Blast from the past: “33 years”

I’ve been doing some spring cleaning on computers and found this old unpublished blog post that I wrote on my 33rd birthday. It was the year that I started doing triathlons, coached Girls on the Run, ran my first half marathon…well, I’ll just let you read it. Enjoy!

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So today is my birthday…hard to believe another year has come and gone! Time does go by faster the older we get…and yes, I am one year older than I was yesterday! But, boy, it’s been an amazing year!

I have done things this year that I never imagined doing or being able to do. I could bore you with the details, or just give you the numbers.

  • 1 graduate class
  • 1 cruise
  • 3 foreign countries
  • countless concerts on a boat
  • countless times watching the SNL music video “I’m on a boat!”
  • 2 conference presentations
  • 2 family weddings (Cali in April & RI in September, neither of them mine, btw)
  • not enough sleep!
  • 1 certification earned in volunteer administration
  • 2 iPhones
  • 6 triathlons
  • one trip to North Carolina
  • lots of volunteer hours
  • lots of counting of other people’s volunteer hours
  • 4 bikes
  • a gaggle of new friends
  • 9 girls that I coach for Girls on the Run
  • several quotes in an article published in a national park and recreation magazine
  • 2 half marathons
  • $1310+ dollars raised for Girls on the Run of Greater Baton Rouge
  • a ton of photos
  • 4 trips to Georgia
  • 500ish tweets (@especialk)

I am sure there is something I am missing. Please feel free to remind me if you witnessed something important along the way. Thanks for being a part of my life and for helping to make the things I have done this year a reality.