2012 Was a Good Year…

by blueeyedrunner on December 31, 2012

Hello and Happy New Year’s Eve!

2012 was a fantastic, albeit crazy year. I hate that there are so many things left un-updated on here, so I thought it might be fun to do a little recap post. I recently read The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin,(a great book! You should definitely read it!) inspiring me to write LOTS of New Year’s Resolutions, some of which I will share with you next week. One of my 2013 resolutions is to blog more here, so I hope you will keep me to that promise!

Some of my 2012 highlights included…

*Moving out of our home of 3 years
*Turning 28
*Celebrating our 6 year “dating” anniversary.
*My Bridal Shower!
*Our Wedding <3
*Our honeymoon to Hawaii –> I still owe you a post for this one!
*Training for the Atlantic City Marathon with my Dad.
*Blue-Eyed Dad starts a blog!
*Running the Atlantic City Marathon with my Dad.
*Opening an Etsy Shop.
*Completing my special education certificate. – This was an old resolution I finally accomplished!

2012 Resolution Check In

I’ll admit I didn’t do as well with some of my resolutions this years as I would have liked. For example, I didn’t achieve any of my running goals. I did, however, make some major progress with some of my professional goals. Plus, I planned and executed the wedding and honeymoon of my dreams. Those memories will last a lifetime and there is plenty of time to “get certified in another specialty” or “break my marathon PR.”

Break 1:30 in the half marathon. Not Achieved.
Break 19 minutes in the 5K. Not Achieved.
Break 40 minutes in the 10k. Not Achieved.
PR in the marathon. Not Achieved.

Build East Coast Bride. Achieved! We recently celebrated our one year anniversary and expanded from wedding blog to blog + boutique with the exciting launch of our etsy shop!
Expand writing career. We will call this one achieved! I blogged about our wedding planning on Engaged & Inspired, built East Coast Bride and recently accepted a paying gig as a regular contributor to DIY Bride.
Get published in a major publication. Not {yet} Achieved.

Build my bootcamp/fitness career. Totally failed on this one. Oops.
Get certified in one more specialty (TRX, SPIN, etc.) Not {yet} Achieved
Tone Arms for Wedding! Achieved!

{Hopes & Dreams}
Wedding Day- YES!
Hawaiian Honeymoon – It was AMAZING!

*How did you do on your resolutions this year? Do you make resolutions? My resolution post will follow!
**Will you be making 2013 resolutions? Share one with me!

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Katherine @ Neon Blonde Runner December 31, 2012 at 11:04 am

Oh yay, so good to hear from you!

You had a HUGE year, pulling off such a successful wedding and honeymoon is no easy feat and you’ve made so many accomplishments in your professional life.

Running PRs will always be obtainable and I’ve always heard that women runner often peak in their early 30′s so we have plenty of time to do that :)

Cheers to 2013!


blueeyedrunner December 31, 2012 at 11:20 am

Thank you <3 I needed to hear that!


Monika December 31, 2012 at 11:16 am

2012 was such an amazing year for you! You got married!!!! Everything else seems kind of unimportant:)

Have a wonderful 2013!


blueeyedrunner December 31, 2012 at 11:21 am

<3 Aww that's true! 2013 means back to the track!


Missy December 31, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Happy New Year Keri!


blueeyedrunner January 1, 2013 at 9:25 am

Happy New Year Missy! 2013 is going to be fab : )


Coach Dion January 1, 2013 at 4:31 am

There is no reason for you not to run lots of PRs this year… OK maybe you will be enjoying married life to much!!!

So train hard and we will read about you running faster and faster, now it’s time for me to go for my first run of 2013… Happy New Year!


blueeyedrunner January 1, 2013 at 9:24 am

Enjoy your New Year’s Day run! My calves are too sore to run today!


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