Being my first blog post of the year, it is pertinent to wish all my readers a very Happy New Year. What better way to start the year than over a virtual cup of coffee to catch up on all my life happenings.
2017 was a great year for me. It was a year with the perfect amount of highs and low. My highest being completing my first (and second) half-marathons. It truly showed me my potential in seeing something through and shunned any insecurities that I had about myself. It was a year of ‘It’s now or never‘.
It feels surreal and there are way too many emotions to express this moment in words. So for now, let me just say that I'm a Half-Marathoner!!! 📷: @srish2389 #halfmarathoner #phillyloverun #firsthalfmarathon #13point1 #icrushedit #justthebeginning #strongereachday #charmcityrun #charmcityrunner #teamnuun #nuunbassador #makeyourwatercount #nuunlove #sweatpink #iamempowered #womenrunningcommunity
2017 was a really good year in spending quality time with family. A nice 3-week summer time with my family visiting me in Baltimore and another 3-week vacation during Thanksgiving when I got to visit them, back in Oman. If you’ve never heard of Oman, it’s this paradise in the middle east.
Spending Mother's Day with her after 10 years is the best start to vacation I could have asked for!! We definitely had some mother-daughter pedi-mani time and loads of catching up over coffee. To the best mom I could have asked for. Love you Amma! . #happymothersday #mothersday #momsarethebest #pedicure #manicure #coffee #catchinguponlife #loveyouforever
Ponder 'N' Wonder turns one. It definitely feels like yesterday that I created this tiny slice on the internet and look what it's turned in to today. Look at all the fantastic humans I've met in the real and virtual life. To spread the love and celebrate my joy together, I have some fun giveaways on the blog today. Do stop by! Link in bio. . A huge huge shout out to @nuunhydration and @momentumjewelry for helping me spread this joy!!! They have something really special, just for YOU! . . . #blogiversary #pondernwonder #oneyear #already #blogger #goingtoeatcake #littlejoysoflife #giveawaytime #giveaway #TeamNuun #makeyourwatercount #momentumjewelry #findyourspark #giftsoflove #strongereachday #keepwriting #dowhatyoulove #loveyourself #loveallserveall
'Associate yourself with people who bring out the best in you, not the stress in you'....isn't just a nice rhyming set of words. It's a feeling that needs to be experienced to appreciate this truth. I know I find my tribe every Wednesday at 5 30 am with the @novemberprojectbmore peeps. Having a crappy week, #justshowup. Having a great week, #justshowup. It's all about being there in person to experience the warmth and love and inspiration of souls who push you beyond your limits every single day!!! . First PR day with the NP folks and a 3.3 deserves special mention on social media. Because, although I made it physically happen, they made it mentally happen.
Clearly 2017 was all about becoming healthier, happier, fearful and fierce! Not one, but two half-marathons happened - Love Run Philly and Baltimore Running Festival, a two year old 5k PR broken, and plenty more races and many many miles of tears and joy were run. Had the good fortune of representing Nuun, the first ever affliation!!! And met a group of fantastic motivated and awe inspiring individuals at November Project Baltimore!!! To an even better 2018. Let the goal digging begin again! #2017bestnine