The last few weeks have involved lots of running, books, watching Harry Potter movies and writing. Lots of writing. Legal writing, that is. So during my (limited) recreation time, I prefer to listen to other peoples’ words, rather than write my own. Resulting in me having a whole lotta activity on Goodreads, but not so much here. But I still like to check in from time to time, so here we are.
I’m running the Wineglass Half Marathon in Corning New York on Sunday, October 4. I have never been to the Finger Lakes and am excited to do a run there. This will be my first long race since February. I had planned to run the PA Grand Canyon half in July, but for a number of reasons, that got bagged. I also was hoping to run the Disneyland Half over Labor Day weekend, but I deferred that to next year, due to travel costs (after Disney World and Napa in the same year, we flat out can’t afford to go on a trip to Disneyland). So the Wineglass Half in Corning is up next.
In my quest with Baby Beez to earn 100 medals, I did sign up and run a 5 mile “Virtual Race” with Gone for a Run. But, I’ll be honest, I felt kind of stupid doing it. I ran on my own for 5 miles and then gave myself a medal. It had a shark on it, which was pretty sweet (also, the tshirt is super comfortable), but that was the only redeeming aspect. I think I’m going to keep my medal-earning to actual events with other people.
No, I’m not going on one anytime soon. WE JUST GOT BACK. But I’m always thinking about vacation. We have been talking about taking a trip to the Florida Keys when it’s winter time. Anyone been? Any thoughts or recs?
Baby Beez apparently has the travel bug. In between her going to the JCC camp and watching Home (over and over), she is constantly asking to either go to Israel or Paris. I would love to take her to either one, but it’s not like we can just up and go. I wish.
3. Back to School.
Baby Beez doesn’t start kindergarten til next year, but it was nice for her to return to her Pre-K school after a summer full of swimming, hiking and playing Ga-Ga at summer camp. We start back up with ballet class, swim lessons and Sunday School soon. I love back to school season. It’s full of excitement and new beginnings and promise. So many friends have been posting their kids’ first day of school pictures online, and I just love it.
4. Fall festivities
With fall comes all kinds of fall festivities! Mr. Beez LOVES Oktoberfest but I hate crowds. I have flat-out refused to go to his favorite event of the year, Penn Brewery’s Oktoberfest, for the past several years, because I hate it so much. This year, they have rolled out a VIP Option, which means an area WITHOUT CROWDS! So I’m in and looking forward to us having a nice time.
Even though facebook is all whiny about everything-pumpkin coming back soon, I love it and I’m excited for it. I won’t be able to go to Hough’s Drunkin Punkin this year, because I’ll be in New York for the aforesaid Wineglass half marathon, but Blue Dust also has a Pumpkin Beer festival that I’d like to check out.