2017 Year In Review

At the end of the year I like to take some time to look back at the year that was. As I get older the years seem to fly by more and more and taking a breath to look back at the past 12 months really makes me realize all the things that I have done and accomplished. Instead of a blur the year comes into clear focus which, to me, seems to slow down time – at least for the moment. In 2017 sooooo many things have changed! This time last year Liv was an itty bitty 5 month old baby, I wasn’t training seriously again yet, we were living in an apartment, I was still in school AND my job was part time. As we enter 2018 Liv is a 17 month old toddler, I got back on the training bandwagon and qualified for the Olympic Trials, we bought a house, I graduated and I’m working full time!! Last January I never could have imagined all of the things 2017 had in store, which makes the idea of 2018 even more exciting… I can’t wait to see how the year unfolds. But before I get ahead of myself and start looking forward to the new year I wanted to take this chance to share the highlights from the past year with you.

2017 Highlights 


Liv and I went home to Massachusetts to visit family and friends.

Lavinia and I celebrated our sweet friend and her soon-to-be little one at her shower!

Liv turned 6 months old!

Henri left for her last extended business trip.


I ran the Surf City Half Marathon while pushing Lavinia in the stroller.

My sister and niece came to visit and we had a fun girls’ weekend in California. 

Lavinia turned 7 months old!


Liv met her future boyfriend, Trey!

Lavinia turned 8 months!

Henri came home from his business trip!


We celebrated Easter with Henri’s family.

Lavinia turned 9 months and was officially outside my belly longer than she was inside!

We celebrated my sister at her bridal shower.


I ran my first track race since college, and ran a 17:34 5K!

We bought a HOUSE!

I celebrated my first Mothers’ Day!

Lavinia turned 10 months old!

I ran another 5K, this time a Memorial Day road race.


We all flew to Massachusetts for my sister’s wedding!

We moved into our house after Henri and his dad did a lot of reno work.

We celebrated Henri’s first Father’s Day!

Lavinia turned 11 months old!

We celebrated our 4 year anniversary with pizza!!!July

We ran a 4th of July 5K with my mom!

I turned 27!

Lavinia turned 1!

I ran the Cypress 10K and ran a PR!

We celebrated Lavinia’s birthday at her party!

Henri and I went to a Manchester City game when they came to play in LA.


We road-tripped to Las Vegas so that I could take the USATF Level 1 Coaching Class.

Lavinia started daycare!

I joined the rabbitELITE team. 

I ran a PR at the America’s Finest City Half Marathon.

I went to Big Bear with the Cross Country Team.


I won the Santa Monica 10K!

Lavinia and I went to Colorado to visit my sister and niece. 


We went apple picking!

We pumpkin patched with friends.

The men’s and women’s teams I coach WON their Conference Meet.

We trick-or-treated at the Halloween Zootacular.

I ran, and won the LA Rock N Roll Half Marathon

Liv celebrated her second Halloween.


My cross country kids dominated the Regional Meet! (1st place women, 2nd place men!)

Henri and I dedicated Lavinia in front of our family and friends.

I went to Nationals with my cross country team.

We celebrated a very hot California Thanksgiving.

We got the cutest family pictures taken.


I ran the California International Marathon, and qualified for the Olympic Trials!

We went to visit Santa.

I officially graduated from my Master’s program!

We celebrated an early Christmas in California

And we ended the year as it started – celebrating Christmas in Massachusetts with my family. 

What were some of the highlights of your year!

What are you looking forward to in 2018?

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