back at my blog, this was definitely a slow month. Let’s say the highlights were that I finished my third to last semester of grad school, and my sis celebrated a birthday :)

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June: SAN FRANCISCO! Ahhh so much fun. Ran the San Francisco Marathon, visited all the touristy stuff, marveled at the Walt Disney Family Museum…just amazing. Since our flight was delayed, we didn’t get to spend as much time there as we would have liked, but we did as much as possible in one weekend! That will not be our last visit :)

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July: My job’s position was outsourced and we MOVED BACK TO FLORIDA! Yes! This made me very happy.

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August: Another great racecation – this one took me to Disneyland for the Dumbo Double Dare (10K & 1/2) and the Labor Day 1/2 in Seattle, to visit my sister – so much fun. Along the way, Morgan and I held a Cupcake Meetup and raised almost $1000 for St Judes AND I found out that I had been selected for the Oiselle Team!

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September: One word – DUG. While I was in Seattle, hubs visited the Humane Society and the rest is history.

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October: Hit the highest mileage I had ever run….great running month in general, with Tower of Terror Weekend at the start (5K and 10M) and Bill’s Beer Run (5M) at the end.

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November: Paced Jillian for the Wine and Dine Half, and later that month, celebrated 4 years with hubs. Yes, both were great, fun and were joyously commemorated with great food, drink and company :)

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December: Ran Space Coast, sailed aboard the Disney Magic, and spent lots of time with friends and family, which was just what I needed. Oh, and I finished my Master’s Degree! Wahoo! ;)

2013 was a year of ups and downs, but looking back here on the last day of it…I can’t help but look up. I’m laughing more, smiling more, and happy to see what else is coming around the bend. There are a lot of unknowns, but one thing is clear: it will be spent on things I value the most: friends and family. Oh, and running. Definitely running.

What were some highlights of your year?

9 thoughts on “Highlights of 2013

  1. I like reflective (is that the right word?) posts. I cannot even believe it was this year that we had all of our #VAisforrundisneylovers fun…feels like yesterday and also so long ago. Probably because you live a gazilion miles away. I know 2014 will be a FANTASTIC year for you! :) xo

  2. Awesome year Krissy! My big highlight is my first half marathon! So much time, training, and curiosity… Crossing the finish was one of the most rewarding experiences ever! This year will bring my first marathon!

  3. Awesome year Krissy! You always look like you are having so much fun! My highlights including having a lot of fun running out of state races! Looking back my running was at its best but I sure enjoyed the time I had with my friends!

  4. An amazing year, for sure! I think the highlights for me were running my first half marathon (Space Coast) and going on our first child-free vacation (read: more than a day and a half) to the Bahamas in more than five years. It was, for the most part, a great year. Here’s to 2014!

  5. What a great year of running for you and I know 2014 has great things in store for you. So happy to be a birdie with you on the Oiselle team!!! Here’s hoping we can meet up at another Disney race in the future!

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