Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Fall is here.....

Well, Fall is officially here...the mornings are chillier...and I am sad that Summer is gone..but, with the cooler temps, comes more glorious outdoor runs...I am definitely a fan of that!

What I am not a fan of is that I am not going to be able to run the Indy Half Marathon on October 15th...the one that I have trained the past ten weeks for. Reason being, finances...the entry fee (of which I always wait until the last minute to pay) and I need new cooler weather running clothes and new shoes....I am getting shin splints from the old shoes that I have and without the money to replace and buy those other things, I am not going to risk injury....there is a 10 k in my neighboorhood in a few weeks, so I plan on doing that and then next Spring, maybe throwing caution to the wind and training for a Full Marathon....the decision to not run this half has depressed me quite a bit..but, I have to do what is best for my me and my family at the moment.

On another note...all four boys are doing well....the older two, as usual, I never see....they are so busy with school and thier jobs, the 17 year old with football as well, makes it hard on me to see them. Next Friday, is my 17 year olds Senior night at school, so for that football game, I have to be in Terre Haute to "walk" with him and his father as they announce his name and position on the football field...I wouldn't miss it for the world...that is another expense that keeps me from running my half marathon, as his Senior night is the night before the race, in order for me to go to that, I have to rent a car for the weekend...so, my son is more important. There will be other races. :)

I can't believe that Halloween is around the corner....the season seem to come and go so quickly...I feel so old lately...old and tired. We have already made one visit to the local Halloween stores...the little kids are pumped up for new costumes, decorating and trips to a corn maze with pumpkin picking. We have been trying for a couple weeks to plan a trip to an apple orchard, but is seems like there is always something preventing us from actually doing it...on our weekends with our kids, the hubby seems to work 7 days a week, and it takes the entire weekend for me to clean and grocery shop, fit in my long runs. Then in our off weekends, when it's just the hubby and I...we tend to make short little get aways to try and keep the spark alive in our relationship....which is a good thing...it does a couple good to get away with one another, be romantic....here is a picture of me from our last weekend get away

Not too crazy about it...my head is at an odd angle...but, hubby can't take pictures very well with my camera either. We spent the night dining on Sushi, first time for me and I LOVED IT!!!!! Then we went to a couple of clubs with a friend and got back to our hotel in the wee hours of the morning...from this, I have learned how old I really am and I am finding it more and more difficult to keep these kind of wild and late nights...getting close to the time for me to hang up my dancing shoes...lol.

Well, I have lots of work to do, so I better get to it...Happy Fall everyone!


The Blue Orchid said...

Nope, don't hang up those dancing shoes just yet!

Dixiechick said...

Lol..I like you! But, a bad weekend behind me, feels like I do need to retire the dancing shoes...not as young as I used to be and hangovers suck...lol.