On January 1, 2012, I set 25 goals for the year. I feel good with the ones I accomplished and feel a bit sad about a few I didn't (Golden Gate Bridge x2).
I spent the winter and spring of 2012 as an AIDS/LifeCycle training ride leader. It was hard sometimes and incredibly time consuming, but it was an experience I'll cherish forever. To my dear friend and training ride partner Scott: I ♥ you something fierce my friend.
I bailed for the 1st time on an event ride. I just didn't feel like driving 2 hours to fight the wind and the rain on my bike.
I biked along the Pacific Coast in Monterey in April on what was probably the most beautiful day of the year. It was breathtaking.
I'm proud of my strong finish at the 2012 Wine Country Century. What a difference a year makes!
I delved into learning photography full force and took thousands and THOUSANDS of photographs.
I scoured the internet for affordable and original art work for our home.
I stuck with my Instagram daily project and loved every minute of it. I stayed on top of printing out my collages every month and have a giant binder full of 4"x4" memories from 2012.
I biked every single day in April and I was the top female rider at work for May is Bike Month.
I rode every single mile in AIDS/LifeCycle 11 right beside my friend Kristen. We laughed, we talked, we rode miles in silence, we grimaced, she never balked at taking my picture with a half naked man when I found one and shoved my camera towards her. We rode for miles in the pouring rain and whipping wind on Day 2 and never ever ever gave up. This is truly one of my favorite memories from 2012 and one that will last a lifetime!
I struggled all Fall with HTML while redesigning my blog and there were moments I felt like pulling my hair out or giving up, but I can say I learned a lot. And I never gave up.
I rediscovered the magic of San Francisco.
I thought a lot about surfing. And surfers. And took lots of photographs of surfers.
We battled and survived a health scare with our cat. We are forever grateful to the exceptional care at UC Davis Veterinary Hospital.
I discovered the deliciousness of roasted cauliflower.
I reconnected with a long time friend in a way I never expected.
I did something incredibly stupid and suffered a very serious and debilitating burn on my leg. It's been 4 months and 25 days and it's still healing.
I started walking. Then I started running.
Then I did a 5k event with Zombies chasing me.
Then I did a 10k event on Thanksgiving.
Then I signed up to do a half marathon in March 2013.
I ran 40 miles in November.
I lost my book reading mojo in late November/early December. But I think I got it back on December 30.
I only biked one day in December. :-(
I've become obsessed with the self-timer on a camera app on my iPhone. My husband obliges me at every photo opp request.
I was reminded so many times in 2012 of what an incredibly supportive husband I have. For this I am so very thankful. Let's see how supportive he continues to be when I make him ride his bike along side me when I start upping my running mileage for half marathon training. :-)
Good-bye 2012. You were good to me. You were good to me and my husband. And I am grateful. Here's to 2013!