Friday Five: Fall Preview

Ah yes, Labor Day weekend…  I always say this signifies summers “Last Rites”. Even though the season doesn’t officially end for a few more weeks, for all intents and purposes (with kids going back to school and pools closing) welcome to FALL!!

In honor of the impending change in seasons, Courtney, Cynthia and I chose “Fall Preview” for this weeks Friday Five theme. What’re your plans, what’re you looking forward to, what’s happening? Join us this and every week!FF

Now as for me I am not letting summer go down without a fight. I will be running the Rock n’ Roll Virginia Beach half this weekend and enjoying the Atlantic Ocean breeze and sand one last time with some fabulous blogging peeps (see you soon Maria and Abby!)  I am looking forward to fall though and here are just a few reasons why:

ONE:  Reason numero uno is a biggie, MARINE CORPS MARATHON!!!  I’ll wait for a later post to detail where I think I am in terms of training and preparedness but I’m certainly looking forward to this milestone run.  MCM

TWO:  Dare I say, football?!  It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know I am a HUGE Steelers fan and if summer has to end, well happy that football comes with it!  And in true Mar fashion I already have a couple of road trips planned for some away games (c’mon, you know I can’t stay put for very long!)

THREE:  Preparing for back to school.  “I’m going back, back, back to school again. Oh oh I wanna go, back to schoooool” (I will buy dinner for the first person who knows where this song lyric is from!!)  I’m keeping mum on the details of the program I’ve applied to (for now) but I just received my acceptance letter and will start next Spring. I’ll need these next few months post marathon to get all my little ducks in a row. Hmm, do I need a book bag? 🙂  Do they still call them that?  Dreams

FOUR:  My summer was extremely busy with work and travel and other things.  Right now marathon training is taking over everything else. However, I have been working on my plans for formally offering run coaching services which I look to implement in the days and weeks to come.  And number three has a little something to do with this 😉

FIVE:  Several weeks ago I mentioned sitting on a conference call with the EleVen By Venus team to preview the Fall 2014 collection. Part of the collection, Herringbone, went live that week.  I also mentioned that I hoped you liked RED because the Vintage Floral collection has lots of it AND was just released on the EleVen site (Venus has also been sporting it throughout the US Open!) Good thing today is payday for me (or perhaps not).  Use code Team11MarA for 10% off!!

can we talk about this collection?! wowza!  EBV

What’s on your fall agenda? What do you think of this RED?

71 thoughts on “Friday Five: Fall Preview

  1. Congrats on going back to school! Can’t wait to hear what you’ll be studying, but #4 seemed to be a pretty good hint! 🙂

    I am so ready for football, too! Can’t wait to watch my Hokies first game of the season tomorrow!

    I’ve run both the VA Beach half (once) and MCM (ten times). Both are amazing races.

    Have fun at the beach!!!
    Debbie @ Deb Runs recently posted…For Me, This Fall Will Bring…My Profile

  2. Good luck this weekend! I’ve got Ragnar, the a Reston 10 miler and the Army 10 Miler coming up, plus some work trips to Vancouver, Chicago and Phoenix. Should be a busy fall!
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  3. LOVE that red, Mar! I’m so excited about your race this weekend – what fun! I hope you have a great time and that you enjoy your long weekend. You wonder whether they are still called “book bags;” have you ever heard them referred to as “satchels?” Let’s bring that back – ha! Congrats on your acceptance, and I can’t wait to hear more about this new adventure. Take care!
    Tara @ Running ‘N’ Reading recently posted…Fall PreviewMy Profile

  4. Congrats on going back to school! That is huge!! Maybe one day I’ll eventually go back for that MBA lol…but not yet! 😉 I’m going to look out for Venus in the red. Haven’t seen much women’s yet, but watching Rog [Federer] playing now
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  5. Sounds like some great things coming up! Congrats on getting into your new program! Love school and miss it…Think about going back but not sure what I would do if I did…
    I am not usually a fan of red, but that is a really pretty red. 🙂
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  6. I don’t know about a book bag but I do recommend a laptop! I bought a desktop computer and totally wished I had had a laptop while I was at school! Just my tip 🙂

    I also went with a backpack – despite being older than most students I find its what most have this day! Saves my back!
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  7. Ooh, I love that new Venus clothing, looks great! Sounds like you have a great Fall ahead of you 🙂

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