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Looking Back on 2012

2012 has been some year for me! Much has remained the same, yet I feel as if I’ve accomplished a lot of growth. Some of my most memorable accomplishments and moments:

Leading BGR – Jersey City for the past year has been such a fulfilling experience. I’ve met some women, who were missing from my life. I’ve been able to form relationships, that I know will be long lasting. And to think, it was the love of fitness that bought us together. To my girls, my sistah’s, Thank You!

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Speaking of fitness, I’ve accomplished quite a bit:
437 cycling miles and
455 run/walk miles
I never would’ve imagined that I could do all of that. To think, these are miles that I actually took the time to log. It’s amazing how far a little effort can go.

Tour de Jersey City: my 1st organized bike ride. Yeah, I dropped out. The 15 mile fast paced ride, proved to be to big of a challenge for me. However it lit a torch deep within. I knew it was only a matter of time, before I would achieve that distance.

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2 bikes later

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The Tour de Bronx
Still can’t believe I participated, and finished this 25 mile bike tour. I was in excellent company, and I loved the fact that it was in my hometown. Truth be told, I’m already looking forward to next year’s ride.

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Still on the subject of cycling, I love the moments spent riding with my co-rider. Thing 2 and I really got to spend a lot of quality time together. I will forever cherish this time spent.

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Another memorable moment was my birthday. Yes, I said it! This was the first year in many that I’ve been even remotely happy. It takes special people to agree to go on a bike ride in another state, all with intentions of riding to a chain restaurant, that is present in a neighboring city. My birthday was about fitness, camaraderie, good times and good food, all shared amongst friends. My only regret is not having a picture to document the good times.

And now, for the not so memorable yet very noteworthy. Hurricane Sandy! Like many, I didn’t heed the warnings, yet my family and I lived to talk about it. The 9 days spent without electricity was so very challenging. There were many times I almost cracked, but in the long run I didn’t. Many people were affected by Sandy. The devastation left behind was and still is incomprehensible, yet I came out a winner. A winner because I lived to see the days following. A winner because I didn’t cracked when times got hard, and harder still. A winner, because I became a stronger person. Sandy fucked many, but she shaped me.

So yeah, 2012 in a blog post. Happy New Year all. Here’s to US, and to a GREAT 2013!

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One comment on “Looking Back on 2012

  1. Sandra
    December 31, 2012

    Necia
    Wishing you and your family an Awesome 2013

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This entry was posted on December 31, 2012 by in Cycling, Family, Necia Goes, Running.
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