I can’t believe it’s the first day of September already. As I mentioned yesterday, I am determined to hang on to summer as long as I can. The weather here in New England is complying with my wish. It’s going to be in the mid- to high-80s all week, and pretty humid – so warm that when I head to Southern California on Thursday I may be heading into temperatures just slightly cooler than in Connecticut (although not by much!) I just whipped up a batch of my No Bake Peanut Butter Berry Bars because the oven is not coming on around here for a little while.
As I’ve done for the past several months, I’m taking today to recap what happened in August and to give you a preview of what’s going on for me in September. This month has been all about relaxing and adventuring after I took the New York Bar Exam at the end of July. I was home for a week, and then headed over to England for my pond hopping adventure, visiting my friends from Oxford, hiking in the Lake District, and spending time in London. Read all about it in the posts below 🙂
Part 2: Hiking and Eating in the Lake District
Part 3: More Lakes Adventures and Fun
Part 4: Workouts and Running Hyde Park
Looking ahead to September, California here I come! I’m flying out from NYC to Los Angeles Thursday and hopping a shuttle to Anaheim, where I will be running a 10K Saturday and half marathon Sunday to complete the Dumbo Double Dare Challenge at Disneyland. My training hasn’t been steady. I ran 105.7 miles in August, just about the same as in July. Although I also hiked and walked a lot in England, I was not really in race prep mode. So I’m very excited to run for the fun of it with Ashley, my good friend from law school who lives in San Diego, and my cousin who is coming with me from the east coast. I will also get my Coast to Coast Challenge medal when I finish the races, because I ran the Walt Disney World Half Marathon in January.
I’ll be checking in from sunny southern California, so look out for my posts about the races, as well as the five days I’ll be spending in San Diego with Ashley afterwards. I’ve never been to southern California so I’m pumped for pretty much everything happening in the next two weeks!
What was the best thing that happened for you in August?
What are you looking forward to in September?
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11 thoughts on “California Here I Come”
You ran over 100 miles last month, I’d say that’s really good to be away on vacation! I hope you enjoy your fun race at Disneyland!
Can’t wait to hear all about your races and SoCal! I’ve heard amazing things 🙂 Best part of August was spending a lot of time in Nantucket… most looking forward to in September = less humidity, and the start of football 🙂 Have a safe trip!!
Thank you! Still so jealous of ACK but now that I’m heading to Cali just a bit less 🙂
You had a very exciting month! Looking forward to seeing that the rest of the year brings for you:)
Good luck on your races and have a great time in Cali! You are such a jet setter these days!!
I just finished getting caught up on all your England posts – wow, what an amazing trip you had! I’m so jealous. I’ve never been to London (one day!) and I enjoyed living vicariously through your posts. I can’t believe how much hiking and running you did – I would have just about died, haha! But the views were gorgeous. And I love the term “second degree fun”, I’m totally going to steal that.
I love it too, I am using it all the time now to describe things like, why I would run a 10K and half marathon back to back as my fun bar trip 🙂
LA HAS BEEN FRIGGIN HOT HOT HOT!!!!!!!!! I really hope it cools down for when you come, because it’s slightly UNCOMFORTABLE!!
Haha I hope so too. At least the 10K and half start at 5:30am, so should be over for the half by a little past 8 from my corral.
Hope you have a great time at Disneyland! Can’t wait to hear all about your time there and the races!
Yay! I hope you have a bunch of fun in CA! (I wish I could go too!) That’s awesome that you managed to get so much mileage in last month (and all them beautiful hikes! :D)!
Best thing that happened to me in August = passing boards! And for September…just rocking my rotations + future interviews would be awesome in my book! 😛
CALIFORNIA!!!!! We must recap when you return.