I suppose that’s a relatively deceiving title, but it’s the last weekend before “summer” is “officially” over. Since summer technically goes until September 21st, I don’t want to say my final good-byes yet (so dramatic), but Labor Day weekend is really the end of my “summer season”. Maybe it has to do with years of lifeguarding and closing the beach Labor Day Monday. But I’m looking forward to an extra day of rest, and celebrating what was a truly incredible summer.
Marathon training means a lot of things. But probably my favorite is the never ending need for new sneakers. I know I will be ashamed when I clean out my apartment when I move next month, but I can really only squeeze 450-500 miles out of a pair of kicks. So with each training cycle comes a new pair of shoes. Here I am, officially unveiling my NYCM 2015 race day shoes. I’m obsessed.
Like I said above, I’m moving! I’m pretty excited but also quite nervous. I ended up finding a random roommate and will be moving within Stamford, down to the water. It’s a super nice apartment (I talked about it here), but I’m starting to get nerves of living with someone again. At 27 years of age, I am pretty set in my ways. After living in Philadelphia and then alone for the past 13 months, it will be a huge adjustment to learn about life with a roommate again. We shall see how it goes.
My week wouldn’t be complete without a shout out to my favorite pup around. Wednesday evenings preparations were anything but pleasant but coming home to a nice warm, cuddly dog makes everything better. This is his, “I just went swimming and totally ate a pound of sand” face.
Other things that I’m pretty pumped on:
Boston registration September 14th! Can’t believe it’s time again! I’ll try to contain my excitement : )
Hogsback 1/2 Marathon in September! It will be my first half tune-up race for this training cycle. I’m interested to see how it goes as the course is somewhat difficult (early downhills, late climbs). I love running this race since it’s local, and the post-race food is FANTASTIC. Those are my priorities.
I am also pretty pumped to run a second half marathon in October, the SoNo 1/2 in South Norwalk, CT. It is two weeks out from NYCM so it will be my “real” tune-up race.
I have a few other races planned, Colony Hot Oil 5K in Fairfield, Turkey Trot in Southport Thanksgiving morning (traditional hello!) and then potentially another half in November, just for fun.
I am also hoping to maybe squeeze in a trip to Nantucket, do some basic things like apple picking, but most importantly spend a lot of time with friends and family. I don’t know what it is about fall, but it just makes me want to get cozy on a couch and binge watch Netflix and movies with those I love.
Oh and not running in the humidity isn’t too shabby either : )
Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!! xo
What races do you have planned this fall?
Tell me something random! My brain is TOTALLY fried from a long, long week.