In the past I have written year in review posts based on how many miles I ran, month by month, that year. The last few years have been negligible in terms of running. In fact I think 2012 was the last year I kept track of my mileage. But that’s OK, I’m back with a 2016 Year Review blog post.
As I’ve said before on this blog, it’s normal for fitness interests to ebb and flow. All I keep track of is that I’m still moving. I do plan on running in 2017, but for now, I’d like to share highlights from 2016.
2016 Year Review
I started the year not even knowing if I would continue to write this blog. I decided to let everyone know I had a baby and I set a few postpartum fitness goals. I took baby and me yoga classes in January and by late February I was starting to work out on a semi-regular basis.
I began to plan my garden and stayed active with the Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County throughout the year putting in 20 volunteer hours and 10 continuing education hours – not an easy task as a new mom! I also wrote a post about my latest “hobby.”
Life became a little fuzzy. I didn’t blog for several months, but work was busy for me during this time. Lulu was still adjusting to having a little human in our home.
I started, but didn’t finish, this book by Laura Vanderkam. Please let me know if you have figured it all out. I haven’t!
I was still walking a lot for exercise. This photo was taken over Memorial Day weekend while at Cleveland’s beautiful Edgewater Park.
Despite the busyness that comes with being a new mom, we did continue our annual tradition of going to the strawberry patch, picking fresh berries and making homemade jam.
Earlier in the spring, with little time or motivation to run, I quietly stepped down from my plan to run the Cleveland 10-Miler. My husband, however, took the driver’s seat with running and writing about his experience running a different race. I also began taking blogging more seriously after signing up for an affiliate marketing course (highly recommended!) taught by Michelle of Making Sense of Cents.
My passion to share money saving tips continued in August with a post about how to save money on meat by buying in bulk. I also shared how I cook my own homemade baby food – something I have truly enjoyed doing for my daughter.
I had the pleasure of partnering with Massage Envy to review their services and offer a giveaway to my readers. The husband also ran a 5-Miler race and shared his experience.
I enjoyed my first apple harvest from my garden and talked about what I did to help yield the best crop. The husband ran his final race of 2016 and we hung up our spectator hats.