Hi friends! Or as I like to call you, blends (blogger + friend= blend). It’s been a while since we’ve had coffee, so grab your cup and let’s chat! I love this linkup hosted by Deborah, Coco and Lynda!
Can I just say how glad I am that summer is almost over? I feel like I’m pretty much the only person I know who feels this way, but there are several reasons summer is NOT my favorite season…
– Weather. Florida weather is horrendous in the summertime. Everyone who doesn’t live here probably thinks of beaches and sun tanning and amusement parks. But the truth is, it’s unbearably hot at those places (and everywhere else outside). When I went to Universal for my birthday and we stood in line to get our express passes, we were dripping sweat after about five minutes.
– Hurricane Season: It’s that time of year here! In the end of July/beginning of August it rained pretty much all day every day for two weeks straight. I’m talking thunderstorm rain so basically this messes up my evening runs during the week.
-Bugs. I hate them. Everyone hates them. But they’re here way more in the summer than the winter.
-Nothing good on TV. Seriously…I’m a football fan and there’s no games until August. My TV shows that I watch aren’t on. So despite being stuck inside during the week, I can’t even watch some good TV shows.
Anyway, I’m super happy that fall is on it’s way! Not only does that mean cooler weather (its forecasted to be in the low 80s, high 70s next month! That’s awesome for us!) but PUMPKIN SPICE EVERYTHING. I’m addicted. I even went online to Starbucks and got my “secret” pass so I could get some early. It’s glorious. Plus the autumn squash soup comes back at Panera and that’s my favorite soup. It’s generally served October through January.
AND race season is here!! I’ve been waiting for this all summer- there really aren’t that many events in Florida during the summer due to the intense heat. I have my first race of the season next weekend and I’m so excited! Could you help me decide what to wear? I have the outfit options below! Comment and tell me which one you like best!
I also just bought a new Garmin Forerunner 25!! I’m so excited to be using a watch again after several months of being watchless. I won’t go into gory details, but Nike basically lost my watch and I’ve had to go back and forth with them for several months about getting my money back since they no longer sell the watches I used to have. Anyway, I have my new Garmin now and I’m super excited! I’ll be writing a review after I’ve had a chance to use it a bit, so keep an eye out.
That’s basically what’s going on with me, what about you? How’s life? Do you prefer summer or fall? Any upcoming races for you?