September was awesome and amazing and so very many things. In terms of my things we’ll do this month list, it was also a massive failure. But, hey, it’s all good since we made great strides (literally and figuratively!) in other areas.
My favourite photo of the month:
The Paddlewheeler before dawn on the Fraser River in New West
First up, the list:
- Plan engagement photos – Didn’t even think about it.
- Make perogies with Barb – Never even talked about it.
- Go apple picking – Sort of.
- Investigate cover crops and plant them in #myremotegarden – Researched, but couldn’t decide which one to choose.
- Pack up spring/summer clothes, unpack fall/winter clothes – YES!!
- Make my dad a birthday cake – Nope. (In my defense, my folks went on vacation when I would have done it.)
- Make and can salsa – Nuh uh.
- Complete 14-day yoga fundamentals – Hahahahahaha. No.
- Organize visit from Amy & Tyson – Woooooooooooo! Yes! <fireworks, heart eyes, noise makers>
- Read Born For This by Chris Guillebeau – Started. Not finished.
- Practice handwriting – A little.
- Have a dinner party – Did not.
- Swim in the ocean – No.
- Ride our bikes – No.
- Go bowling – No.
Man, looking over that list for the third time in a week, it’d be really easy to beat myself up about not hitting many of my targets, but I’m actually pretty cool with it because I know we were out doing other things.
Running – September was the month when I got serious about running. (Kevin was about a month ahead of me.) I started committing to do it regularly and tracking my progress. I
forced convinced our friend Tyson to be my running coach and took that part of our relationship seriously. I struggled with shin splints and had to toss the last three pairs of shoes that were professionally fitted and replace them with something that would actually work for me. Running became something that we focused on every single day whether we were out training or not. Just this week, we’ve been brainstorming how to do more for the major support roles of sleep and nutrition. We were recently asked what we were training for and the conversation just went silent. We realized that we haven’t set a goal race or accomplishment and, I can only speak for myself here, but it actually feels eve more powerful to be newly aware of that.
Seattle baseball road trip – The Blue Jays were in Seattle to play the Mariners this month which was a big deal for the many Canadians who believe that they are Canada’s team. (Let me take a moment to say that I think that is a totally ludicrous theory.) We went down with some baseball loving friends including one devoted Jays fan. We only stayed for the game, arriving just before it got underway and leaving immediately after it ended. In an extra innings win for the Mariners. Yay.
Just remembered how obnoxious it is when Toronto fans descend on a visitors barn. Let’s go Ms! Or, you know, whatever.
— Carly-Ann Rigby (@carlyrigby) September 21, 2016
Other stuff we did:
- Watched from afar while Tyson ran 100 miles (!!)
- Planned a fall trip to Portland, OR/Vancouver WA
- Attended a baby shower for a dear friend where we made soap and bath bombs at Chuckling Duckling Farm in Fort Langley
- Almost finished an escape room (so close!)
- Checked out one Vancouver Giants game at their new home in Langley and one preseason Canucks game. Hockey is back!
But I’m not going to lie: this month was mostly about running. Doing it, preparing to do it, talking about doing it. I know, I know. Snore.
What did you get up to in September? What were your highlights for the month?