2010 Year in Review – Part 1

Good morning!

I’m off to my first day of my second semester of grad school (if you’re just tuning in — I’m at UNC-Chapel Hill for their MPH in Nutrition to become an RD), so in the meantime, I thought it would be fun to do a 2010 year in review recap! Yes, a bit belated, just roll with it 😉 2010 was for me a year of lots of travel, major change, and life decisions. It started out a little turbulent, but by the time the year began to come to a close I knew I was exactly where I was supposed to be 🙂

At the start of 2010 I was:

  • single
  • living in DC by myself
  • applying to grad schools
  • working part time as an editor
  • taking prerequisites at a local community college

By year end I was:

  • living in NC with Matt
  • blogging as my part time job
  • finishing my first semester of grad school at UNC

Whew. What a year — enjoy the recap!


2010 Year in Review — Part 1




Ring in the New Year in California wine country with Jenna 

Travel to Los Angeles to visit my cousins; play on the beautiful beach

Visit Hollywood for the first time and catch a sunset in Malibu (plus, PINKBERRY!!)

Hike in the Hollywood Hills with my beautiful cousin, Willow

Travel to NYC for a weekend to visit with friends, eat a fish taco of death

Visit my bff Jessica on Whidbey Island near Seattle, SO beautiful

Tour Bastyr University, one of the schools I was considering for my Masters in Dietetics, and the famous Seattle Public Market




Snowmaggedon take 2 and start hanging out with Matt again (yes… again! We actually originally started dating in October 2004 just after college when we met in DC through mutual friends, but broke up in July 2009 when I came back from Prague because we needed some time to figure out what we really wanted in life. Turns out, it was each other! He appeared on the blog at first as my “friend,” to the great amusement of friends and family… it was a confusing time for us, haha.)

A visit from my college BFF’s Turner and Kris (playing in DC)

Receive my acceptance letter to UNC’s Masters of Public Health in Nutrition (!)




Travel to Tampa, Florida for spring break (my parents were living there at the time) — beautiful!

Megan and Katy take me to Disney World for the first time, at age 27 🙂

Run a D.C. St. Patrick’s Day 8k in an average pace of 8:13

Attend Fitbloggin’ in Baltimore, MD with a bunch of blogger friends

My fANNEtastic t-shirt shop launches!




Run the D.C. Cherry Blossom 10 Miler! A new PR: 1:28:27

Begin a 3 month partnership with LA Boxing — proceed to get my butt kicked (for all my LA boxing workouts, check out my strength & ab exercises page)




Announce where I’ll be attending grad school, plus my journey back to school (I applied to and was accepted to 3 schools)

Travel to Austin, Texas for a long weekend vacation with my college BFFs

Launch my “5 Minute Packable Lunch” series (you can find all of them on my recipe page)

Take a weekend hiking trip to the beautiful Shenandoah Mountains with Matt

Host my friend Jessica for her bachelorette weekend in DC





Travel to Philadelphia for a New Harvest sponsored blog weekend

Battle with Jenna over who has better ravioli making skills

Run my first half marathon (!!!!) with friends Heather and Ashley! (for my race and training reflections, check out this post)

Attend Matt’s brother’s wedding in Greensboro, NC


Matt and I travel to Chapel Hill for the night; find an apartment 🙂



Travel to New England with Stonyfield for the first ever Stonyfield Blogger Barnstorming Tour (I won the chance to go on the trip thanks to votes from all of you!)

Meet lots of cute cows and calfs, milk a cow for the first time.

Tour the Stonyfield yogurt plant!

Man, I did a lot of traveling this year, and I’m only half way through it! Check back around 3 p.m. today for part 2! 🙂

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