Of 3 different types…
#1 – Baby Shower
Missy is preggers with a baby girl + is due October 21. (Although, I think she should go a day early so the baby shares a birthday with me… and her birthday will be 10.20.2010.) Isn’t she adorable?! And hello, Coach diaper bag?! Yes please…
#2 – Bridal Shower/Bachelorette Party
My best friend Kristin who I have known since we were 1 is getting married in October! This entire weekend was devoted to celebrating her upcoming nuptials.
Saturday was the bachelorette party at Sugar Creek Winery in Augusta, followed by dinner + dessert at Cyrano’s in Webster Groves. We had a wonderful time, and it was so nice to catch up with some high school friends I haven’t seen in ages! And the bride, of course, had a LOT of fun. ;o)
Sunday was the neighborhood bridal shower put on by the mom’s (who were also invited to the bachelorette party, so they had a very busy weekend). Kristin + Craig got a ton of wonderful gifts, and of course we had great food! I love this girl so much and am so excited to be part of her special day!
#3 – Rain Showers
I had a 12 mile long run scheduled for Saturday, and was so worried that I was going to wake up to pouring down rain. And with such a busy weekend planned, I wasn’t sure if I would have time to get my run in a different day. Luckily, I woke up to clouds and no rain… although I did get some sprinkles from wind through the trees!
Overall, it was another great run (I really don’t have too many bad runs). And officially marked 1 month until the Chicago Marathon! I am feeling really hopeful about it. I have added some speed training in on Wednesdays, instead of doing a longer mid-week run, which has really helped keep my pace right around 8:00 per mile. Running 7:51/mile will put me at 3:25:00 for the marathon, which I think I might be able to keep that pace up. Right now, I am running at a comfortable pace with 8:00-8:20 per mile, so I think that is completely feasible…
October is definitely going to be a busy + exciting month! Stayed posted for some pumpkin ‘cretes coming up soon! Oooh, and probably some pumpkin beer too! ;o)