The cooler weather has officially made me feel summer is coming to an end. While I enjoy the thoughts of jeans, sweatshirts, leaves changing colors, and apple picking with my daughter I’m not ready to leave the summer of 2013 behind. As we always say, it has gone by fast and what a crazy busy summer it has been. Coming from someone who never sits down I am even surprised how much I have crammed in. I am so thankful to have spent it with so many friends and A & B Fitness participants doing some firsts like running two half marathons, triathlon relays, a 50 mile bike ride, glow run, and a few of my favorite events like the warrior dash, mud runs, 5k’s, and Color Me Rad. Running the half marathons with Bob and Shana was an experience I will never forgot, the sense of accomplishment I felt not only for them but for myself was something I hope everyone can experience. Having a goal, working hard for it, and then being able to cross it off your list is a great feeling. To think back to some of the first few workouts I did with both Bob and Shana and where they are now still makes me shake my head in amazement. Two career minded, very family focused individuals carved out time for themselves to become healthier, happier, and cross off something from their own bucket lists. Something I hope more people will realize is not a selfish act and will do the same for themselves.
Participating in these events and being surrounded by those who enjoy being active and having fun has made this summer memorable. And to be honest….a little exausting . Even those who think they are unstoppable need a little rest sometimes to rejuvenate, heal, refocus on goals, and have a little down time. It may be awhile until my next event (I’m sure there are a few taking bets on how long that really will be!). But for now I have plenty of summer memories to hold me over for a while. Thank you all for a great summer 2013!