Oh yeah, I have a blog….

It’s been over a month now since I’ve wandered over to LJ. Oops. My apologies for completely failing to blog last month (and keep up with all of your blogs – I’ll do my best to catch up soon). It’s not that I didn’t want to blog, in fact I had several ideas for blog posts, I just never acted on them. Really, it feels like September 1st happened and then suddenly it was September 30th just like that. I didn’t realize how quickly time was getting away from me until it was gone.

So since I’ve failed to do all my usual postings, I’m just going to do a quick summary of September all in one post. I promise to make it as short as possible.

In September I….

  • Threw my sister a Baby Sprinkle for my 2nd nephew Abel (who’s scheduled to arrive on Halloween!). It was extremely overwhelming in the food prep department (12 hours the day before, 9 hours the day of), but overall a beautiful event. You can see pictures HERE.
  • Got THESE awesome books in the mail. YAY for the return of pre-orders!
  • Read 4 books. I really had hoped to read more, but since one of these 4 books was the size of 3 books there just wasn’t time for anymore.
September Reads

Boys that Bite (Blood Coven, Book 1) by Mari Mancusi
Fathomless (Fairytale Retellings, Book 3) by Jackson Pearce
The Dream Thieves (Raven Cycle, Book 2) by Maggie Stiefvater
Styxx (Dark-Hunter, Book 23) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

  • Wrote 770 words. This is shameful, I know. I’m trying a new tactic this month to get back in my 5K game. Fingers crossed it helps.
  • Listened to a lot of random indie tracks. My favorite Music Friday tracks can be heard HERE, HERE, and HERE.
  • Started training for the Color Run. Mom and I get up at 5am to run before work. It felt insane at first, but I rather like it now – even with my forever aching muscles.
  • Went to the Milburn Orchards with Gideon like last year. If you’d like, you can see pictures HERE.
  • Saw the end of two of my favorite TV shows, Dexter and Breaking Bad. I wrote a reflective piece about show endings HERE.

So that’s basically it. Maybe you didn’t really miss much by my lack of blogging. How was your September?



The Color Run

Back in May The Color Run came to Baltimore, but I’d found out about it only weeks before the event and was physically unprepared for such a feat. Seeing everyone’s pictures after the fact made me really regret not taking part in it, though. It just looks so, so fun. So I told myself I’d make no excuses if it were to come back to Baltimore again and sure enough it’s coming back in November!

I sort of thought I’d have to run it alone since I don’t really have ‘in real life’ friends and I was worried about whether I was brave enough for that sort of thing and if it’d even be any fun if I went alone, but once I started talking about it to my family members all sorts of people wanted in. So now I’ve got a team that includes my brother-in-law, my mother, my aunt, my cousin and her boyfriend. Picking a team name was our next hurdle and even though my favorite choice was outvoted (Dye Dynasty – like the show Duck Dynasty, but also synonyms for Color Family) we settled on another I came up with – Band of Color (like the music group Band of Horses, but also a synonym for rainbow).

Since it’s not until the end of November, I’ve got plenty of time to get ready this time and I can even wait until this oppressive heat starts to fade away before subjecting myself to C25K to train for the run. I used to love to run and I’m really looking forward to using this as a reason to get back into it. And if some weight falls away from me while I’m at it, then that’s just one more reason to stick with it after The Color Run has passed.

I’m super excited.

Have any of you done The Color Run before?