Friday, September 21, 2012

For the first day of fall, I'll run 20 miles

Tomorrow is the big day!!! EEK! Yes, it has come to that time where my long run has a 2 instead of a 1 in the tens place. Oh, wait, you thought I meant fall? Well, that is a big day too. Fall in New York has got to be the most wonderful season; clear blue skies, leaves crunching, THE MARATHON, and the start of drinking hot instead of cold coffee in the morning ;-D 

Thoughts on 20 miles. Well, the temperature appears to be in the  mid 60's to low 70's, with the humidity gradually dropping during the time we'll be running. I'll take it! Although I do not anticipate this run being as magical as last week's zero humidity ultra cool running weather, I do have high hopes. My only 20 mile run during training last year went swimmingly, and I hope for the same result this time around. I will be running with Leticia, and the tentative route is to try and locate the George Washington Bridge. Running Scavenger Hunt commence! I'm also attending a Bon Iver concert at Radio City Music Hall that night, so recovery will be KEY!!! Love me some Bon Iver. (Is it eye-ver or i-ver?!)

Thoughts on fall. I love it. Truly, who couldn't?! It comes just when I feel a bit bogged down in school to enrich my life with pumpkin, cinnamon, leafy kinds of things!!! Here are a few of my fall favorites:

Cooking fall foods! Not  many people associate cooking with fall, but I DO! This week I made pumpkin pasta (Not pictured), butternut squash risotto (Top picture) and pumpkin cookies (Bottom picture). Seriously, beyond delicious. All the pumpkin recipes are easy, but the risotto is an over an hour labor of yummy love.

 Football get togethers! Not a week goes by that we get to see at least some of our fabulous friends. 

Scented candles from Bath & Body Works blow my mind. Farmstand Apple? Leaves? Cinnamon Pumpkin? Autumn Day? Yup, picked them all up today...hey, the three wick candles were 2 for $20! Get em while they're hot! Sale ends today.

What are you looking forward to this first weekend of fall? Are you running long? Going apple picking (JEALOUS)? Drinking a delicious pumpkin brew? TELL ME ABOUT IT!

43 days until the ING NYC MARATHON!!!
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