Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

Let's talk about all of the wonderfulness of 2010. Because really, there have been some truly wonderful events in my life chronicled on Eat Run Read this year.

I made some amazing food, went on more trips than ever before, saw 2 friends and my sister get married, and I did some really fun stuff with my awesome DC friends (6x6, LLC, LOTR-Emily, Photoman, Co-Worker Megan, and SpeedyKate to name a few)!

First let's talk food:

For LLC's birthday I did a 6-layer Coffee Butterscotch Spice Cake.

Pizza Parties were an event at my house.

LOTR-Emily's Caramel Birthday Cake

Some cakes were less successful, but pretty hilarious. Aka, the Blue Cake

And oh the places I went!

I went to Boston for Jess's birthday and a Dessert Extravaganza

Aishe married Kelly in Texas and my study abroad group had a reunion. 

6x6 and I went to Florida

Costa Rica was the most ridiculously insanely awesome vacation ever!

Amy married Jordan in Vail, Colorado. 

Sister1 married Geoff in San Francisco. (If you haven't seen the pictures yet, click on that link!)

Firsts of 2010:

I started doing Bikram Yoga (this post and this post and this post). 

Sister2 ran the National Marathon in pink spandex and a unitard! And finished in 3:30:50!

I started Refugee Assistance volunteering with a wonderful Congolese family.

I started writing for as the DC Running Examiner

Mama visited in March, Jess came in August, and Sister1 and Geoff came to visit in November.

My favorite books this year were:
Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux
Life with Picasso by Francoise Gillot. 
Little Bee by Chris Cleave

Running was a bit not up to par in 2010, but I did manage to race the Capital Challenge 3-Mile Race in April, and a pretty epic all-day relay (River to Sea) in New Jersey in July. 

Phew! It's been quite a 2010!