Well, it's certainly been awhile, huh? When last I spoke here it was May and I had just completed my third marathon. Fast-forward through the summer and here we are at November! I have to say that a part of me has missed blogging, but at the same time it was nice to take the break. Here's a little recap since last time...
I took the last half of the summer pretty much completely off from running. Like this blog, I needed to take a small break to regroup my thoughts and figure out what I want to accomplish in the next year. It was nice spending the time with the boys before they both headed off to school. I'm happy to report that I haven't lost too much fitness because of the break, but more on that at another time.
I did run the Bath Heritage Days 5-Miler on the Fourth of July. The weather was a tad cooler than in previous years and I scored about a minute PR on the course.
I also participated in my first triathlon as a relay with my brother and his friend from college.
I finished up my first season of coaching our local Run Club through the Rec. Department.
I volunteered at the Mount Washington Road Race.
I completed a few home improvement projects - rebuilt the back deck, painted the den, and am just about finished revamping the living room.
We went to the beach, camped in the back yard, took a trip to Boston to visit the New England Aquarium and Science Museum, went strawberry picking, raspberry picking, blueberry picking, apple picking (a lot of picking!), watched our garden of peas, tomatoes, and sunflowers grow, and had a great time enjoying each and every day.
Finn started Kindergarten his fall, so with both boys in school for full days I've been able to start running again without getting up early...which obviously didn't happen over the summer.
They both played rec soccer this year and I coached Finn's Kindergarten team. We just finished up the season a couple of weeks ago.
Anyway, that's the last five months in a nutshell! The boys and I ran in our local YMCA Pumpkin Run and I've got a recap of that in the works, so hopefully it won't be long until I post again!