Then and Now: January

Well, January is over already! This year is already going very fast. I must be getting old or something! It's fun to look back a year at all the photos and see what I was up to last year vs whats going on this year. Last year I was traveling, so things are a bit different now! Not to say that any one is better than the other, but they are definitely different! Some things, such as my mileage, have changed drastically. Others, such as the weather, are similar. Here are the comparisons of 2011 vs 2012, the Who, the What and the Where of January.





Miles Run
2011 = 0 / 2012 = 85

When you look at it this way, it seems like I ran a lot of miles in January, even though January mileage is so much lower than my last 6 months of running. This puts it in perspective though and makes me glad I am running more miles this year than last! 

2011 = 0 / 2012 =  1

Coyote Hills Half Marathon - Fremont, CA 
(race recap HERE )

Books Read
2011 = 7 / 2012 = 5

The Forgotten Garden – Kate Morton:  
I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. It was a fun, easy read about a woman who goes searching for her grandmother's ancestors and finds out more than she bargained for.

Still Missing – Chevy Stevens:
This book gets a 4 out of 5 as well. It was good, and it held my attention, but it didn't quite end the way I thought it should. I guess you could say there was a twist. I was kind of dissatisfied by the ending though. 

You can see the other books HERE




How was your January? Did it differ much from last year? How are you doing on your resolutions so far?


  1. Oh, the pictures of travel-y goodness!

  2. Your January mileage is still quite impressive! I love the perspective that you get from these posts and seeing the pictures of your travels. For me, both this January and last started out with conferences in big cities, job market stress, and the start of new semesters.

  3. I love that you compared this January to last year's... that would be interesting, I have a feeling last year's running miles for me were much higher, as I was entering marathon training season... otherwise, I'm not sure how different it would be.

  4. This january was only different from last year in that I ran a marathon this year and only ran 5k's last jan. overall mileage was lower, and everything else (family, location, habits) is exactly the same. that's what happens when you get old.

  5. Hmm I think this years miles are higher than last years, but it's hard to say for sure. I should start tracking that kind of thing more carefully. Last year I think I worked out about every other day, and this year with joining a new gym it's been much more frequent. I LOVE the pics. This is a fun idea!

  6. Your pictures are great! Brings on all kinds of memories of when I was there. It was a challenge just trying to get across the street. I felt like as I tried to dodge the cars like I was in that video game called Frogger!

  7. Last January I went to Tucson and St. Louis. This January I went to Charlotte and Chicago. Last January I studied alot. This January I studied alot. Last January I nursed a broken heart. This January my mom nursed her broken daughter. Ha. Ok, I am exaggerating, I wasn't broken, but I did tell Nora that I felt like I was broken becuase I was SO emotional during recovery, everything made me cry, from the pain to my mom leaving to getting a get well card in the mail. Luckily I am back to feeling strong and tear free. :)

  8. I don't think I have ever asked, but how to you get to travel so much? I think it must be amazing!

    Also, wanted to let you know that the 1 month update for the bookmark break challenge is up.


  9. You logged a lot of miles this month! Last January was rough for me after losing my grandmother in December 2010. Ironic that this January we lost Allan's grandmother.

  10. I think these comparison type posts are a lot of fun. Although I'd be scared to look at last year.

    Oh and I loved The Forgotten Garden. Great book!


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