When I stopped by Mar’s blog earlier to see what the Friday Five topic was, I was instantly crushed by the realization that summer is almost over. Wasn’t I complaining about the freezing cold temps and running on sheets of solid ice just the other day? Where did this year even go?
This week Mar, Courtney and Cynthia are reminding me a little bit of every teacher I had in elementary school who wanted me to write an essay about what I did over my summer break. I hope I was more interesting as a kid because it seems that as an adult my life is a total snoozefest. Summer break doesn’t exist in my world. I mom. I work. And then in whatever spare time I have I run, workout, hang out with the dude and friends and do whatever else I like to do which mostly does not include enough sleep or any real vacations since February.
There have been some high notes though. At least I was pretty sure when I started writing that I could nail down five for the sake of this post.
Five Things I Did This Summer
That’s about what grade I’d be in now, right?
I got a bike!
I hadn’t owned a bike since 2008 when I lived in LA and I’m pleased to have been logging some seriously hot, muggy Charm City summer miles on my bright yellow Salsa Warbird. I LOVE this bike and I think it has helped my running immensely.
So maybe this is a little pathetic, but The Fit Foodie 5K Race Weekend was the closest thing to a vacation that I got all summer.
It didn’t really matter that it was pretty much right down the street. A great event with great food and even more importantly GREAT FRIENDS made for a fantastic time. I had so much fun hanging out with Mar, Courtney, Kathryn, Amy, and Erika!
I had started goal setting for this race shortly after the marathon in New Jersey and I was able to do exactly what I set out to do. That second place finish felt PHENOMENAL!
Media Stuff Happened!
Runner’s World Zelle. Pinch me because I feel like I’m still dreaming this one.
I am a very awkward person by nature. Put me in front of a whole lot of people, a camera, or–even worse–in a live television interview situation and it’s a recipe for healthy summer food and complete disaster.
I think I managed to hold my own though and every bit of it was a fun experience.
I signed up for Marathon #3
Even though I said I wouldn’t be running any more marathons this year. I think that’s how it usually works.
I’m an official NCR Trail Blazer and starting to get really excited. Currently I’m finishing up week 5 of my plan and wondering why I never considered a November race before. All the longest training runs are scheduled to happen during the best possible weather/temperature conditions around here. I’m looking forward to not running a 17 miler on the treadmill during this training cycle.
God I hate you, spring marathon training.
And of course…
SO many fun Firsts with this girl!!
First 4th of July Fireworks…
First trip out on a 2-wheeler…
First movie in a theater (Minions!)…
First time bowling…
First concert (One Direction!)…
And a first crack at playing t-ball…
I couldn’t get a picture during it, but she was so good that I signed her up to play this fall! She’s so excited and I can’t wait!
That little glove. I die.
You know what? Who cares about vacations. This summer has rocked pretty darn hard!
What has been your favorite part about Summer ’15? Did it go by as quickly for you as it did for me?
I hope everyone has an AWESOME weekend and enjoy what little bit of this summer that we have left!