Monthly Archives: October 2013

Falling back into running & Housewarming


Time is seriously flying by this fall! I can’t believe this weekend is the Detroit Marathon. I will be spectating and cheering on all of the amazing runners. I have been enjoying the beautiful fall colors and great weather and savoring every minute!

I have been running again for the last three weeks and its going really well. I feel like a newbie which is kind of fun. I have accumulated about 15 miles total, with most runs between 2-3 miles. I am planning a 4-5 mile run for this weekend. I am taking it slowly and my achilles feels great!

We had a family housewarming party this weekend and it was a blast. Our home really feels perfect now that we have had everyone we love over. We had a caramel apple station, turkey chilli, and family members brought other appetizers and desserts. It was so special and wonderful for everyone to celebrate our new home with us.

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What is your favorite fall workout?


Trip to Cleveland


I went with Melissa to Cleveland last weekend to visit family. We had a fun weekend relaxing and hanging out. On Saturday we went to a nearby park and had fun running & walking around in the beautiful fall weather. Robert and Melissa ran a few miles before, and then I joined them for a little over 2 miles. I ran 2 miles (x3) last week, and I’m excited to attempt a few 3 milers and work on bringing my speed down slowly this coming week.

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My brother-in law Robert ran the Rock N Roll Cleveland Half Marathon on Sunday, so we cheered him on. The weather was better than expected and Robert ran a great race.

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I love the sweetest little Eli pictured below.

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Anyone else spectating some fall races?

Apple Orchard & Birthdays


The weekend before last, we celebrated Melissa’s 30th birthday! We went to an apple orchard and out for a family dinner downtown. It was such a fun and beautiful fall day. I can’t believe Mel is running the Detroit Marathon in less than 2weeks! Amazing way to celebrate a big birthday.




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Has anyone else been apple picking yet?