Monday, December 31, 2012

Auld Lang Syne

Yep, It's that time again. The end of one year and the beginning of another.

This was after a lot of champagne. Circa 2009
I love New Year's Eve. Aside from our annual party, New Year's always represents a time of change. I used to arm myself with pens and markers and make lists and charts detailing all of the changes I planned on making. Unfortunately, I usually didn't end up making any changes at all.

For some reason, 2012 was different. I didn't make my usual lists and plans and somehow things were just really good. Minus a few blips, this year was pretty good and most importantly, I can honestly say that I'm happier than I have been in years. I can't even pin point what changed, but life has been really good.

The only bad really bad part of 2012 was the retirement of my show horse, Bam Bam Rubble. Retiring Bam was one of the most difficult decisions I've had to make in a long time. I can't even type this without tearing up a little. In the end, I had to make the decision that was best for him. He seems really happy, so I know I did the right thing, but it wasn't easy. And there were tears. Many, many tears.

Bam in 2008

But mostly, 2012 has been great. This year was the year that I was supposed to run the New York City Marathon. Even though the race was canceled, I can honestly say that the experience was life changing. I learned a lot, trained a lot, and in the process, earned a shiny new PR.

PR at Disneyland Half Marathon

As close as I got to the NYC Marathon this year.

I also have a new riding partner. I bought Louie in October and I am in love. He's great to ride and adorable, which is always a plus. I look forward to seeing where this partnership takes us.

I <3 this horse.

I got to go to Mexico for the first time, too. I realize that's sort of weird considering I've been to Europe three times, but I live on the Mexico border and I've never been there.

We had an amazing time. Everything was beautiful.

So 2012 is coming to a close and I'm looking forward to an even better 2013. I plan to run the NYCM this year and the Goofy Challenge is in *gulp* less than two weeks. I hope I don't seriously hurt myself!

I still have changes to make and things to improve, but I think the difference is that this year, I actually made a lot of those changes. I didn't make lists, I actually made improvements.

And that makes me a happy girl.

I'm ready to train for NYCM 2013!

That's not to say that I don't have goals for 2013. I have a bunch of those, but I will save them for a future post.

Everyone be safe tonight, the crazies are out! Bring on 2013!


  1. I'm a fan of 2012. Hears to hoping 2013 is even better!

    1. I'm ready for 2013! The only thing that would have made 2012 better is finding the love of my life, but maybe that's for 2013. ;)

      Looking forward to meeting you and Fruitfly in less than 2 weeks!


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