Trek Women
August 11, 2008

Happy anniversary...

Laura_at_dumbarton_oaks2_3 I can’t believe it. I missed my own one-year anniversary as a Trek Woman Who Rides.  It was August 8th last summer that I posted my first blog for Trek. (Wo)man oh (wo)man, has it been that long??? I’ve never been one for keeping a diary or journaling – maybe because I write for a living, it felt like work to me. Yet every day, I think of some new thing I want to blog. I don’t always have the time, but I do carry a notebook to jot down ideas or funny conversations and a camera with me at all times .

Back when I started this whole deal, I imagined that I’d write stories about weight loss, training, travel, cool Trek stuff, tasty treats and more. Since then, I’ve gained/lost/gained/lost/gained weight; did my first triathlon and getting ready for my second; traveled to Iceland, Greece, Holland and around the U.S.; talked Trek; got a new job; got certified to teach spin: started bike commuting again; went on some bad dates; introduced you to my family and friends; met some cool cyclists; cooked with Emeril; and basically tried to share my own unique lunacy with whoever cared to read about it. So, thanks for reading, for caring and for sharing your comments.

It has been quite a trip so far. I’m glad you’re along on this trek.


Hi Laura,

Congratulations on your anniversary - you certainly had a full and successful year!! Let me be the first to wish you a happy new year. You have so many wonderful adventures ahead of you in the coming year. I can't wait to see you soon at your second tri in Chicago. Becky, Steve, Paddy, Maddie and Katie (if not too hot), Pat, Phil, and I'll be screaming - Go Laura!

Lots of love from one very proud mother.

Posted by: Mom | Aug 11, 2008 6:00:29 AM

Congratulations Laura on your one year anniversary. Your blog has brought me a lot of laughs, insight and inspired me to keep going.

Posted by: Rhonda | Aug 12, 2008 6:19:49 PM

Seriously - a year already. . .time has flown and I feel like it's been quite the crazy adventure. Never in a million years would I have imagined all we've done over the past year and the friendship we've made. Glad to share an anniversary with you!

Posted by: Jen | Aug 13, 2008 8:06:46 AM

Hi Rhonda,
You've been with us from the very beginning and inspired us too!! I feel so lucky to be a part of this and to become friends with such kick-ass women from across the blogosphere. Plus, I'm totally jealous of your sweet Madone!! :)

To Jen - you define kick-ass.

Posted by: Laura | Aug 13, 2008 8:45:05 AM

The year seemed to fly by didn't it. Wha great connections we have made with our new adventure.

Posted by: Trek Sister Marie | Aug 13, 2008 12:02:45 PM

WHAT THE HELL? OH MY G -- you look so good. I just googled you b.c. you're one of my favorite people in DC (even though i haven't seen you in about 4 years!) Up pops this Women Who Ride... Chris and I are in awe right now -- at home, enjoying some ribs on a sat. night while the girls sleep (riley is 5 and chloe is almost 2). Please call me!! I'd love to see you and catch up. I'm so happy for you, proud of you, envious of your awesome achievements both personally and professionally, sad that it's been so long since we've connected!
XO Colleen

Posted by: Colleen Morton | Sep 20, 2008 6:06:55 PM

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