I asked a friend why the years seem to go by faster and faster as I get older. She wisely told me it was because it was now a smaller portion of my overall life. And there seems to be some logic to that. Not sure if it's entirely true, or just that I seem to have a lot going on. Either way, I'm about ready to declare 2017 the year of the nap.
I feel like Blog Land is overrun with year in review posts as we get into the end of December, and for good reason. I write this for me. I love that you all come along on this ride with me, but I love looking back on old posts, they're such a great memory jogger and digital scrapbook of sorts.
So, if you missed it...here's 2016 in a (picture heavy) nutshell...
My first (and maybe last) Polar Bear Plunge. I did not come out of this one unscathed.
And plenty of hiking...even in the snow.
Reel Big Fish live (again).
Two whole years since we brought this big bully home with us.
And, my constant countdown to our New Zealand trip! Where I could literally copy every picture here & still not do that trip justice. But here are recaps if you missed it!
A visit to see my friend Annie in Michigan.
A hike at Mt. Davis - the tallest point in PA.
Before jetting off to Europe! Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro & Venice!
HM#8? The Pittsburgh Half Marathon.
An overnight backpacking trip on the Black Forest Trail.
And my first ever AG award at the Team Alex 5K!
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus live in concert.
More trails, more hiking.
Getting fancy for a 40th anniversary party!
A 4th of July 5K and another AG award!
A trip to Presque Isle to enjoy the bike path & beaches.
AND SO MANY PICKLES!
Two Face 10K - my first trail race & quite the challenge.
A mini road trip to taste wine in Lake Milton, OH & to catch up with an old friend before she moved abroad.
Another wedding - and another chance to hike somewhere new. We explored Erie. Elk Creek Wildlife area, Erie Bluffs State Park & Presque Isle State Park.
Then it was onto Ragnar#3
The BF and I headed to the the PA Grand Canyon, Ricketts Glen State Park & the Poconos, and we came back halfway to being Mr & Mrs Sass! AKA we got engaged.
Then it was apple picking & a day full of fall fun.
Before heading off to Roanoke to hike a section of the Appalachian Trail.
A new to me hike at Ohiopyle with Ciara.
A trip to Erie to explore the Erie wine trail!
Another 5K, where I placed as 3rd overall female!
A trip to a new Brewery with an old friend over Thanksgiving!
A girls weekend away - with more new hiking trails.
One final 5K & one final AG award!
2 more weeks to go, which will be filled with holiday parties, time with friends and family.
Thanks 2016 - I know you were rough for some, but you were pretty damn good to me. Somehow, 2017 is looking like it's going to top it! Bring it on 2017. Bring on married life, a honeymoon, more running, more racing, and more miles of new trails.
What was the best thing to happen to you in 2016?
What was the worst?
What are you most looking forward to in 2017?
Linking up with Holly, Tricia & Amanda