For starters, the temps on Monday morning were very chill...and that is not a play on words. It was 55-degrees when I laced up the shoes for my #nevermissaMonday routine. Even though the cooler temps felt great, let me be clear on this.....I am NOT ready for summer to end.
|brrrr....my first long-sleeved outing of the season
|Seriously, how do people stay inside when this kind of beauty awaits you outside?
|Rain outside? I'll gladly take my cross-training inside...on the steps
|Yes, that's a hill...and YES, it's a lot more daunting than it appears in the photo
Saturday was my first double-digit run since my ultra. The weather forecast showed rain and storms, but the rain ended around 6:00AM. I headed out just after 7:00 and got the first seven miles done, then I met up with Barb (who does a lot of my long runs with me). She ran the final three miles with me, and I headed back home feeling sorta beast-like. It's crazy how a 10-miler, even though I had not run that far in the past six weeks, still didn't seem like much of an effort.
|I have not done much chalk artwork in awhile, either....
|Somehow, we almost always manage to show up in matching outfits...
In other news.....
Another thing I have not done in awhile is post a selfie plank, first thing in the morning. Usually, I'm kind of a disheveled mess, sans eye liner (trust me, no one wants to see that!), and the bed head looks atrocious. But, I believe in keeping things real.....even if it means I may resemble Cousin It in all my glory.
|I know, I know...hot stuff! The compression socks, slippers, and messy hair really have it going on.
Let's talk filters for a quick minute. Another new venture for me is the use of filters on my pics. I'm very much a self-processed art geek. My goal in photography is to capture the moment, and have that "moment" stand on its own. But....there's also a part of me that likes to take a bland (BORING) pic and glam it up a bit. Hypocrite? Maybe so.....but I'm trying to keep a more open mind on the use of .filters. And fair warning, I will probably be succumbing to the pressure and using them more frequently.
How about this? The bright colors and heavy shadows give it more dimension...
How was your week? Any new adventures you're undertaking? Ever worked with a coach? Have the temps started to feel more autumn-like?
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