Summer isn’t over yet; but Fall is in the air. Literally, Pat bought a new air freshener and our house smells like maple pumpkin.
It’s also feeling like fall is creeping up on us outside.
Whenever I think of fall, I always think of a few select things; what will my first day of school outfit be?, You’ve Got Mail, and running.
- I am 8 years out of high school and I still pick out my first day of school outfit. I also still go back to school shopping, every one deserves a nice new skirt (or 7) in the fall.
- You’ve Got Mail is my go to movie. When I’m sick, sad, happy, whatever- this is my choice. Most of the movie takes place in the fall and when Tom says; “Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address”, my heart melts. “bouquet of new sharpened pencils” how does that not make you fall in love? Just me? Okay.
- I started running in the fall, we are quickly creeping up to my one year running anniversary. What does this mean? Perhaps a party and some cake.
In October I will have been in a relationship with running for one whole year. And it hasn’t been an on and off relationship, I would call it a pretty solid, pretty intimate, relationship. With running I’ve laughed, I’ve cried, I’ve been really angry, we even moved forward with each other after it gave me a concussion. I think at this point, it’s safe to say; we’re committed to each other.
For our one year anniversary, we’ll be going on a weekend getaway, we’ll be running the Reach The Beach Relay, celebrating our love with others. It’s hard to imagine now, my life without running, with out any physical exercise. I was “content” sitting on the couch and watching TV. It’s strange to think that only 10 months ago I would have never believed anyone who tried to tell me that I would be a runner, that I would willingly push my body to extremes and enjoy it.
I’ll apologize to all you summer lovers, I know you hate the idea of fall coming up quick and taking your warm summer air away, but I really can’t help but be excited for it.
Is summer ending your kick off to fitness or your end of your fitness push? Personally, it’s my kick off, but that’s just me. Either way, how are you going to spend the last month or so of summer?
I’m going to…
- Focus on my list
- Do some more trail running
- Really work on speed work, and not just say I’m going to work on it.
- Stop complaining. I just feel like I’ve been a little whiny lately- that shit has got to stop.
- Read some nutrition books. Suggestions?
Kicking off or winding down?
Nutrition book suggestions?
Fall or summer?