In celebration of the last day of 2015 I am reflecting on the year behind me and want to share some of my biggest moments. 2015 was a big year for me. It was full of highs and lows (injury). I’m ready to see what 2016 brings!
In January I was asked to be the face of the graduate program at my alma mater. I was a little nervous at first, but it turned out to be really cool! They put my face on millions of post cards that they sent out all over the country. They also have a 6 foot banner of me that they take to conferences.
Of course, some of my highlights of 2015 included running accomplishments. I ran my first half marathon in March. I got to run with my best friend! I was so nervous! But I finished in 2:05, and I was hooked.
I loved it so much that I turned around and ran another half in April. This one I got to run with my dad and it was really special! I was hurt, and this race was really hard for me. So, I’m proud that I finished it. (This is the worst picture ever, but it’s the only one I have.)
I got hurt in this race, and was pretty much off until the end of October. But, I worked hard for those halfs, and I am extremely proud of myself for doing something that I never thought possible!
In June, my beautiful cousin competed in the Miss Oklahoma Teen pageant. I was so proud and loved watching her make the top 10!
July was a busy month. I ran a 10K with my dad on the 4th of July. This was the first time I had run since April, so I was proud that I finished it.
Then at the end of July, we went to Ocho Rios, Jamaica for a week and then from there to California for a week! It was an awesome vacation!
At the beginning of August, I quit drinking pop. I started drinking green tea, and I have not had any pop since then. This was a huge deal for me!
We spent Labor Day with our family at the lake. It’s always a highlight when we get to spend time with them!
At the end of September, we went to a Gloriana concert and I got to meet them!
In October, I was cleared by a doctor and got to start running again, and I ran a race on Halloween.
We went to the Oklahoma Bedlam game! It was the coldest day of the year, but it was the most fun I have ever had at a football game!
Christmas was the highlight of this month. All of the time we got to spend with our family was awesome!
Twenty fifteen was a great year, but I am looking forward to twenty sixteen!