2011 has been a huge year for me. It was a year of change and experiencing new things.
I opted to stay home for my spring semester of freshmen year in order to have surgery to remove an extra rib.
I found out that my dad had been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
I came to the realization that my swimming career was over.
I started training for and ran my first 5K in May.
I received the good news that my dad was cancer free.
I signed up to run a half marathon.
I tried open water swimming for the first time while at the beach with my family.
I started my first semester at a new school.
I ran my first half marathon and finally felt like I was a runner.
I studied my butt off and did really well in school.
I celebrated the New York City Marathon.
I ran a Thanksgiving 5K with my boyfriend, my dad, and two of my cousins.
I survived finals.
And I celebrated the holiday season with family and friends.
I can honestly say that 2011 was not one of my best years. I really struggled emotionally but I also went through a lot of unwanted change. Now that I am all settled in I am ready to have an amazing 2012!