Monday, January 2, 2012

2011 - In Recap

Well, ALOT has happened since my last entry, I'll try to bridge the gap with a brief little recap.
I traveled to Chicago and ran the best marathon of my life - more than a 3 minute PR, coming in at 3:35:26.....yes for all you Boston Marathon scholars, exactly 26 seconds short of a spot in Boston, given their new time requirements. Bummer? Yes. But I was too psyched on a PR, and our wedding which was just 11 short days after.We got married at The Condor's Nest Ranch and it was a day truly above any other. From there, the Mitchell newlyweds took off first class to Kauai, for a stay in Princeville. Relaxing, romantic, perfect. We got home, finished moving in together...and unwrapping wedding presents and started construction on our Christmas Tree Lot, which we ran along with our full-time jobs for twenty-eight consecutive days. A successful season; installing stands, delivering trees, marketing, late nights, loading cars, fast food three times a day, zero working out and meeting new customers and returning customers. Then, we brushed off the pine needles, donated our remaining trees, locked up the gate and left Newport at midnight to hit the trails of Cottonwood Arizona, hunting on Christmas Day. We spent 4 relaxing days there, then took Fargo's buck home in tow to catch a flight from LAX to Indiana for a winter wedding honoring his older brother (Steve & Jen). Phew. Today, it's January 2nd, 2012 and I can't wait to tell you what's in store for this year!