Here are the top five moments of my year:
Getting married in Belize
Buying our first house
Becoming a veganI just passed the sixth month of being a vegan, and it's absolutely changed my life for the better. I feel more energetic and healthier than ever, I get to try out fun new recipes every week, and I feel better about what I'm eating. I'm also happy that I've been able to make this diet change with Dan, and it's inspired him to be more healthy.
Sure, this wasn't my best or most consistent year of running ever, but it was still a great year. I set a PR in the half marathon, and got to race in Vancouver. I also ran over 1,000 mile in 2016, which is my highest ever. After a semi-disappointing year, I'm ready to bounce back stronger than ever!
Five Best Purchases
To round out the year, I thought it would also be fun to share my five favorite things that I bought this year:
Hammock - I picked this up during Amazon Prime Day, and it was the most random but exciting purchase. I used this every single day when it was nice out (ohh how I miss that). Nothing was better than reading a book, sipping wine, and swinging on a hammock at the end of the day. I can't wait for it to warm up so I can be out there again!
Nespresso Vertuo - Definitely the most splurge-y item on my list, but the thing that I get the most use out of year-round. I love coffee and can not beat the taste that comes from this machine. Not only does it make amazing coffee and espresso, but it also looks sleek and is really fast.
Polar Fleece Thermal Blanket - Maybe a silly item to share, but this has seriously been a life (or at least sleep) saver for me. If you freeze at night like me, or just want to have something really soft and warm to cuddle up with at night, you need to pick up this blanket. It's cheap and amazing.
Amazon Echo - I'm not the only person who's including this on my best purchases list, and for good reason! I love the Echo and use it daily. I keep it in the kitchen so that I can listen to music, a podcast, or the news while I cook. It also has so many cool features that I could devote an entire blog post to it. Basically put- I love this machine.
What are your favorite moments from the year?
inking up with Erika, Heather, and Friday Five