Sunday, January 12, 2014

2013 Highlights and What's Next

2013 was an awesome year. Even though I didn't get to travel internationally, I was able to cross off some things from my bucket list. Such as taking my mom on vacation to celebrate her 70th birthday (and I paid for it) or going to a Prince concert. I'm always humble to still have a career after all I've been through in the last few years. I still have fears that I might get sick again but I try to distract those thoughts by living life to the fullest. Here are my highlights of 2013:
  • Celebrating my mom's 70th birthday in Oahu, Hawaii
  • Going to the following concerts: Rihanna, Prince and Bruno Mars
  • Celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary at the French Laundry in Napa
  • Girls trip to Maui, Hawaii
  • Business trips to Washington DC (2), Chicago (2) and New Orleans
  • Surviving a 20-course tasting at Jaleo in Washington, DC
  • Finishing two half century (50 mile) rides in San Diego within a week
  • Dining at the hottest restaurant of the year, Grace in Chicago
  • Scoring tickets at Next in Chicago
So what's next? 2014 will be an ambitious year. We're heading to Europe for two weeks to discover the culinary destinations of London, Paris and Brussels. A week will be spent in Las Vegas to celebrate our anniversary and business trips to Chicago, Columbus and possibly New York. While at home, I'm training for the Spartan Race and another half century bike event. Last year, I learned that nutrition played a big part in training for my bike rides so I'll continue to highlight the stuff I'm taking to stay hydrated and how to recover from the stress of an event (e.g. milk chocolate and protein).
Cheers for a new year!


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