Well, it was actually yesterday but close enough! One year ago yesterday, I started blogging about running. At that point, I was not blogging daily, but I had the idea to blog about my fitness simply for accountability. I was preparing to run the Disney half, and I wanted to make sure I got runs in as well as be able to share with others about my training and about my race when I got home. Well…I think I blogged once in November and 2-3 times in December, but then when January rolled around I started my regular blogging that I have been doing for a YEAR! I can’t believe it. it has flown by. Miraculously, there have only been a small handful of times that I haven’t “felt” like blogging. I really enjoy it!

Thinking back to my first blog post, I realized I have grown and changed a lot! A lot of things have happened over the past year.

I ran my First half marathon in Disneyworld, followed by the Mardi Gras RnR half marathon in February.

In March, I took a girls only spring break trip to Disneyworld with my mom.

In April, my sweet husband surprised me with a King bed and Tempurpedic cloud mattress. This helped me get through the rest of the school year!

In May, I announced I was finally getting to do something I have ALWAYS wanted to do, which is become a travel agent, focusing mainly on Disney vacations.

In June, we went with my parents on our first Disney Cruise.

The summer was also very hard for us. At the end of June, Bobby’s father passed away after a year long battle with cancer.

July was my birthday month but I can honestly say it was the worst birthday I have had to date due to some awful greedy people.

July turned around a bit at the end of the month when my sweet husband surprised me with a new car!

In August, Bobby and I officially started marathon training.

In September, we officially announced our plans to move to the Gulf Coast. We put our house up for sale and I am temporarily living with my parents so bobby could start his new job. I also got off birth control pills in September, and we took a much needed vacation to Disneyworld, specifically to attend Mickey’s not so Scary Halloween Party.

In October, things started moving with our house, and we ran the Run for Life half marathon and the Jazz Half Marathon.

In November, we officially broke ground on the house and things are moving along nicely!

In less than two weeks Bobby and I are going on an early 4 year anniversary cruise.

That pretty much sums up my year of blogging (of course there are lots of other little things and smaller races thrown in too as well as the injury I am battling as we speak.) Looking back I think I had a pretty good year (if I can just block out most of the summer…) I feel very blessed and have a lot to be thankful for as we approach Thanksgiving. Things don’t always go as planned, and life is not fair sometimes, but we still have so much to be thankful for. I encourage you to look back over your blog from the very beginning and see how far you have come as a blogger and as a person. it’s fun to see!

I hope you have enjoyed following my blog over the past year (or however long you have been reading!) and I hope you continue to read for a long time to come! I love all of you who read my blog, I really appreciate the support and encouragement you have offered me over the past year! Here’s to more fun, laughter, and good memories to share. Cheers!

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QOTD: Do you blog? if so, what are your thoughts on the past of your blog, where you were, where you are, and where you are going?

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