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.
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 ran a 4th of July 5K with my mom!
Lavinia turned 1!
I ran the Cypress 10K and ran a PR!
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.
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?