Wednesday, November 4, 2015

October: Month in Review

I have so many mixed feeling about this month. On the one hand, it was my birthday month, I got some awesome gifts, and went on some good dates with husband, and we took a great family vacation. On the other hand, my running is still getting over being sick, I've disappointed myself quite a bit in various ways, and still feels like summer outside!

Let's start with the bad, so we can keep the good on our minds at the end. I've disappointed myself this month by staying up too late and therefore not being able to get up on time. Not getting up on time has so many negatives, I miss runs and other workouts, and I don't write when I intend to. Oh, and I've increased my coffee consumption. I do try to get a run with the stroller in after taking Will to school, but it's not the same and I feel like I can't really improve by doing that all the time. At least I get it done though. Actually, I've done that quite a bit this month and even had some biking with the two in the trailer, more of that to come this month I'm sure.

I've also disappointed myself with the way I've been eating. It's not so bad, I guess, I've definitely improved toward the end of the month. I'll have a few days where I eat pretty "clean," but then eat all of the things that night, or have a major splurge the next day. Where I've really been disappointed in myself with eating however, is in the thoughts I have about it afterward, which I won't get into.

Now for the good. Like I said, it was birthday month and I gave you a tour of some of my gifts. We also had a fun family vacation to Stone Mountain that I haven't finished writing about yet. I hope we can go again during their "Snow Mountain" season, which starts later this month. Husband and I got to go on more dates than usual this month because of my birthday and because we had some gift cards and groupons. We still have another groupon for Liam's (one of my favorite local places) to use this month!

Part of the point of the "month in review" posts however, is to look forward to the new month ahead. I guess that's what I need to do in this situation. Tomorrow is a new day and this is a new month, every time the sun comes up we have a chance to make things better. Or some junk like that, right? So, goodbye October, hello November!

Maybe I should stop saying I'm looking forward to cooler weather and then it will actually happen. It's still been in the 80s here every day and so humid that it feels like you're walking into a bowl of soup when you step outside. Is it possible to get seasonal affective disorder during summer weather? If so, I think I have it. Really wishing we lived somewhere with seasons.

November, November, what can I say? Thanksgiving! My sister will be visiting from Texas so we'll be at my parents' for Thanksgiving. I look forward to making husband ride bikes with me there. I've also discovered some mountain biking trails in the area that I want to check out. I don't mountain bike, but I like to run the trails.

What else? I love turkey and leftover turkey burritos.

How was your October? What are you looking forward to in November?

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