In the past I’ve had several organized wrap-up posts. That is not the case this year. In fact, I’ve been debating “looking back” because I’m still not quite sure how I feel about 2015. Most of the year was great. We ended on a rough note and on Monday I’ll be dealing with insurance companies. (Is this really how 2016 is going to treat us? Because, seriously. I could deal without stupid bills.)
I started 2015 by running two races in one day. It was so much fun. This year was the opposite. I had toyed with the idea of one 5k, but I couldn’t justify the cost of one race for my family, plus the pain I was sure I would be in if I tried to jog. I ran several great races, though, and even places in my age group in two of them. (A local Shamrock Run and a few weeks later, the Fiddlin’ 5k.) I won’t be participating in either race this year, and that’s a little sad.
I managed to come down with the flu in February, ruining my travel plans in Florida. We were lucky the rest of the household was spared from the flu.
I saw my friend Mendie in February – and I will hopefully see her in about two weeks! She currently lives in Ohio. I need to convince her to move to Asheville next summer. Oh, while she was here, we toured Biltmore in less than a half hour.
My husband attended Blogging Concentrated with me, which was really great. He does have blog (that he hasn’t updated in forever) and I’ve seen his numbers. He gets impressive traffic when he writes. Hopefully he’ll be able to write more one day, when he’s not dealing with nagging day job stuff.
We visited Florida for my husband’s spring break! And Lucas was sick from the start of the trip. Kenny ended up getting sick mid-trip and it was not the spring break we were hoping for.
I ran two half marathons this year – both local races. I would love to run one in 2016, but I don’t know if that’s feasible with a newborn and all.
The summer found us all over the place. Our biggest trip was to New York, for my grandma’s 90th birthday. When we returned, I went to DC for a work trip. During that trip, I saw another old friend and I went for a couple of great runs around the city. Coming home, we were stuck in DC for an extra night and I ended up getting violently ill. I’m still not sure if the illness was from something I ate or the fact I was pregnant and had no clue.
A couple of weeks into August we learned we were expecting – and it was pretty much the shock of the year. I didn’t feel well for a couple of months. September is a blur. And things started to be a little more clear in October.
I spoke at Type-A Parent Conference in October, celebrated my birthday in Atlanta with fabulous ladies, and really just tried to live it up that month. October was a good time.
Our son ended up needing dental surgery in November, and it’s been a trying time around here. The day of the procedures was rough. I doubted every quick decision I had to make and second-guessed myself hours after we were home. We’re still not through the bills with that one and I still doubt myself a little.
December has been a little more kind. We’re trying to clear the house and make room for another little one. Christmas was an exciting time, and we’re still coming down from all the spoiling our boy received. It’s going to be quite an adjustment going back to work next week!
This next year is going to be a blur, I’m sure of it. We have no idea what to expect as our family expands to 4 and I’m just hoping the transition is smooth. I would love an easy year. I have a few goals for 2016, which I think I’ll be sharing next week. Last year, I chose the word “balance” as my word for the year and it really stuck with me for about 80% of the year. I’m still on the fence of what word I’ll go with in 2016. Maybe I’ll have that for tomorrow. Maybe my word will be “undecided.” 😉
How was your year? Do you choose a word for the year?