Good bye September and hello October! September was a great month but I'm excited to move onto October as I have so many fun things planned!
Beethoven's 5 Secrets by The Piano Guys - I heart The Piano Guys so much and find their music so calming and soothing. This is one of my favorite songs of theirs. They are coming to Minneapolis in March and I am going to their concert with 2 of my good friends. I can't wait to see them live!
September was another strong reading month for me as I read 9 books. I started to be disciplined about my sleep training (more on that in another post) which meant that I was up reading in the middle of the night when I couldn't sleep. So that is part of the reason why I am able to read as many books as I do. My favorite books were The House at the End of Hope Street, Circling the Sun and Station Eleven.
Joyland by Stephen King - 4 stars
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel - 4 stars
Circling the Sun by Paula McLain - 4 stars
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - 3 stars
On Love by Alain de Botton - 4 stars
10% Happier by Dan Harris - 3 stars
Christmas Confessions & Cocktails by Vicki Lesage (reviewed for author) - 4 stars
Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill - 3 stars
The House at the End of Hope Street by Meena van Praag - 5 stars
September was a strong month for me in terms of workouts as I ran 116 miles and biked 64 miles. Besides that I fit in 5 strength training workouts and went to yoga once. The miles will decline and the strength training sessions will increase as I shift into my fall/winter workout regimen!
After a couple of months of lackluster looks, I finally have a couple of outfits to share with you!
The first look is a "weekend" outfit. I got the pants at a Cabi party this spring and wear them often on the weekend as they are sooooo comfortable. The top is something I purchased at Banana Republic over 2 years ago.
The second outfit is something I wore when I went to Chicago for work. It's a Banana Republic Dress that I've probably owned for 4-5 years. I love the cut of the dress and I tend to get compliments when I wear it so I should wear it more often!