Although last post was a total debbie downer, I can’t say all of September was a wash. There were some silver linings to my thunderstorms and rain clouds.
At the beginning of the month, I ran my second postpartum 5k. I beat my previous race time by over 3 minutes! While I may only average about one run a week nowadays, I’m still getting faster,fitter, stronger! The race was a lot of fun and I got to run with a new running buddy, Ale’s coworker, Tee. Tee is fellow mother runner and runs races quite frequently. In fact, she likes to annually run the Disney Wine and Dine half and use the time as a family vacation. I definitely like a lady who works hard but plays hard too!
At the end of the month, I finally got the chance to meet one of my all-time favorite bloggers! Jess from How Sweet Eats came to the Baltimore Book Festival for a cooking demo and book signing. I had her address my book to my twitter handle (peachplum09) and she totally recognized me from it! That was a pretty sweet moment.
I know I say this a lot, but I love the internet. I’ve met and connected with so many wonderful people all thanks to the magic of social media 🙂
Another more recent highlight includes the attendance of two weddings! Both ceremonies were beautiful and touching. And in my ongoing quest to be more present in my own life, I refrained from capturing it all on my phone so I’ve got no pictures to share, whomp whomp. However, I will say I stepped out of my comfort zone and bought my first red lipstick to rock at the events. And when I say red, I mean red! It was a pretty big deal to me because I don’t even wear lip gloss but seeing I now live in yoga pants, sweatshirts, and baseball caps on a daily basis, I thought I should step up my game when it came time to dress up! And let me tell ya, I didn’t hate it! I didn’t feel like a clown or like everyone was staring at me. I just felt put together and sassy. I will most certainly be trying new makeup-y things more often as I just subscribed to birchbox. Bring on the selfie makeovers!
Next time I jump back on this computer thing, I’ll tell ya about all the yummy delicious things I’ve tried recently. Pumpkin macaroni and cheese? Oh yes!