Sunday, September 25, 2011

Ready as I'm gonna be.

Friends of the Blogosphere - hope that you are having a great weekend.

I've had the opportunity to take things (relatively) easy this weekend, starting with a Friday night Brewers game with Zak and my parents. It turned out to be the biggest night to be at Miller Park this season, because they won the game, clinching their post-season playoffs spot - and then the entire stadium stayed to watch the Cardinals lose to the Cubs... which meant the Brewers won the division title!
Everyone in the stadium was cheering and shouting, hugging strangers and jumping around, with fireworks, confetti and champagne in the air. It was a pretty awesome  collective experience, one that I'll never forget! The Brewers haven't won the central title since 1982, so this is a huge deal for the city. There will be a public rally this week, which I think I may be obliged to check out.

Saturday started off with a final long run before the marathon next weekend. I was supposed to do 8 miles, ended up doing 5, and am okay with that despite the fact it's not really a long run, comparatively. I haven't written much about marathon training, and I'm not going to lie, it's been rough. In a physically draining way, and in an I've been too embarrassed to write about my experience on my blog type of way. I'm glad that the event is next weekend and am glad to have the training experience under my belt. I'm as ready as I'm gonna be!

Today, I spent a few hours out in the woods with Chance, trail riding. The time outdoors was just what I needed - the weather cool and cloudy, the foliage just on the brink of changing colors. So refreshing and energizing. This evening will be about making a healthy dinner, and perhaps baking something. 

I don't know about the rest of you, but this month has flown by. I've got a ton of catching up to do on here - a recap of my Colorado trip and the Pikes Peak Challenge (it was more difficult this year!), some fun concert stories, and a playlist to share with you. I look forward to getting back on a regular posting schedule this week!
You do the talking: How has your weekend been? What's your favorite autumn outdoor activity? Have you ever trained for a marathon and isn't it freaking hard?

1 comment:

Beth (Well I'll Be) said...

I've never trained for a marathon, but I can't imagine how hard it would be! Training for a half i taxing enough. I hope your race goes well! I can't wait to hear about all your adventures and am looking forward to your playlist!