Whoa, where did summer go? I looked at my phone this morning and it said it was September 5th already. SERIOUSLY?! This summer flew by and while I can’t wait for fall, which is my favorite season, I’m a little sad that summer 2012 has come and gone.
The summer seemed to go so fast that after recapping the month of June, I forgot to do the same for July and August! So I thought I’d do a whole summer recap instead. This summer was memorable in terms of running in the heat, going on multiple mini-vacations, the Olympics, and more. Here are my favorite memories and posts:
I had set some pretty clear goals for myself this summer and really wanted to achieve them since most summers I slack on the running (I hate the heat!!!!!!!). My running goals were as follows:
Continue building mileage slowly and incrementally (sooo important for me!)
Hover around 16 miles for my long run for awhile once I build up to that (past that has previously been my injury threshold)
Stretch so much more: Stretch every. single. day. Seriously
Run at least 4-5 days a week; Take part in my own Kenyan Summer
I can honestly say that I met most of those goals! I definitely could have stretched more and done more of my PT exercises for my knee, but I did end up running more than I usually do over the summer months. Here are some of my favorite running and/or racing memories:
I ran in the crazy heat (over and over and over again)
I started my official marathon training schedule for the MCM with a half-marathon
I ran the somewhat hilly OrthoCarolina 10k Classic in Charlotte, NC with a friend
There were times this summer when I played hard. A little too hard. But I don’t regret taking any and all opportunities to go out with friends! My friends in Charlottesville and in towns and cities around the country are what fulfills my life. They–in addition to my family and of course the bf–make my life rich and enjoyable. It truly doesn’t matter where you live, what you have, or how old you are; you can be happy if you have friends that love and support you. And it is possible to make really good friends after college. I’m almost 30 and I have just as many friends who love to go out and do things as I did in college 🙂
A large group of Cville friends did what the locals do in the summer: drink tons of wine, picnic, and dance. One memorial social outing was the Starry Nights at Veritas Vineyard.
This was the summer of the mini-vacation. I didn’t really go anywhere for a long period of time, but rather had a few long-weekend trips.
I had a lovely time back in Michigan with my family for my cousin’s wedding
The bf and I visited some friends in Charlotte and Greenville, NC
It was the Summer of the Crop Top
I dug the retro vibe in “Where’s My Toucan” Vintage-Inspired Swimsuits
Obviously there was so much more to my summer that I didn’t document on the blog, but that was it in a nutshell!
What was your favorite summer memory?
Are you excited for fall or bummed that summer is over?