well, it was 8 degrees and cloudy today. i was up late last night and slept in til 10 am and lounged around the house all morning. i finally got out for a nice light run to the pond, where i spent almost an hour feeding the duckies. then i ran back and watched some football. i decided to order the pay perview package. for $30/month, i get additional NFL and college football games to choose from to watch that are not available on local tv stations (we get Boston's CBS and Rochester, NY's FOX)... so this allowed me to watch my woeful KC Chiefs take another loss this afternoon, that's 16 losses in their last 18 games going back to last year and this year so far..
the game was so frustrating that i gave up and went back outside for another run during the second half. this time a stronger paced tempo run around long pond, where i took a break and sat on the rocky shore for a while. and that's where it really all sunk in that summer is all but over. it was a really crappy one weatherwise here. only 5 trips to topsail beach and 4 to middle cove beach this year for me. less than half the beach days we had last year. oh well, we might get 1 or 2 warmer days this week, so it's not totally over..
and fall really can be lovely with the leaves changing here. and the air is still crisp and pure. and i have lots to look forward to with a marathon next weekend and lots of tough decisions to make with regards to where the rest of my life is going.