Yayyy for Friday! This weekend I will be running the Baltimore Women’s Classic 5K with the madre…I think this will be her first 5K haha. Will I see you there this weekend? Today I am linking up with Mar, Courtney, and Cynthia and the theme is “Five Things I was Doing Ten Years Ago”. I was pretty stoked about this theme – I immediately dug into my email archive, old photos, and Kodak Gallery album to piece together what I was doing ten years ago. Note: Facebook albums was released later that year…weird….I’ve had Facebook for almost 11 years).
A couple of weeks ago I attended my 10 year college reunion…..which means 10 years ago I was a freshly minted graduate. Rudy Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City, was our commencement speaker. Sadly, I do not recall much of his speech… except for a Yankees reference (alot of my classmates were from New York).
I was wrapping up my spring/summer internship in McLean, Virginia before starting my new full-time job in Baltimore, Maryland. Below is a group pic from my internship that I found in the Hotmail archives.
I was phasing out my AOL email address and Hotmail was my #1. I actually created my brand new Gmail account that summer – although it did not become my primary email address until 2009. AIM was still pretty cool and I had a Samsung flip phone (color screen…fanccyy….actually it was a hand me down from my younger brother).
At home with my roommates – mom, dad and my sister!
5. Running + Funning
I ran my second race ever! It was the Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure 5K in Washington, DC. I remember the (huge) cotton t-shirt and running through DC. I looked up my time on Athlinks (digital footprints are both awesome and scary) and I finished with a time of 35:15. I love that I am faster than my 22 year old self 🙂
Image: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
On the fun side… I was lucky several of my college friends stayed in the area following graduation. We would venture into DC on Friday or Saturday nights and hang out in Adams Morgan or Georgetown. Below is one my favorite pics from that summer.
Who was your high school or college commencement speaker?
Ten years ago – did you have an AOL, Hotmail, Gmail or Other email addy?