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A Look Back at 2009

by Meghann on December 31, 2009

When 2008 came to an end at this time last year I hated to see it go. It was a year of new beginnings for me and one that I will be telling my grand children for years to come.

I will tell them how I decided to live my life to the fullest. How I discovered my passion for healthy food and running. How I followed my dreams by leaving one life behind and starting another. And how I started this little blog and put my life online for the world to see.

Yes, 2008 was a great year – but you know what? – 2009 was even been even better!

If 2008 was the year of new beginnings, then 2009 was the year of growth and love. It was the year I learned to live my life the way I wanted to live it and I wouldn’t trade any of it for a minute.

Here are some of my favorite highlights from the last year.


Watching Caitlin marry the man of her dreams

 Volunteering at the Disney marathon (which inspired me to run it in 2010!)

Reconnecting with Derek over one too many Hurricanes. ;)

Signing up for my first marathon with Team and Training

Seasons 52 5.2K with Caitlin and Melissa


Skiing in Colorado!

Turning 24


Raising $1300 in my first Blogging Bake Sale! 

Gasparilla weekend 



My sister’s accident 

Competing in my first sprint triathalon


My 30 Day Shred Review

Running my first 15 mile Trail Run

Traveling to Long Beach for business

Experiencing Trader Joes for the first time


Conquering 18 miles for the first time!

Watching my little Sister graduate from FSU

Kelly turned 22

Running 20 Miles

Traveling to San Antonio for business

Watching my youngest brother graduate from high school

Traveling to San Diego

Telling my running story

Running my first FULL marathon! (Video)

Marathon Reflection: Weight

Marathon Reflection: Battle Scars


Family vacation to North Carolina

Meeting Kath for the first time


Cruising in the Bahamas

Gaining Bikini Confidence

Rascal Flatts Concert


Losing Abbie :(


Making a new friend

Planning and executing Healthy Living Summit 2009 in Boston


Celebrating Labor Day in Key West

Celebrating my first blogiversary!

Starting off Race Season with a 5k PR

Smashing the 5k PR a week later ;)

Discovering a new form of jumping cardio

Rock Climbing

Breaking my 15k PR


Halloween Horror Nights 2009

Eating my way through Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival

Running a 10k with Derek


Spending the day at Sea World with Erin

Walking the Making Stride 5k in honor of my Aunt Joan

Dressing up for Halloween


Flying to San Francisco for the Foodbuzz Festival

Orlando Food & Wine Festival

Reliving my college days in Tallahassee

Giving Thanks at Thanksgiving

Space Coast Half Marathon


Christmas Caravan 2009

Workin it in St. Louis


Mickey’s very Merry Christmas Partyy


Holiday celebrating at universal

Running my first sub-50 minute 10k

Completing 20 miles with my sister






Fun Facts of 2009:

  • I purchased a total of 5 cameras through the year
  • I flew on an airplane 8 times
  • I attended 2 weddings
  • More friends got engaged/ married/ had babies then any other year
  • I ran 14 races

What are your favorite moments from 2009?

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