I just haven’t had the urge to blog really. There isn’t too much going on but I’ll catch you guys up on a few things. That’s if anyone even still reads this thing. I admit, I’ve fallen off of reading blogs too. I need to get back into the habit of it but I feel like a lot of bloggers have taken breaks lately.
On October 20th, I took part in the Baltimore Running Festival 5K! I’ve done a few other 5Ks before but they were charity/fun runs. This was my first “real” event with fancy chip timing and what felt like 100 other events happening at the same time. There was the 5K, Half Marathon, Marathon, and a Relay. I booked a room Downtown the night before that way I could get extra sleep and not have to worry about finding parking and dealing with closed roads. Honestly, it was one of the smarter things I’ve done. The best part was just having a place to relax and cool down afterwards. I was able to take a shower, do some stretches and just chill before heading home. As far as the race goes, I did really well! I was hoping to come in under 40 minutes and I did that. I finished in 39:14. Of course all I think about now is how close I was to 38 minutes but there’s always next year. The course was pretty flat and easy and featured runners of all levels. The celebration area was pretty great too. They did a really great job of making it feel like a festival and something you could enjoy almost all day, or until the marathon finished.
I’ve already signed up for next year and hope to improve on my time! October holds my favorite holiday and while I didn’t really do much, I did dress up. I went with Wednesday Addams! I bought the dress from Amazon for about $24, and grabbed the wig from Spirit Halloween for around $14 with a coupon. I have to say, I was really impressed with the wig. I know Halloween wigs can be hit or miss (mainly miss), but this one was pretty great. I received a ton of compliments on the costume and even went Trick or Treating! I attended a local Murder Mystery as well and had a great time with a group of friends.
That was about it really. I have a tattoo scheduled for this Friday, so I might post about that. It’s a coverup and I think people might have that interesting. Plus I have my 3rd round of laser hair removal this month! I can’t believe I’m already on my 3rd treatment. I still want to do another write up about that as well. I hope everyone is doing well and had a good October!