Top right corner: Miss Micah (5) jumping for joy (yeah, I’m kinda obsessed with jumping photos…). Left corner, working down: Abbie (9) and Adon (4), running through the sprinkler; all of the tomatoes we got from our garden this year; a shot I worked really hard to get by putting the camera on my knees; and one of my favorite necklaces that I never wear for some reason.
All of these things and more have made the end of summer so much fun! I love how everything is so green and yet the air is cooling down where I live. Every day reminds me that fall is coming soon, which I am excited about . . . but I know I’m not the only one who thinks this summer has gone by way too fast.
I’m nervous/excited/happy/scared/sickened to be starting our cross country season. Like, literally sickened, because I did a mile time trial the other night and thought I would hurl on the ground. In front of everyone. *shudders* Luckily, it passed within a minute and I pretty much got over the pain when I realized my mile time was two minutes less than I thought it would be. 🙂 And it was my first time trial, so I know I’m going to improve and things will look up soon. But . . . normal races for me are three miles. So, yeah . . . I’m a little scared. But happy!
So . . . I also ran a 5k this morning. It was my first one, although I’ve run 3 miles before, so I was all like, no biggie. I can do it well, right? Hehe. Well. I wasn’t super happy with my time because it’s about a minute slower per mile than I thought it would be . . . but it’s okay. I think I expected too much of myself and when the end came and I didn’t feel good at all, it was way too depressing. But, I’m still really glad I ran it, and at least I got a t-shirt out of the deal. 😉
I’m looking forward to fall but am getting depressed at the end of summer. :'( I hope your summer’s been amazing and that your fall will be equally so. 🙂