Friday, September 22, 2017

Fall Hodgepodge





I don't know about you, but I really don't follow the calendar when it comes to seasons.  I understand the whole winter/spring/summer/fall solstice but in my mind Summer starts on Memorial day and it ends on Labor Day!

However, we still experience Summer like temps into September which is nice. It's hard to want to decorate with mums and hay bales and eat pumpkin spice everything when it is still 80 degrees out, but hey we'll take it!

We've already been #EnjoyingFall by going to Dog Days in the Maze and the Harvest Festival race and festivities, and that was even before fall officially started. So now I guess we have exactly 90 days (according to the calendar) to fit in as much fall fun as we can.

So what's on tap for fall?



The biggest thing on my calendar so far is the Baltimore Marathon with some lovely runner/blogger friends!



I'm also thinking about running a Monster Dash Halloween race. It seems to be a big deal in a neighboring town and might be fun to come up with a costumer to run in.



If I still feel like running in November, I'd like to finally do a Turkey Trot. The same organization that does the 4th of July race does a Turkey Trot. It's a big race but I need to find out if that killer hill is a part of it.  That may be a deal breaker.




I'm planning a Pumpkin Party! More details on this later but I already have my pumpkin popcorn!




Not that this is exactly an event, but as soon as the weather cools off, we plan to take Baylee out to the trail in her cart I bought her last year for her birthday. Remember that?  I've been wanting to take her out but it has just been too hot for her and her little heart.  So, yes, I'm looking forward to that.

So those are 5 little things I think will be fun to do this fall.  Please remember to join us by using the #EnjoyFall hashtag on IG.   -M







36 comments:

  1. It's supposed to be 95 today, so fall is still not on my mind! I am enjoying the warm temps tho!

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    1. I hear ya! We need to Savor these 90 degree days!

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  2. I would love to #enjoyfall with y'all but as Wendy says 90s on the thermometer are taking away my good cheer. And no I'm not crying - it's just sweat!

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    1. Maybe we'll all have more fall like weather next month.

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  3. Oh my, pushing Baylee will definitely be a workout! She seems to be doing well. And a marathon is a pretty big deal!

    The Turkey Trot I do does have some killer hills, but it's free and low pressure. If the weather's miserable, no reason to do it. If it's not, it's fun! And takes the edge off of hosting Thanksgiving.

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    1. The cart is actually for the bike but there is a handle I can purchase if I want to push her. That would definitely be a challenge!

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  4. Baylee is ready to go!!!! She is so sweet. I'm looking forward to Baltimore too! I'm with you, I'm a little hesitant to put out my fall wreath since the weather still feels summery!

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    1. I'm hoping to get some more fall decor this weekend!

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  5. Love the EnjoyFall hashtag! I'll definitely start using that on IG! Sounds like you've got some fun things planned. 😀

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  6. Ahhh, the fall season. It's fun with all the racing opportunities, and I love all the color. I just hope the moderate (cooler) temps don't segway into winter any sooner than necessary...

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    1. We haven't had cooler temps here yet but I'm okay with that!

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  7. A bunch of my friends are doing the Baltimore marathon and half this year. It's supposed to be a really fun one!

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  8. I am so excited for Baltimore!!!

    Turkey Trots are crowded, but so much fun! All the energy and excitement for the holiday makes it for a super fun race! I love turkey trots!

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  9. Happy first day of Fall! Now if Mother Nature would just cooperate - we're in for more humidity and warm temps here again.

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    1. Us too! I don't mind when mother nature's doesn't cooperate as long as she is on the warm side..haha

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  10. It's too dang hot to think about fall here - but I am super curious about your pumpkin party!

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    1. I'm not really ready for fall yet either since it's been so warm but that's okay.

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  11. OMG, I want one of those carts for my dog! How does Baylee like it? I'm worried that Miles might try to keep jumping out, lol.

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    1. There would be no way for him to jump out because all the sides and the top zip shut. You can Unzip the windows or top or even front if you are positive your dog will stay in..lol. Baylee pants a lot which is just a side effect of her condition so I don't always know if she is nervous or not. We haven't really been able to take her on long rides yet, just around the neighborhood to "test" it out.

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  12. Awwww, I hope you get some good Baylee weather so she can get a ride soon :)
    It is still too hot here to think about Fall but I have indulges in pumpkin spice coffee a few times now lol with marshmallows mmmmm

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    1. It's too hot here to indulge in any warm beverages yet but it will be on my to do list for sure!

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  13. I've been looking at the calendar for some 5k's that could help with my longer runs. I have 5 miles to run in two weeks, and a couple after that is 6 miles. If I could find a fun fall theme, that would help.

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    1. That would be fun! There are so many 5Ks around here at this time.

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  14. Sounds like you have a fun fall ahead of you! Even though the calendar says it's officially fall, it's still summer here! :D

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    1. It's definitely feeling like summer here too!

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  15. Ahhh - Does Baylee love that cart? Harvey Dent would FREAK OUT being in it.

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    1. We tried to get her use to it last year but we didn't go far. The jury is still out. I'll let you know next week!

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  16. The Monster Dash looks like fun! I have never run a race in costume but I'd like to someday. I am planning to do a Turkey Trot (5 mi) on TG and possibly a 5K in October. It feels nice and relaxing not to be training for a longer race.

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    1. Making a costume is my favorite part. I don't know what I would dress as though this year. I ran as a ghost during the Wicked 10K a few years back!

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  17. It is still 90 here, but I am SOOO READY for fall.

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  18. You have some fun fall activities planned! I agree... it's hard to think of fall when it is still 90+ outside.

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  19. I am ready for fall. But then again I am not ready because it means winter is right after it.

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  20. I also feel like fall starts around Labor Day. But its weird how warm it can be in September! I hope you have great weather for the Baltimore Running Festival!

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