It’s the last Friday of the month and I’m linking up with Marcia’s Healthy Slice for another Runfessions session! Be sure to head on over to her blog and give her a virtual high five for finishing the Berlin Marathon last weekend! She had a few bumps along the road but she made it there and finished with quite the smile on her face. Cheers to you, Marcia!
I runfess I am still riding on my happiness high after my son’s wedding on September 16th. We had four absolutely perfect days celebrating with the happy couple and friends and family. A sneak peek at their professional photos was published just today, which kicked up my giddiness factor another notch. You can check them out here if you would like!
I runfess I am the self-proclaimed Great Procrastinator, and as usual, I’ve put myself into a little bit of a panic with the Chicago Marathon just nine days away! I was all gung-ho with my first few weeks of training (my usual M.O.), but then slacked off at about the midway point. I’ve kicked it into gear this month and am feeling much better, but I still regret I didn’t stick with the plan. As we die-hard Cubs fans like to say, maybe next year!
I must runfess while everyone seems to be lamenting the end of summer, I am happy to see it go. I do love summer, but this one was particularly hot and humid, which didn’t help my motivation to train. Fall is my absolute favorite time of year, and though it’s been a bit of a slow start, I am hoping it is finally here to stay. As of today the weather for the Chicago Marathon is predicted as a low of 57º and a high of 74º. Yes, please!
I runfess that with the cooler fall weather finally here, I am starting to look at a few more fall races. Right now I have the Chicago Marathon on October 8th, the Marine Corps Marathon on October 22nd, and the Ragnar South Beach on November 11th and 12th. If I don’t have to work I will probably do the local 5K Turkey Trot, but I am itching to find a couple of small fall races in the Chicago area to keep me running through the end of the year.
And last, I runfess on this National Coffee Day that every day is coffee day as far as I’m concerned! I drink at least a pot each morning, and wonder why I sometimes can’t sleep at night! There are so many conflicting stories…it’s good for you, it’s bad for you…yada, yada, yada. I love it to much to give it up.
How has your month been? What do you have to runfess? Any cool fall races coming up for you?