Happy Anniversary!


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!


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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43 Responses to Happy Anniversary!

  1. 1
    SkinnyRunner says:

    happy 1 year blog anniversary!

  2. 2
    Crystal says:

    Happy blogiversary! I’ve enjoyed following along!

  3. 3
    Kelly says:

    Yay! Happy Blogiversary!

  4. 4
    the dawn says:

    good work for making it a whole year! congratulations!

    i always say that my best training tool is my blog. i had no idea when i started it how much i would learn and grow just by connecting to other people who love to run as much as i do :)

    love following your journey.

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    jamie says:

    Happy Blogiversary! You’ve had a lot happen over the past year!

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    Liz says:

    Happy blogiversary! I just found your blog recently so this is a great catch-up post for me. You’ve had quite a big year!
    My favorite part of having a blog is the amazing support system that comes with it. Plus I love reading other blogs for inspiration.

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    Melissa says:

    Happy Blogiversary!!
    You have had a busy, but great year!

  9. 9

    Awww Happy Blogiversary! That’s so fantastic. I started reading your blog a few weeks ago and I love it. Keep up the awesome work and thanks for sharing.

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    Bethany says:

    ok, i have to admit…when i saw anniversary my first thought was “wedding pictures!!!!!” Maybe in Jan :-)

    That cruise sounds AMAZING! i have always wanted to go on a Disney cruise!

    Thanks for the update on your bloggy year, since i have only been a follower for the past 2 months or so.

    Happy bloggerversary!

  11. 11

    Happy blogiversary!

    It’s always crazy to look back at the past year and see how much happened. And how much was unexpected!

  12. 12
    Michelle says:

    Happy Blogiversary!! You had one busy year! I’ve enjoyed your blog and look forward to more to come!

  13. 13

    Yay! Happy anniversary! Mine is coming up soon…or has passed. LOL. I need to look that date up.

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    Becky says:

    Happy birthday, Running with Sass!

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    Katy says:

    Congratulations on 1 year of blogging! May there be many more to come!!!

    I do blog, but I have only been blogging for a little over a month now. Like you, I started my blog to track my training for my upcoming half marathon (and like you, it is the Walt Disney World Half Marathon!)

    I am still trying to find my “voice” and gain readers. I really want to be able to touch people and feel like I have a “family” of bloggers!

    • 15.1

      how awesome! You will LOVE the Disney half. It is such a fun race. (even thouh I swear I almost got frostbite!)
      did you see the post I did awhile back on blogging tips? you can do a search on my blog for it! :)

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    Zaneta says:

    happy anniversary!! I have only been blogging for about 3 1/2 months now… but its given me a way to keep track of my training and meet other people with similar interests…

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    I just celebrated my 1st blogiversary last week – so fun. Congrats!

  18. 18

    Congrats on one year! And I love the way looking back over the year through the blog can help us reflect. I can’t wait to do that for my own in a couple of months.

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    Lindsay says:

    I know that this might sound really weird, but when I was looking back at your old posts, I just found out that we have the same Birthday!! I know alot of people think being born on the thirteenth is so unlucky, but now that I have met another lucky person the theories have been disproven!! :)

    • 19.1

      awesome!!! I know of only ONE other person born on July 13, a girl I was aquaintences with in college. We still tell each other happy bda on FB every year.
      I was born on saturday the 13th, so at least it wasn’t friday the 13th, missed that bullet by about 12 hours! growing up I hated it b/c my friends were always out of town in the summer for bday parties!

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