Hey guys and welcome to September! While it's meteorologically speaking technically fall, it definitely doesn't feel that way around here to me...! Summer has been hot here in the Southeast and I can't believe it's technically over. While it seems like summer flew by, August went by fastest of all. In fact, I didn't realize it was already September until earlier this week when my schedule showed the end date of September 4th. I guess it's been busy around here! With it being the first Saturday of the month, it's time for my Ultimate Coffee Date catch-up post. Here's what I've been up to recently.
If we were having coffee… I’d tell you: That I'm totally obsessed with cold brew coffee now. With August being so incredibly hot all month long we gave up drinking hot coffee and just let it go cold in the pot before drinking it. With all the buzz I've been hearing for months and months about cold brew NoKey and I finally decided to try a brand from the store only to find out we're absolutely smitten with it.
If we were having coffee… I’d tell you: Some of my favorite trips of the season were in August. This month I played REI Adventures Camp Host a few times - meaning I didn't actually do any hiking during the 4-day camping trips. I stayed back in camp and prepped food all day and I loved every minute of it! I'm super excited to have this new aspect to my job. While I absolutely love hiking and guiding, it's nice to switch things up a bit too! Speaking of switching things up...
If we were having coffee… I’d tell you: I've taken on so other responsibilities at work as well! With two of our ladies due with baby girls this winter, I'll be taking over some office duties to help fill in. If you try to reach the office I work in throughout this "off season" chances are we'll be talking to each other! I'm also taking on some additional responsibilities to help out with all the paperwork we receive for backpacking trips and gear rentals. I'm super excited to be learning new things.
If we were having coffee… I’d tell you: I did some hardcore adulting this month. Early on in August my washing machine caught on FIRE and needed to be replaced. I also helped NoKey rescue two stray dogs, made optometrist appointments for both of us, got NoKey into a great dentist, and found us primary care physicians. Adult level: Expert.
If we were having coffee… I’d tell you: Labor Day Weekend totally snuck up on me. Like I said in the first part of the post, I didn't even realize it was almost September/Labor Day until first thing Monday morning! How in the world did that happen?!
If we were having coffee… I’d tell you: It's time for me to start seriously running again. All summer long I've been training with NoKey for his Couch to 10K program. We're both running a few races together this fall, including a 5K, a 10K (maybe for both of us, but maybe just me) and NoKey will be running his first half marathon in December. I'm also signed up to run The Pistol 50K on New Years Eve and maybe even helping pace a friend in the 100-miler at the same event. Time to get serious again about running!
Well guys, that was my month in a nutshell! I really feel like I've been slacking on blog posts here lately. I've been pretty busy with trips this summer and haven't really been inspired to write about much of anything and for that I apologize. Is there anything you'd like me to tackle on the blog coming up this fall? I'd love to know what you'd like to see on the blog. Leave me a comment below to let me know!