Welcome to October. I kind of love this month. Partly because it’s my birthmonth and while I don’t actually celebrate all month long you better believe I pull out the “but it’s my birthmonth…” whine on occasion! And partly because October’s weather means leggings + boots + sweaters + scarves are back to being a staple in my life…and will stay a staple for about 5 months because Colorado is just that awesome!

Subaru Commercial in Colorado

Since the blog has been all about my running I thought I’d kidnap this “currently” post idea from Lynne to get some random thoughts + feelings out there without boring you all to death! So, currently, this is what’s going on in my life…

…discovering new music, like LP, an artist that pairs nicely with Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson station.

…attempting to budget, like the grown adult I’m supposed to be, even if it means I can’t buy all the gear.

…adding to my “grown adult” to-do list with fun things like oil changes and dentist appointments.

…truly enjoying my time away from running, sleeping in until 7:30am is amazing, btw!

…planning a long weekend trip to the PNW, just because I can and to see a few smiling faces!

…playing Betty Crocker with my crock pot, so much soup + stew!

…compiling a “must buy” list of gear for upcoming fastpacking trips — ENO hammocksUD FastPack, etc.

…killing spiders, the one part of fall I hate, especially with an old house/poor fitting screens!

…binge watching New Girl, Parenthood and How I Met Your Mother on Netflix, don’t judge!

…toying with the idea of making strength/yoga a regular part of my life using Paige + Kait for inspiration.

…eyeballing ultrasignup.com, yup, I’m ready to start planning for next year’s races!

…finding happy in the little things, because that really is what life is all about, right?

…getting excited to hit the trails again, my body is nearly ready!

And there you have it, my life in a tiny little nutshell. It’s amazing how much extra time you have when you’re not up early to go running and spending your weekends on the trails. I’m missing my trail time but I’ve truly enjoyed my couch time…and ice cream time, because you bet your booty the ice cream is still happening on a [nearly] daily basis!

Happy October y’all…get outside and enjoy it!


8 Comments

Amy · October 1, 2014 at 6:51 pm

I love October, too! And it is my birth month, too! How amazing is that? 16th is my day. But I mostly love the weather and the pumpkins.

    Heidi Nicole · October 2, 2014 at 9:32 am

    I’m the 12th. And a friend in FoCo is the 14th…then you’re the 16th. It’s kind of an awesome month!

lynne · October 1, 2014 at 8:55 pm

yay for life updates! and all the ice cream! and soon to be all the running! and birthdays!!!!

    Heidi Nicole · October 2, 2014 at 9:33 am

    I’m kind of falling in love with this ice cream thing…good things it’s totally sustainable! 😉

Chris · October 1, 2014 at 9:13 pm

It’s funny to see budgeting and dentist appointments and other “adult” things on your list. I was just thinking today about how I am totally not an adult in some important areas of my life. Oh well, I’m sure I’ll get there one day. 🙂

    Heidi Nicole · October 2, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Important grown up stuff is overrated…on the plus side, it’s day two of the month and I haven’t spent any money yet! Well, until I find enough quarters to go to the vending machine…

Cassie @ Rural Running Redhead · October 4, 2014 at 8:25 pm

October is my favorite month, too! And it’s not even my birthday month. I just love all the fall-ness.

    Heidi Nicole · October 5, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    So much fall-ness! I forced myself into the mountains again this weekend — worth it!

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