Twelve firsts for 2012

Chilling in 100+ degree weather

Got married to Sean surrounded by 250+ family members and close friends. I did wear shoes most of the time. [Posts]

The only runner that matters to me

Ran a sub-4 marathon… The rest of the year was unimpressive on running, but I did get in a 38-day run streak and started regularly strength training. [Post]

Aerial station at La Cienega/Jefferson

Rode the newly opened Expo Line from Culver City to downtown LA. It’s nice to have the option to take the train downtown to concerts, games, etc.

Backlight con Rosario

Finally got around to that Blogotitlán reunion with people I’ve “known” since 2004. I met Elena and Gustavo (plus wife and adorable daughter) and saw others I hadn’t seen in a while (David, HP, Nathan (and Rosario), and Adriana. Oh yeah, we ran the Carlsbad half marathon or marathon in the middle of it. [Post]

Shadows

Let go of a longtime goal and finally did what I should’ve done years ago: quit grad school. [Post]

Swoon.

Visited Joshua Tree with Sean for our anniversary. [Post]

The family (sans tía Eva)

Celebrated Mamá Toni’s 90th birthday with the family. [Post]

Second Line through the French Quarter

Attended a wedding in New Orleans, complete with a second line through the French Quarter. Only regret is that my first trip to NOLA was less than 48 hours. [Post]

After the Simpsons table read

Attended a table-read for The Simpsons. [Post]

Actually got in to the track competition during the Olympics thanks to Leo Manzano. It also helps that Sean is Jamaican and insisted that we watch all the sprints where the Jamaican men and women dominated… which was a lot of races. [Post]

Diver waves to kids in the Pacific exhibit

Took on my first post-grad school full-time job… in the same office. The new job included getting paid to go to Disneyland and the Aquarium of the Pacific. [Post.

Westbury

Spent Christmas with my in-laws in New York.

4 thoughts on “Twelve firsts for 2012

  1. Laura (Bandida Blog)

    What a fantastic year for you! 2012 was an amazing and busy year. I think you’re right, we should both commit to blogging about our weddings in 2013. I think coming across sappy is almost unavoidable.

    Cheers to a fantastic 2013!

    Reply
  2. elenamary

    that is a beautiful year! i’m glad i got be part of it, and finally get to hug you IRL.
    im looking forward to reunions with more time, less hurriedness. maybe this coming year there will be more reason to…like Nathan and Rosario’s baby!?!!!! ;-)

    Reply

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