Wednesday, September 25, 2013
The school is freezing. This is always my cue that summer is gone, fall is here. And I'm totally okay with that.
I was telling Terry (one of my roommates) about how there is a tree in my parents' neighborhood that is bright red already, on Sept. 25. All the other trees are a vibrant green. All I can think is, "I respect you tree. You do what you want. I like that!"
Seriously. That was my thought process. But it also got me super, super pumped for fall in general. I love nothing more than jean/hoodie weather. :) I'm so ready for ittttt! Yayayayayay! I can actually fit into most of my hoodies now, too, so that's a nice addendum to the hoodie/jeans weather comment.
I'm also excited because the nicer out it is, the more likely I am to go running. I hated running this summer because it was SO freaking hot outside. NO ONE HAS TIME FOR THAT, SUMMER. Some people enjoy that aspect of it. I am most certainly not one of those people.
I need to find some races to do at the end of October into December ... Any suggestions for races in the Northern Virginia area? I like fun, themed races, mainly because I'm not really going for time. If my time ends up being less, cool. If not, cool. I'm just trying to better myself as a person, and as an athlete.
Also, random tangent ... I see these posts from my friends on Facebook about "Don't want to be skinny. Want to be strong." And I thought a lot about that yesterday. It's true. I don't want to be skinny. I want to be fit. I want to be strong. I want to be a woman who takes care of herself, no matter the weight. My body may say 180 lbs. is too much and drop more. My body may say 200 is perfect for it. Either way, I want to be STRONG. I want to be FIT. Not skinny. If people want to be skinny, that's fine. That's good on them! But realistically, that's not my goal. I'm much more built to be strong, I think. :) (As is proof by what I love playing with football and all, lol.)
Yeah. I like the sound of that.