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2015 Reflections

Welp, it’s about that time.

Time for the semi-obligatory “Year In Review”.

This year was interesting. Not quite as thrilling as 2014, but it still had its moments. Here’s my favorites from 2015:

Graduating. I FINALLY GOT MY MASTERS DEGREE. ‘NOUGH SAID. 

All things Kappa Kappa Psi. Being a charter member for my fraternity has taken me places I never thought possible. 2015 allowed me to serve as the Vice President of Service, once again be the chapter delegate at our Northeast District Convention, travel to the University of Arkansas for the Southwest District Convention,  campaigned for the Vice President for Student Affairs position at the national level, gained another amazing little and a grandlittle in my Diamond Line, and made so many new friends and connections across the country. I returned to Edinboro this fall and took part in the initiation ritual as the Epsilon class became brothers. “Miss Nu Zeta” is now my official nickname due to the blood, sweat, tears, and passion exhibited during my tenure to make NZ fantastic (and recognized by the current brotherhood). I look forward to seeing what I can bring to the table as an alumna; I’m already serving as an independent leadership consultant for chapters!

Traveling. I traveled SO MUCH in 2015…

    1. January: West Virginia University
    2. February: Orlando, FL/Disney World
    3. March: West Chester University (PA), Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas
    4. May: New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine
    5. June: Quebec City, Quebec
    6. July: Virginia, Kentucky
    7. October: Massachusetts, Washington, D.C.
    8. November: Texas
    9. December: Washington D.C. (again!)

planning the trip

Running: I maintained my legacy status for the Glass Slipper Challenge, and did the MCM Almost-Marathon thing…that was about it! OH! And I met many new friends! Taking part in Bibchat and Runchat on an almost-weekly basis deepens my love for the running community which I am a part of and serves as serious “runspiration” for me. Hell, I logged 47.2 miles during my holiday week in Washington D.C….

Anthems: I wrapped up my career as Edinboro Athletics’ Anthemist in April. Five years with six sports across three divisions resulted in 176 anthems. I returned to Edinboro in November for a weekend and sang two more anthems, so my current total is at 178. Trust me, this is one aspect of my life that I miss dearly.


Now that that’s done, let’s look ahead to a very sweet ’16!

Oh hey, let’s start everything right by getting a new car!

new car.jpg

I just acquired this snazzy 2011 Nissan Versa today. She still needs a name (taking suggestions!), but man…she simply purrs under the hood and handles SO well. There is abundant room in the back for all my stuff and then some. I’m THRILLED to go on adventures with her.

Speaking of adventures…

My first two adventures for 2016 involve runDisney! WDW Marathon is only a week and a half away, and the Glass Slipper Challenge is in February. I’ll be driving my lovely new Versa down to Florida for both of these races. (Trust me, it’s a hell of a lot cheaper than flying, plus there’s the whole “road trip” concept that I’ve been craving ever since my California plans got dashed.) I am also looking forward to ramping up my running and fitness levels and being much more consistent in my training. My big 2016 goal, aside from running more races (and trying to find a source of income to fund my races and my life), is running 2016 miles! This is a HUGE undertaking, but I know that I can do it. It averages out to about 5.5 miles a day at a minimum. Knowing that I have serious support through my Bibchat, Runchat, teamRunDisney, and We Run Social crews, I see no reason why I can’t strive for the highest in my running endeavors.


Major thanks to all of YOU who have followed along on my blog and social media platforms! Feel free to follow along on Twitter/Pinterest/Snapchat @runDisneyBelle. You all are amazing, and I wish you nothing but happiness and prosperity in 2016!

See you at the finish line!

❤ Christina ❤

 

 

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