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May 22, 2016

2015 Year-In-Review

Here is where I reflect on the past year and talk about highlights (or lowlights). I haven’t done this in a couple years and I say it’s high time I got back to it. Even if 2016 is nearly half over.

January

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March 8, 2015

Trying New Things

I’m now a firm believer that trying new things should be part of your yearly, monthly, weekly, or even daily routine. You determine the frequency. Less adventurous people might try something new once a year. Thrill-seekers might find themselves doing new things every day. Trying new things is a way to get used to uncertainty. Trying new things is a way to get out of your comfort zone. Trying something new might even lead to finding "that thing" that makes you happier than anything else.

I think I fall into the "try new things every month" category. It’s sometimes more often than that, but usually not less.

I realized that I don’t want to be a static person. Sure, I have my routines and I thrive on them. I find comfort in getting up and going to bed at the same times every day. I enjoy planning my week ahead of time. But sometimes when I am derailed from my routine or planned outcome, I find myself distressed. And I don’t like that. I want to be able to go with the flow, and re-route smoothly and change gears without any stressing or agonizing.

In my efforts to become a dynamic person, here is what I’ve been up to…

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November 17, 2013

The Most Colorful Birthday of All

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Earlier this fall my friend Noelle mentioned to us that she wanted to get a bunch of her friends together and do a 5k for her birthday. I of course said YES! As many of you know, I’ve done two 10ks in Japan. Those were hard. A 5k would be a snap and a lot of fun to do with a group.

The best part about this 5k was that it was themed! I’ve always wanted to do a themed fitness event. This one was called "Color Me Rad". Color Me Rad is a race where you have color thrown at or sprayed at you while you run. The entire point of the race is to begin wearing white and end a rainbow-y mess.

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