This time last year I made a list of stuff I had done in the previous year. I liked it, so I'm doing it again this year. Anyway 2012, you were pretty awesome. Let's bullet point!
In no particular order, in 2012, I...
Watched the first sunrise of 2012 hit Mount Fuji from the top of my favorite mountain.
Wrote my first Japanese test (results pending)
Ran another half-marathon
Maintained my running club
Ran 200km in one month
Ran 50km in one day
Hiked too many times to count
Barbecued too many times to count
Adventured by train too many times to count
Jumped into too many rivers, lakes and oceans to count
Grew a beard
Bought a motorcycle (and did motorcycle adventures, of course)
Organized a Comic Jam in Japan
Created copious art pieces, filling numerous sketchbooks and canvases
Took up rock climbing again
Did pistols and a bunch of other stuff
Built a secret wilderness cookout shelter
Ate fugu (blowfish), whale, and a large variety of other wonderful animals
Significantly improved my ability to cook eggs (and everything else, too)
I had an awesome year. My goals for next year are similar to Woody Guthrie's.