…to my blog!
Yesterday, September 23rd, was the one year anniversary of the very first blog post on Cait Strides. I had the idea to start this blog as a way to keep me accountable for marathon training and [as a picky eater] trying new foods. It has turned into so much more than that and has truly been a pleasure to write nearly everyday. It’s been a pretty crazy year with so many up’s and down’s. Of course, it’s impossible for me to share every aspect of my life on this blog, but I thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane and share a few highlights from the past year:
The First Post – chronicling a bit about my life and how I became such a picky eater/my desire for change (Sept 2011)
Life of a runner – explaining my love-to-hate relationship with running (Sept 2011)
Hawaii Trip!! – when I went to visit a good friend who is living in Hawaii (Oct 2011)
Graduating from the kiddie menu – my first Chipotle experience (Oct 2011)
Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse – Run For Your Lives post race report (Oct 2011)
Experimenting in the kitchen – first time making pizza dough (Nov 2011)
On Life, and Death – serious contemplation on life and what it means to fully live (Nov 2011)
Ran Philadelphia – marathon #2 in the books! (Nov 2011)
Truly becoming a Maryland-er – making the most delicious crab pizza (Dec 2011)
Discovering my inner hipster – I’m even too cool for this post (Dec 2011)
New Years Eve in NYC – easily one of the craziest nights of my life and one I won’t forget any time soon (Dec 2011/Jan 2012)
Weight – announcing my struggles with weight and committing to lose weight (Jan 2012) – for the record, I’m 15 lbs lighter! WOO!
It’s not always rainbows and butterflies – sometimes life is hard (Feb 2012)
Things I love – a different kind of Valentine’s Day (Feb 2012)
Shamrockin’ the races – Post race Shamrock Half and PR report (March 2012)
Monument Ave 10k – another race recap (March 2012)
Kristina’s visit! – my BFF from Washington came to visit for a weekend in DC, we had a blast (April 2012)
It’s a BOY!! – my sister and bro-in-law find out they’re having a boy! (April 2012)
Livin’ the Sweet Life – hanging out at the Sweet Life Festival (April 2012)
Memorial Day Weekend – Instagramming my entire life away (May 2012)
USA vs. Brazil Soccer game/vacation #1 to Myrtle Beach – kicking off summer the right way (June 2012)
Lindsey’s Bachelorette Party – girls just want to have fun (June 2012)
Erin’s baby shower – spending the weekend with my family celebrating my sister (July 2012)
4th of July – a low key 4th of July celebration at my parent’s house (July 2012)
Debating chicken and teal pants – in the same post, impressive! (August 2012)
Mumford & Sons and Kyle is born! – best weekend of summer, easily (August 2012)
Rockin’ and Rollin’ in VA Beach – Rock ‘n Roll VA Beach sweeeeaty post-race recap (Sept 2012)
Remembering 9/11 – never forget (Sept 2012)
Thank you so much to everyone who has continued to read and support Cait Strides. I have appreciated each and every one of your messages, comments, and feedback! Writing this blog has truly been a pleasure; I hope you enjoy reading my ridiculous quips as much as I enjoy writing them.
I’m looking forward to blogging another crazy year of my life: more races, running, cooking, new foods, and general fun with my favorite people. Get ready.