Thanks to everybody who responded to yesterday’s blog post both here on the blog as well as on Twitter. This internal struggle I’m having over whether or not to register for a fall half marathon has been going on for awhile now, but its clear that I’ve got a very supportive online running community, and I’m beyond thankful for all of your input. I don’t know that I’m any closer to making a final decision about a fall half marathon, but hopefully I’ll be able to do so in the coming weeks.
Before I get to anything this fall though, I have another season to enjoy first: summer! Summer is by far my most favorite of the four seasons. And its not just because I have an extended time off from work. I absolutely enjoy how summer affords more opportunities to be outside, particularly since the days are as long as they are.
I have a feeling that this summer is going to be an incredible one. Not only will Preston and I reach some milestones, but this summer there’s also a number of things I’m looking forward to doing. I can’t wait to reflect back at the end of the summer on all that I’m hoping to accomplish, including:
1. Making running outside during the week a priority
During the school year, its often difficult to routinely complete my weekday runs outside. Many days, especially in the winter, it gets too dark before I get home from work to safely run outside. And in the early fall and late spring its often too warm and humid when I get home from work to safely run outside. With a more flexible schedule during the summer, it’ll be much easier to plan my runs around the daylight hours and weather conditions.
2. Completing my third half marathon
I’ll close out summer by running my third half marathon at Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach over Labor Day weekendrun. I cannot wait to cross the finish line with the ocean as my backdrop!
3. Going to at least one baseball game
It wouldn’t be summer without going to at least one baseball game, particularly since baseball is pretty much the only sport I enjoy watching, whether in person or on television.
4. Celebrating my third wedding anniversary
On July 30th, Preston and I will celebrate our third wedding anniversary. It feels like just yesterday that Preston and I were married!
5. Closing on and moving into our first house
Things are (slowly) moving along with the house buying process. Hopefully by mid-July we’ll have moved out of our apartment and into our townhouse.
QOTD: What are you looking forward to doing this summer?
As always, thank you to the DC Trifecta Bloggers (Courtney from Eat Pray Run DC, Mar from Mar on the Run, and Cynthia from You Signed Up For What?!) for hosting the weekly Friday Five Link Up. Be sure to check out their posts as well!