Tuesday, December 26, 2017

My Year 2017

I can't believe this is the last Tuesday in 2017.  Wait, what?

This has been a crazy year for sure, with ups and downs.  Unfortunately, it started with a down when my grandmother passed away New Year's Day.  Apparently it's common after the holidays, and my grandmother held on as long as her health could.  She got to see me move up here, and my cousin proposed to his long-time girlfriend.  She must have known it was time.

I adjusted to a new state, new job, new everything really.  My mom and I did a girls' weekend in February, which consisted of dinner and a movie (Hidden Figures), and then a cooking class at Sur la Table, for French cooking.  Then we went home to watch Moana and drink some sparkling wine.  That's my kind of weekend :)

I realized too there was so much more to do here, for my runner's heart.  I got to meet Jenny Simpson and Emma Coburn.



I also got to meet Cary Elwes in April.  OMG, the Man in Black!


I got to experience how crazy Colorado springs are.  I lost some running days to the snow, but I still had a blast running the Bolder Boulder.


The summer was downtime, working on what my chiropractor wanted me to get better at.  For the first time in 8 years, I didn't want to melt every time I walked outside.  The summer weather wasn't bad at all!  I even ran outside a couple times during lunch to take advantage of some good weather.

The one down from the summer is I had my first panic attack.  I was under a lot of stress at work, and it just exploded one morning.  That wasn't fun.

At the end of August, I had a color run 5k, which I did with my mom, and then the next week I kicked off training for the RnR Las Vegas 10k.


The fall has been crazy busy.  I got promoted at work, which has lead to some *lovely* stress symptoms as I put pressure on myself to succeed.  My cousin got married at Folsom, I had a great round of training for Vegas, and I set a PR in that race.

After I got back from Vegas it was Thanksgiving, and now Christmas is over.  Whew!  I do hope 2018 is a little slower.  I already have my next race planned, but I haven't figured out when training kicks off.  I'm using the same plan I used for RnR Las Vegas, and I'm adding a couple more weeks so I can hit 7 miles in training.


Tuesdays on the Run with PattyErika, and Marcia.

20 comments:

  1. Congrats on a great year! Moving, switching jobs, and all the details involved, is tough!

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    1. It is, but I'd done it before. The first time I did it I had no idea what I was doing :-p

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  2. You had an exciting year and met some cool people. I hope you enjoy 2018!

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    1. It was an exciting year. I hope 2018 is good to me too.

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  3. I'm so sorry about your grandmother. I realize it's almost a year ago, but we had to put Chester to sleep a day after NYD 2 years ago, and he is always on my mind at this time of year.

    You sure had a lot of stress along with the good stuff this year! I hope 2018 is more fun and less stress.

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    1. Stress comes from good stuff I think. I hope I can calm down though.

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  4. Panic attacks are scary! I started getting them in my 20s and that's one of the reasons I started to run. Where would I be without it?

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    1. This one was definitely scary. Now I know what it feels like, but I didn't before it.

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  5. I've never had a panic attack but I've heard how scary they are - sorry that you had to go through that. Hopefully things are less stressful for you now!

    You had a lot going on this year but you still had some great races. Congrats!

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    1. Thanks. The races were definitely fun, and i hope my races next year are too.

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  6. Congrats on a good year and thriving with all the changes. Hope 2018 is exactly what you hoped for.

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    1. Me too. I'm always apprehensive with a new year, especially if the ending one has been a good one.

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  7. It's definitely been a full year for you! Here's to 2018 being a great year :)

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    1. Definitely a full year. It was a good year though.

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  8. Sorry to hear about the panic attack and stress - it's important to learn how to cope (and what works for you) before it gets overwhelming.

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    1. It was that one, but it was scary. I'm working on calming down, and ordered some essential oils after Christmas.

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  9. You had a lot of change this year - glad Colorado has been good too you - and congrats on the promotion too!

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    1. Thanks! CO has been good so far. I can't believe it's already been a year.

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