Fabulous Fall

So far this has been one of those perfect fall weekends (well, minus the fact that I had to work for a few hours yesterday). The weather is perfect for running, walking around and just being out and about. It’s also perfect for sleeping. I no longer need to use my air conditioner, and it’s just cool enough to need an extra blanket on my bed.

Yesterday ended up being a great day. I was pretty beat after my 11-miler, so I was able to rest for a little while before I went to New Jersey. Although I’ve been whiny about weekend working, it wasn’t so bad. I spent a few hours at my company’s booth in a big exhibit hall and talked with lots of people. I also got to spend some time with coworkers I don’t normally interact with much, so that was nice.

After the conference, I hopped on the NJ Transit bus back to the city, got dolled up (well, somewhat—a skirt and a tank top is as fancy as I could get after a long day) then met ABS and his friend downtown. We went to a fundraiser event that was raising money for a school on the Lower East Side. (I think? I’ll be honest, I got there late and I wasn’t totally sure what I was supporting. But ABS had a few friends on the host committee, so I trust that it was a good cause.)

Adrian Grenier (from Entourage) was there! The ladies were going a bit nuts over him. And with good reason—he’s one good looking man. The party was a blast and it was a really cool set up. They converted the playground to one big dance floor. I loved it.

After that we headed to Galway Hooker Downtown, at which point I was ready for bed. We stayed for a bit, then decided to call it a night around 1:30 am. Way past my bedtime!

It was so nice not to set an alarm to wake up today. I didn’t get out of bed until after 9! That’s pretty much unheard of for me. I had a granola bar then headed out for a 5-mile run. My legs were really tired from yesterday, so I stopped halfway into the run to do some dips on a park bench. My triceps were burning. I love that feeling.

Now I’ve got two loads of laundry going and I’m doing some more packing around the apartment. I can’t believe I’m moving in three weeks! So exciting. Once the laundry is done I’m going to bring a load of stuff up to ABS’s apartment (my future apartment!) then go watch his soccer game.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Can’t wait to read everyone’s recaps of the Chicago Marathon!



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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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