Monday, September 3, 2012

One Year Blogiversary

Last year on this day I decided that I wanted to start a blog to keep track of our journey into the world of running and triathlons, and what a year it has been!

I'm just going to follow the lovely Ali's one year blogiversary post and pick some of the highlights from each month, since I'm sure that none of you were reading this blog when I first started it (except for Mike, my mom and Mike's mom)! 

September 2011

The first post I wrote was on September 3, 2011.  I definitely have changed my blogging style a little bit and have figured out what kind of blogger I want to be!

October 2011

Mike and I ran our first half marathon ever and even though it wasn't my first race recap, I was really proud of this one! 

November 2011

I was injured immediately after the Fall Foliage half marathon, but I tried to run in the Stockade-athon 15K anyway.  Some of you know that lead me to my first, and only, DNF

November 20th was Bernie's first birthday!

December 2011

I ran in a few virtual races, including one around Christmas with my mom and Mike. 

January 2012

Mike and I were dealing with our first year of running in the winter, luckily it was very tame, and we ran in the Freezeroo Series.  We even ran our first race with snow on the ground

I also met my first blogger friend in real life!

February 2012

Mike wrote a guest post for the blog and shared lots and lots of information about himself!

March 2012

It was my birthday and I held my first ever virtual race (that's my mom in the photo).  

I ran in my first international race!

April 2012

Finished my third race in three weekends and met another amazing blogger!

I became a FitFluential Ambassador.

Mike and I ran in another relay, this time all day and it. was. amazing.

May 2012

I ran my PR 5K race, 25:53. 

We competed in our first duathlon!

June 2012

We officially became triathletes!

I wrote my most popular post, a tropical protein smoothie recipe

July 2012

I started my "Wedding Memories" series and Mike and I celebrated our two year wedding anniversary.

We went on our first runcation and ran in the Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half marathon.   

August 2012

Our vacation to Maine was amazing and we stayed active the entire time!

We ran our 19 miler, our current PDR, for our marathon training and I shared my thoughts with you. 

September 2012

Mike and I became two-time triathletes after completing another sprint triathlon

That's the gist of this blog's first year of life!  I hope you go back and read some of the posts that you might (most likely) have missed.

How many years have you been blogging?


  1. Awesome recap, Jamie! You're right- a lot happened in this one year! So glad to have met you through blogging. My one year is coming up in November!

    1. Thanks Laura!! I'm glad I've met you too, we just need to make it official sometime :)

  2. Congrats on your one year blogging AND all of your fitness successes! I've been blogging for 3 years and never thought to celebrate the anniversaries but it's a great idea.

    1. Thank you! You definitely should celebrate the anniversaries, it's fun to look back on what was going on a year ago.

  3. Happy birthday! That is awesome! I look forward to my year anniversary. I am only a couple months in right now.

  4. Happy to be following along:) Great recap, fun year! I will be blogging for a year in October:)

  5. Happy Blogiversary!!! Awesome milestone and happy that I follow your blog! :)

  6. Happy blogiversary!! So glad to have you as a blogging friend :)

    1. Thanks Leah, I'm glad you are my friend too!

  7. Congratulations on your blogiversary! Great recap of the year and of the Skinnyman. I'm doing the Danskin in Sandy Hook, NJ on Sunday. No plans for an Ironman or anything close. My next goal is to run a 10k.

    1. Awesome, have a great time! There's a lighthouse there :)

      You will definitely be able to do a 10K!

  8. Happy Blogiversary! This is a great one-year round-up post, especially for your newer followers (like me:)). The tropical protein smoothie sounds delicious! I loved reading your Seneca7 recaps; I'm missing the race so much now. (My team was in the 7a wave! Lol.) Runner 7 had tough legs--great job!

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

      Runner 7 was definitely tough, but all of them were in some way. We are definitely doing the race again this year, hopefully with most of the same people. Maybe we will see you there!

  9. Happy one year. It seems like it flies by doesn't it? I'm only at a few months, but it feels like just yesterday.

    1. Thank you! It definitely does fly by, as does everything else in life :)

  10. Happy blogiversary! Looks like you have accomplished SO much in just one year.. congrats!

  11. You have had a BUSY year!! Happy One Year!! :) I've been blogging just over a year too. :) Here's to many more!!

  12. I love seeing my self in your pics. Haha. Self-centered girl right here.

    You're the first blogger that I met up with. Ali doesn't count, because I found her blog from meeting her first.

  13. Belated Happy Blogiversary! I can't believe it's only been a year since your blog was born.