October went by crazy fast but I packed in a lot of really fun activities and got to see a lot of friends! I *think* November will be a slower paced month but I have a feeling it will fly by, too!
Shake It Off by Taylor Swift - Sorry, I'm not sorry that I like Taylor Swift. The beat and lyrics are just too catchy!
Rather Be by Clean Bandit - This is another song that has such a catchy beat!
This was another fairly strong reading month for me as I read 4 books this month. In October, I also reached my goal of reading 52 books in 2014 - way ahead of schedule! My favorite book I read this month was Cancel the Wedding, but Attachments was a close 2nd.
The Hundred Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais - 3 stars
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell - 4 stars
The Lost Tribe of Coney Island by Claire Prentice - 3 stars
Cancel the Wedding by Carolyn T. Dingman - 4 stars
My mileage and number of workouts really declined this month but I think it's what my body needed. I ran 55 miles, worked out 23 times and biked 24 miles. That's less workouts than I usually fit in, but I also had a really busy month and decided to cut myself some slack. I am sure my running mileage will continue to decline as the weather cools off but that is just the reality of living in the Midwest (and being a cold weather wimp). I struggle with feeling motivated when the weather gets colder, so to offset that I am going to do Bobbi's holiday shred, which is a program that is similar to the summer shred I did this summer. It kicks off on November 16th and goes through December 27th. If you are looking for some motivation and new workouts, I highly recommend this program. It's $40 but I feel you get more than your money's worth. I 100% attribute the fact that I am still strength training every week to participating in the summer shred in June. Amber is doing it too so I am looking forward to all the back and forth messages about how we fit the workouts in and what we thought of them. By the way, I am in no way compensated to promote Bobbi's program - I just genuinely think it's awesome!
The weather definitely turned this month so I was able to pull out my tights and some fall looks.
Look #1 features the skirt I got from my last Stitch Fix. I think it looks better without tights but it's way too cold for bare legs in this part of the country!
Look #2 features a new pair of pants that I got with a 50% off coupon at Banana plus a pair of boots that I got on sale at Macy's. I'm so glad it's boot season!