And it’s officially October. Although I feel like the summer went by far too fast, I know the next few months are going to whiz by. So I’m linking up with Amanda today to tell you what I’m looking backing on and smiling, and what I am looking forward to this month.
September went by far too fast. Starting out the month with a long weekend is always enjoyable, but often times it leads for some longer than usual work weeks. Will got his surgery, and work picked up. Add in some high milage running weeks and we had one really tired Jamie. I took an unplanned hiatus from blogging to regroup, but I am so happy to be back. I signed up and was accepted to the Boston Marathon, I saw my friend Kathryn off before she headed to the West Coast, and went to a pretty amazing concert. All things considered, September was a pretty awesome month.
PS I’m obsessed with my standing desk.
And running wise, September was great. Humidity finally dissipated, and I was able to start enjoying those fall morning runs. I ran one race (read about it here), logged a bit over 220 miles with an average pace of 7’56”. I also took SIX complete rest days which is more than I have any other month this training cycle.
What am I looking forward to in October?
My last full month of marathon training. A little over two more weeks before I taper. I have been working hard this cycle and am really hoping that the stars align on race day.
Another long weekend – thank you Christopher Columbus!
Running another half (first ever SoNo half marathon!) as a final tune-up before race day.
Celebrating my grandparents 65th wedding anniversary and Will’s first day at his new job (!!).
Moving. I have a lot of mixed emotions about this one, but we will see how it all goes.
And of course, not celebrating Halloween. Even though NYCM is in November, I have to tie it in with Halloween. I’ll be needing a good night sleep for that early morning ferry ride, so I will be hitting the hay early. Needless to say, the holiday should make for some interesting scenery the race day morning.
Not to get ahead of myself, but I have a feeling that November and December will be gone before we know it and we’ll be ringing in the New Year together. And just as a fair warning, I love all things festive. Get ready.
What is your favorite holiday? Do you go all out dressing up/decorating?
What was your favorite part of September?
What are you looking forward to the most this month?