Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Summer Days Are Gone To Soon

Summer days are gone to soon...

You shoot the moon and miss completely,
And now you're left to face the gloom

The empty room that once smelled sweetly
Of all the flowers you've plucked if only
You knew the reason 

Why you had to each be lonely 
Or was it just the season?

Now the fall is here again
You can't begin to give in
It's all over

When the snow comes rolling through
You're rolling too with some new lover

Will you think of times you told me
That you knew the reason
Why we had to each be lonely
It was just the season.

Goodbye summer.
I will miss you even if you are leaving me for another lover.
Don't forget me, my loneliness will be awaiting your return next year.
Put in a good word with Old Man Winter,
tell him to play nice this year.

On a real note...

So now I am in MAJOR countdown mode for the Chicago marathon. We are in the teens here folks, 18 days! How did this all pass so fast? How is it late September where I am finishing week 16 of this training cycle and gearing up for my most exciting race yet this year? Whooeee, I feel like I have made so much PROGRESS this year to get where I am at this very moment for this next race.

 And it feels so good.

With taper lingering around me and October 9th just 18 sleeps away, it's time to start getting a game plan together. My biggest challenge right now is marathon attire. If anyone has ever visited Chicago in the fall, then you may know that the weather here is kind of like a freak show. One day it could be 75 and sunny and the next it could be 35 with snow flurries. This makes it really difficult to plan ahead with a race day outfit. Will I need head-to-toe spandex, or will I be sporting major SWASS in just a sports bra and shorts?

This is what I have worked out so far:

This lovely top from Lululemon. Love it. Super comfy and cute.
While I think the necklace may be cute too,
I will be leaving that at home on race morning.

These shorts from Lululemon as well. Really the only selling point for these shorts would be the pockets.
I need a place to put gu, gum, headphones, and possibly chapstick.
There are 3 pockets in these bottoms,
and they are the best shorts I have ever owned.


  1. I love lululemon. Well okay I love their skirts, I don't have anything else by them, but if I did, I bet I would love it :)

    Love the first part of the post, did you write that?

  2. Beautiful but sad poetry. I always find this time of year bittersweet. The end of summer magnifies the passage of time for me.
    Yay for Chicago! I've done 2 super hot ones and vow never to do another.
    Love Lulu!

  3. I love Lululemon too. Just went there yesterday and bought the cutest running skirt and shirt ever! Good Luck in Chicago! I am sure you will do great things!

  4. I wore that exact tank for my half marathon and it was perfect!!!!! 18 sleeps!!!!

  5. I love your clothes in every single picture. You're my running + style guru. :)

    18 sleeps... I hope I can run!! Ahh. I will be so devastated. I'll be there either way, so if I'm not running, I'll be cheering you on.

  6. oh my word - you are getting so close! love that lulu top. looks great!

  7. Awww your pup looks so cute on the boat! Our dog, Cooper, LOVES the boat. I can't believe the marathons are coming up so soon!! Love your pics!

  8. Oh my gosh, oh my gosh! Britt I am SO excited! 18 days....yeehaw!!! you have come SO far in such a short period of time and I know you feel the confidence and don't need me telling you this..but this race is YOURS! and I hope you will run it that way. Don't pay attention to what anyone else is doing...just run YOUR race! the race YOU have worked so hard to prepare for! it's gonna be AH-MAZING!!!
    side note...those shorts....also MY FAVORITE shorts and yes, BEST SHORTS I"VE EVER OWNED TOO!;) xx

  9. Ah, I'm so excited for you!!

    And btw, awesome song.. I had it stuck in my head the other day, lol.

  10. The race will go well for you. I would have to rethink my understanding of the universe if it did not considering the preparation you put in. I hope the weather is perfect for you but if not have fun with the challenge. Promise to smile for the finish camera?

    Taper always leaves me with too much energy, don't always like it. Hard to reduce calories sometimes too. I am inspired to get in a 3 or 4 hour run this fall so I can relate to you marathoners.

    Triathlon gear is loaded with pockets - shorts and shirts. I find mens running clothing can be lacking in some areas in comparison to tri gear. If you find yourself in need of more running shorts/shirts you may be suprised with what you find in tri clothing.

  11. Britt I need those shorts from lululemon...three pockets?! And you look so cute in them. If you remember the name of them, let me know. I've never been to a lululemon store and don't know where to start.