This May didn’t fly by anywhere near as fast as last year, when the month was consumed by law school graduation and the beginning of bar study. It also felt a little longer than the preceding March and April. Maybe it’s because of our Maine vacation, or because I got sick afterwards and took some time off running, or even just because it took the weather awhile to settle into true start-of-summer sunshine. Whatever it was, I’m happy to be heading into June, because there’s lots of excitement on the calendar. Before we get to that, read on for my May monthly recap!
The month kicked off with my friend Lauren’s bridal shower in Ridgefield. It was pretty and pink and perfect for an amazing bride-to-be, and I was thrilled to have the chance to celebrate with her before the wedding after not seeing each other since my trip to Nashville last September.
After that, it was just a few days until we headed up to Maine. I took a blogging break while I was on vacation, but once we returned, I was all about the recaps! From running in Portland to spending a lazy day in Kennebunkport, enjoying lots of delicious gluten free goodies and ice cream, it was awesome to get away.
Although I was sick, I did manage to get back into running by the end of the month and wound up with a monthly mileage total of 95 miles. I fell well short of my monthly mileage goal of 120 miles/month by the time marathon training began, but I couldn’t help that. I’m not too worried. I think I’ll be in good hands with Laura’s training plan, which I’m set to start on June 6.
And I enjoyed finishing out the month with Memorial Day weekend at home in Connecticut. I’ve always enjoyed the holiday, marking the start of summer with our town’s parade, eating ice cream, and savoring the extra day off school or work. This year was no exception.
There’s lots to look forward to in June, from weekends escaping the city to Lauren’s wedding at West Point, wearing flip flops and eating more ice cream, and soaking up the sunshine. I can’t wait!
What was the highlight of your May?
What are you looking forward to in June?
What marks the start of summer for you?
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