Another month has gone by and it’s time for fall runfessions. I can’t help but wonder, where did summer go? Sure, we got cooler weather this year much earlier than usual. But also I’m left wondering what exactly I did this summer. There were no vacations, not even any time off work, and we really didn’t even go anywhere local. What a weird year! Just lots of hot and humid runs!
Where did summer go?
Every year by the end of August I am ready for cooler running weather. Usually we continue to have warm weather in Maryland until October. What a surprise that it’s been in the 40s for some morning runs lately! While it may warm up a bit again, I don’t think we are going to have the 80 degrees and humidity again, which is fine with me.
I runfess that this year I am embracing these fall temps, but I am also really nervous about a long, cold winter. Remember in the spring when it was still so chilly in May? Being able to get outside is more important than ever this year, so we need winter to stay away for a long time!
I don’t know how to dress (us) for these temperatures.
I runfess that seeing a forecast of 45 degrees left me wondering what I wear in those temperatures. I am not ready to put away my shorts yet so I’ve been wearing shorts, compression socks, and long-sleeved shirts for my runs.
Dressing Grayson is another story. His little hands get cold so easily, and he doesn’t keep anything on them. I put him back in his bear suit from last year which is a little small, but the arms can fold over and cover his hands. This worked for a bit, until he wanted to take a drink and eat his snack, which he can’t do when his hands are covered. I also tried covering him with a blanket, but he just pulled his hands out from under it.
I finally replaced my Brooks Levitates after almost a year.
I runfess I’ve been wearing the same pair of Brooks Levitates since October 2019. At the time I got 2 pairs, so I had another pair in my closet. I finally decided it was time to change them out. My guess is that I ran about 400 miles in them, but I really have no idea.
I’ve been terrible about tracking my shoe mileage.
I runfess that I have not been tracking my shoe mileage. Back in 2018 this was one of my monthly goals. I used an app on my phone and it was really helpful. Once I got back to running after having Grayson I didn’t start tracking again. I should start doing it now that I broke out a new pair of shoes. We’ll see…
Our fox neighbors have been creeping me out lately.
A few weeks ago when I walked outside for a morning run there were like 4 foxes sitting in the middle of my street. They didn’t move as I turned on my headlamp and started my run (in the other direction). We have a lot of them around here and they usually run away when they see anyone coming.
I runfess they’ve been making me a little more nervous lately. Neighbors have said that they will stand there and stare at their dogs (like later in the morning when it’s light out). Another neighbor said that as she was running down the street around 8 am one of them was blocking her on the sidewalk and didn’t move. There’s one in particular that is pretty big. I think I know the spots that they typically hang out, so I’ve been avoiding those streets on my runs.
That’s about it for my runfessions this month! I can’t believe over the next few months we will be starting to talk about the winter and the holidays.
Are you wondering “where did summer go”?
Have you figured out how to dress for this time of year?
Any creepy animals in your neighborhood?