1. Look over there => ...My DailyMile counter says 250 miles, baby!! That's how far I've run since I started logging mileage. Pretty impressive. To these eyes, anyhow.
My knee is feeling better (knock on wood) thanks due, I think, to reducing my mileage, running on gravel/dirt for a bit and wearing a knee strap like this one. Let's hope the trend continues and I can knock out some amazing runs before the snow flies.
2. Work...OMG, y'all. My new job is kind of monopolizing things right now. Definitely don't want to go into too much detail here but suffice to say that things are crazy but hopefully will be settling down in the next few weeks. Just gotta keep my eyes on the light at the end of the tunnel. And drink lots of coffee.
3. My son is such a joy right now. He's going to be Batman for Halloween and we've been learning all about the letter "B" lately ("its like a man with a big belly, mama!") so its fun to see him connecting all the words that start with B in his head, including Batman. He's growing at a ridiculous rate- I've noticed recently that most of his jeans are nearly too short for him, although he's constantly pulling them up because he has a skinny little butt and they keep slipping down. (Anyone know a good brand that might fit a skinny butted, long legged kid?)
He's also doing a lot of pre-reading things like becoming OBSESSED with puzzles and asking what signs/papers/labels say. He's always liked puzzles but now he'll knock out several before dinner and want more after. Aside from writing his own name (which he's done for a while now), he can also recognize the names of each child in his class, and some other basic words. I don't think its quite reading yet, more like just recognizing certain letters but I don't think it will be long! It's so amazing to see that little brain figuring it all out.
4. The fall here has been one of the prettier ones in recent memory. I've made it up to the mountain for several runs which is SO good for my mental health and spirit in general. The weather seems like it will hold for at least a few more days so I have plans for another run with a friend this weekend. We're all wondering when the first snow will hit...its usually before Halloween. We'll see...