Hello Fall! Goodbye Running?

Happy Monday!
Saturday was a beautiful day! Breezy  and cool, but warm in the sunshine. 🙂 It totally got me ready for Fall. I know everyone has been talking about Fall, but it is finally starting to hit me. What really pushed me over the edge was stepping into this place:
And then I stepped out with a few purchases. First, a few candles:
Aren’t these little pumpkins and corn cobs the most adorable things?
And if you want to see cute pumpkins things, check out Holly’s post (woohoo for another Holly) 🙂
I also picked out this lovely mug, and a little guy I just couldn’t say “no” to:
I was thinking I should make regular ole’ oatmeal in my orange bowl-mug (bug? mowl?) but I decided to make Gina’s Breakfast Cookie Dough Cereal instead:
I added sliced banana and a few pecan pieces on top. It was perfect.
So you know that 10 Mile race I signed up for in October? I talked to Jason and decided that I’m not going to run in it. I haven’t been running…or doing much exercise at all. I schedule my running days (Tues, Thurs and Sat each week) but I don’t do it. And I tell myself I shouldn’t do any exercise because “I’ll run tomorrow” and each day I keep putting it off. So instead of doing exercise I enjoy (TurboFire, power walking, TaeBo, Female Body Breakthrough strength workouts, Jackie Warner strength circuits, etc) I have been doing little to nothing for the past 2 weeks.
I have been putting too much pressure on myself to do well at this 10 Mile – I want to do well but I haven’t been putting in the training or effort – so I figure why beat myself up for not training when I could just call it quits and do something I enjoy?
So I have said goodbye to running until I feel like picking it up again. When I finally told Jason, I felt like a huge weight had been lifted off – just thinking about the race was stressing me out, and not in a good way!
Questions:
  1. How is the weather near you? Is it finally Fall? Here in MN the leaves are starting to change, the air is cooler and it is getting darker earlier each day. What is your favorite season? My favorite season is Fall – the perfect weather, the need for afghans/sweaters/sweatshirts/boots (not all together though!)
  2. Do you consider yourself a good driver? Do you ride on the tails of other cars for them to get out of your way? Do you honk your horn a lot? Do you flick people off? What is your biggest pet peeve when it comes to driving? I think I’m a pretty good driver, although Jason might disagree…I get irritated when drivers don’t use blinkers to signal their turn or to signal them coming into my lane!  I don’t flick people off, but I think plenty of awful things about them (I’m such a badass, right?) 🙂
  3. What was the highlight of your weekend? For me it was definitely sleeping in on Saturday morning. I got up to post to the blog and then went back to bed. It was lovely.

***Anyone else have a sudden surge of Spam messages on their blog? I usually get a few each day, but Sunday was ridiculous!***

Enjoy your day!
Holly