I knew October would fly by and it certainly did! Between the marathon, Julia Child Night, our Miami girls trip, the trip to Boston and work travel at the end of the month, the month was certainly a blur (but was also very awesome!). Here's my monthly recap with some bonus Halloween photos!!
Hello by Adele - I fell in love with this song the first time I listened to it. Adele is so incredibly talented. I can't wait to hear the rest of her album!!
Oh boy I read A LOT in October- 9 books! With all the time spent on airplanes and in airports, I read more than usual, and I read some really great books. It's hard to pick a favorite of the month; my top reads were The Story Hour, The Lowland and The Engagements.
The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar - 4 stars
Portrait in Sepia by Isabel Allende - 3 stars
Accidents of Marriage by Randy Susan Meyers - 4 stars
The Engagements by Courtney J. Sullivan - 4 stars
When We Were Strangers by Pamela Schoenwaldt - 4 stars
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys - 3 stars
The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty - 4 stars
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri - 4 stars
I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron - 4 stars
October featured fewer miles and fewer workouts, which is to be expected since I spent about a week healing from the marathon. I managed to run 61 miles (26 of which were during the marathon of course), bike 15, and I did 6 strength training sessions. I didn't work out nearly as much as I would have liked in October due to marathon healing and all the travel, but I am going to push the re-start button in November and commit to fitting 30 workouts into the 30 days of the new month. I just activated a groupon for Core Power Yoga, so the month should feature a lot of yoga, but I'll also start the Holiday Shred so my strength training workouts will increase as well. I'll still run but my mileage will decline as I enter the running off-season in Minnesota. I'm looking forward to shifting my focus more towards cross training and strength training, though!
I was so happy to shift to a new season for clothing in October as I was SO over my summer clothes. The photo quality of this month's looks is awful because the bathroom at work is so dark but it was the best I could muster up.
The first look is an oldie but a goodie. I got both the skirt and the shirt at Banana Republic years ago, and the shoes are from Macy's. I love the color of mustard so much and have gotten so much use out of this skirt! And I think the red shoes provide another fun, contrasting pop of color.
My next outfit is all about comfort! I go the pants at a Cabi clothing party that I attended last spring and I recently purchased a couple more things from Cabi, including the sweater in this photo. The boots are from Macy's. I love that the sweater is light weight and super soft/comfortable. And I got to introduce a new color into my wardrobe as I don't own anything that is orange.
We capped off a fun month by hosting our 2nd annual pumpkin carving night. 3 other couples joined us for a night of fun! Our pumpkins turned out so great! Of course ours is the cat one.
And then on Saturday night we attended a party at Phil's coworkers house which was really fun!
How was your month of October? Did you carve pumpkins or dress up?