Do you guys keep a diary, journal, or blog? One of the perks of writing about random stuff we do and taking photos all the time is that I have a pretty solid document of my life for the past 4.5 years. Thanks to everyone who has been reading all along, or joined in at some point along the way! Virtual cookies for you.
I was thinking yesterday about how October has historically been an eventful month for me. In 2012 I ran the Southern Plunge marathon (and went to a wedding the same night?!):
Oh, and we also went to Puerto Rico for a weekend!
In 2014, Anthony and I ran the Chattanooga 4 Bridges half. One of the most scenic halves I’ve run to date!
What about 2015? Oh, surprise, another marathon. Last year Lizzie and I tackled the Detroit Marathon, one of my favorite races to date!
SO. Here we are in 2016, and I have absolutely zero plans on the racing or travel front for the whole of the month. I’m not even running, period. After four years straight of eventful Octobers, it feels pretty weird to just hang out at home for all of fall. Good thing I have all of these pumpkin treats to keep me occupied.
But even though we’ve got nothing on the calendar this month doesn’t mean that we’re bored! With baby on the way and the holidays around the corner, I feel like we’re in an intense season of waiting. My mind is constantly occupied, mostly with thoughts about the future. I go back and forth between wanting to soak up and enjoy every moment of these low-key, easygoing weekends we’ve had lately and then wanting to zip through the next four months so that we can meet baby Lambkin! And then wondering what it will feel like to have a belly so giant I can’t touch my toes or run with a jogging stroller. So many changes to come!
I don’t really have any deep thoughts beyond that, but I suppose I’m feeling reflective on the blog today in anticipation of your input. Have you ever been through a “season of waiting,” and if so, how did you handle it?