Everyone’s talking about the end of summer and I suppose that is appropriate since it is Labor Day Weekend. I’m going to miss Summer 2011. It wasn’t spectacular but it was a good summer. I trained for and ran my first 5k and followed that up with two more races. That is certainly notable. As the weather gets cooler I’ll probably adjust my running schedule to the early evenings or to the treadmill which is sort of a bummer. Hey, what’re you gonna do?
As another autumn approaches I feel myself going into reflective mode. Summer is always so much fun and carefree but for me, autumn is less so. It’s my birthday season and as many people do, I look back over the last year and either marvel at my accomplishments or I get depressed because I haven’t done enough. I think I’m somewhere in the middle. I’m really at a place of acceptance which is a nice place to be. I’ve let go of the stress that comes with really high expectations. It’s too much. I still have the expectations, just not the stress.
This weekend will be a busy one. Tonight the Princess and I will be doing her school shopping. And for the first time since she’s been in school, I won’t have to come out of pocket. How cool is that? It’s nice to have kids with jobs. Yes! I’ve agreed to help with the school supplies but the clothes are all on her.
Tomorrow after my run, I’m going to the salon for a facial. Fun and relaxing. After that I’ll probably clean house and prepare for church.
On Sunday I’m going to head down to the Oceanfront for the Rock ‘n Roll half marathon. Of course I’m not racing but I’d like to cheer on Black Girls Run! and hang out with some of the girls for a while. I’m looking forward to that. I can’t imagine running 13 miles when I’m still struggling with completing three. These girls are serious!
Then I think Monday will just be a lay around and do nothing day.
What have you got planned?