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 Comments on Friday Five: Fall Preview

  1. Answer: Grease 2 – which is incidentally, an awesome movie despite it’s poor Rotten Tomatoes rating.

  2. Okay, those outfits are super cute! I think I get paid tomorrow too…so I am staying away from that website! And good luck with MCM, so exciting!
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  3. I love the outfits! That red is so rich, beautiful. Have a great long weekend!
    Michele @ A Pace of Balance recently posted…Friday 5: Fall PreviewMy Profile

  4. I am usually not a red person, but that shade is beautiful! Congrats on the grad program and good luck at RNR VA
    Jennifer recently posted…Friday Five – Fall PreviewMy Profile

  5. Love that hail mary tank and the shorts!! What a cool thing to be a part of!! Good luck with your training!!
    Nicole recently posted…Falling Into SpringMy Profile

  6. Congrats on school! You’ll have to let me know your bib number for MCM, I may be out on the course cheering.

  7. I need that skirt and those shorts in the top right. Oh my goodness 🙂
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  8. Great list. As I sit here in my jersey for college colors day, I can’t believe I forgot to put football on the list, haha.
    John @ run. geek. run(disney) recently posted…Five Things to Look Forward to in Fall | Friday FiveMy Profile

  9. 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

  10. 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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  11. That color is amazing! This could be tempting… I have a thing for jackets, and I just love it in that color…
    Kat @ Life by the Laces recently posted…Friday Five: Fall PreviewMy Profile

  12. Those are some gorgeous athletic clothes! I love the red!! And best wishes on your back to school adventure!!
    April @ RunTheGreatWideSomewhere recently posted…Friday Five: Fall PreviewMy Profile

  13. OMG you get to buy a book bag?!? I am SO jealous! 🙂 I also am super psyched for football season. I’m usually pretty into baseball but I wasn’t really this summer so I am ready for a sports fix.
    Christine @ We Run Disney recently posted…Friday Five: Fall PreviewMy Profile

  14. Happy friday! We will hopefully see you at VA Beach and Marine corps!
    Meranda@fairytalesandfitness recently posted…5 Fall Races You Can Still Get IntoMy Profile

  15. Ooooo so excited to find out where you’re goin!! Please say it’s the University of Kentucky, we’d be best frans!!! haha But seriously thats awesome and I’m so proud of you!!
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  16. The red color is gorgeous! I’ll definitely check out the new line. Thanks for the discount code! And good luck at your race this weekend!
    Jennifer @ Running on Lentils recently posted…Friday Five: Fall PreviewMy Profile

  17. oh I love that red color-might “need” that great tank! Good luck this weekend in Va Beach-hope it’s not too hot. Should be a really fun race 🙂 Enjoy
    Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner recently posted…Friday Five-Fall Running PreviewMy Profile

  18. Oh I’m loving that red!! Good luck this weekend!!
    Michelle @ Running with Attitude recently posted…Friday Five: Fall PreviewMy Profile

  19. Oh come on.. that was too easy. Grease 2 is my love language 🙂 & I’m singing it now too 🙂
    Rebecca Jo recently posted…Friday Five: What I’m looking forward to this FallMy Profile

  20. Where are you going to school?
    Chelle @ Blogs Like a Girl recently posted…Friday Five: Fall PreviewMy Profile

  21. Your going to have such an awesome time at MCM, it was one of my favorites, ah the memories:)
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  22. 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

  23. I love the red, and I’m not even one who likes red! Your fall looks to be action packed! Congrats on getting accepted to school! That school reference sounds sooo familiar, I can’t think of where I remember it from!
    Janelle @ Run With No Regrets recently posted…Friday Five: My Fall PlansMy Profile

  24. I’m personally looking forward to those perfect fall runs and pumpkin everything! Marathon training is about to get a whole lot better once those 60 degree days roll around! 🙂
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  25. You are a Steelers fan??! Really. I had NO.IDEA, LOL 🙂 And I LOVE that red color, I will have to check the website out! That skirt in there is adorable!
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  26. That red just kills me. I want it all!!! Just waiting for the new month…

    Sounds like you have a great fall ahead of you.
    MCM Mama recently posted…Fun and active fall things to in the DC areaMy Profile

  27. 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
    AMP runs recently posted…Friday Five: Fall PreviewMy Profile

  28. grease 2 is one of my most favorite movies EVER. i mean come on, cool rider??? genius. and no, i’m not playing 🙂

    so excited for all the awesome things coming your way! yay!!!
    Courtney @ Eat Pray Run DC recently posted…Friday Five: Fall Preview!My Profile

  29. 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. 🙂
    Esther recently posted…Friday Link-up: Fall PreviewMy Profile

  30. 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!
    Amalia recently posted…Friday Five: What’s Happening This Fall!My Profile

  31. Ooh, I love that new Venus clothing, looks great! Sounds like you have a great Fall ahead of you 🙂

  32. Hopefully I’ll see you in VA Beach this weekend! I can’t think of any better way to close out summer than running RnR!
    Kathryn @ Dancing to Running recently posted…Friday Five – August 29th – Fall Race PreviewMy Profile

  33. I’m so excited about your marathon training, school, and everything else coming up!
    Cynthia @ You Signed Up For What?! recently posted…Friday Five: Fall Fitness FunMy Profile

  34. Hope that your race went well this morning!! Fall temps can’t get here soon enough!
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  35. LOVE the clothes! I was actually watching Venus play during the US Open and said to my family that want her shirt. I didn’t know you can actually buy it!
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  36. I need thatthat red jacket in my closet ASAP!
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