still RIDING | that high from earlier this month when I crushed my goal and set a new personal record at the Urban Cow Half Marathon. It’s been such a mood-boosting experience. I want to talk more about my training and what I think did the trick for me this time, but this will be a post for another day.
LOVING | that I got the chance to run along the beach last weekend. It was a nice change of scenery for me. I usually run through our neighborhood, around parks, and along the river, but it’s a whole different vibe running by the ocean.
HOPING | for a ceasefire in Gaza. The news has been horrific and this whole situation is on my mind a lot. I feel helpless, and the people who “can” do something don’t seem to be doing anything to stop the violence.
PICKING | up my knitting again and realizing – once again – what a calming activity this is for me. It’s been said that the repetitive nature of the hand movement has a calming effect on the mind, similar to meditation, and I totally believe that.
STOKED | that my Feedly issues finally appear to be fixed – just in time for NaBloPoMo. (Have you signed up yet?) I cannot believe that I dealt with this issue for almost 6 months. I still believe my hosting company’s support team should have been able to find and solve the issue sooner, but I am so glad I persevered and finally found out what was causing the problem.
EATING | Thai food. We recently discovered a new Thai restaurant in the area (our old go-to place changed owners) and we’ve been so impressed with the freshness and taste of the food at this new place.
DRINKING | coffee from my new mug. I know. The Secret Santa (Mug) Swap might be coming up (who’s interested?) and here I am, buying a new mug. But I really, really had my eye on this one for quite a while. It was NOT an impulse purchase. (As if that would justify it, ha.)
VISITING | a Pumpkin Patch. I can understand that people either love or hate it. I am not a big fan of crowds and I think we got very lucky that we could enjoy the pumpkin patch without too many people around. It’s just a nice fall activity and we wanted to pick out a pumpkin for our front porch.
ANTICIPATING | the holiday season. Although I am still a bit in denial that it’s already October (where did this year go?), I do love the holiday season and will try to enjoy it as much as possible.
still WEARING | shorts and sandals (it’s still been pretty warm this month, but I think this is about to change. We also had a little bit of rain today.)
CELEBRATING | Jon’s birthday. His birthday was on a Wednesday, but we celebrated on Friday when we went to see his mom over the weekend. I made blueberry muffins (per his request), and pasta alfredo (per his request) and he was stoked about this birthday present: an Apple Watch. Jon has never worn a watch in all the time I’ve known him, but since he started his fitness routine about 6 months ago, I thought it was time to get him a watch that could track his progress and motivate him to keep going. So far, it looks like he’s a fan. (Also: no birthday without party hats. Ha.)
SPENDING | more time at the beach in Ventura last weekend. Yay!
GETTING | our Covid boosters. That’s the third round. With Covid cases on the rise, I hope this will give us a little bit of extra protection through the cooler months. I’ll also be getting my flu shot soon.
What was going on for you in October?