August 29, 2014

Friday Five: Fall Preview

I am one of those people that loves everything about fall - the clothing, the weather, the treats, and the holidays.  It's just always been my season.  And that might have something to do with the fact that I was born in October so I'm just partial to this time of year.  When I saw the DC Trifecta's Friday Five topic this week of "Fall Preview," I was immediately on board.  What better to write about than some of my favorite things?!

1. A new jacket: As I've gotten a little older, I've started making investments in my wardrobe.  I'm starting to find that I'll make one or two big purchases each season and buy some fun accessories or cheaper trendy clothes to mix in.  A few summers ago, I was on a quest for the perfect jean jacket and for the past two fall seasons, I've been looking for the perfect caramel-colored leather jacket.  After enlisting the help of one of my very fashionable coworkers, I found it!  I'm looking forward to some cooler days when I can finally start wearing this beauty....and not with a Princeton swimming t-shirt and cotton shorts!

2. My third marathon: It's no secret that I'm already training for my next marathon, the Richmond marathon in mid-November. I'm on the upswing of mileage now and I'm eager to work hard through the rest of my training and see what I can do in this race.

3. A fun Birthday trip: Mom and I are heading down for a long weekend to Walt Disney World for the Tower of Terror 10 Mile race.  We've never done this race before and we're really excited for it.  The timing for the race is perfect as it aligns with a 10 mile cut-back week in my marathon training schedule.  The race also happens to fall right around my Birthday so the timing really is impeccable.

4. Roasting: It's no secret that I love to cook and I always enjoy a chance to indulge in the season's best flavors.  One of my favorite ways to cook is roasting meat, vegetables, whatever with tons of fresh herbs and spices.  It really is a perfect accompaniment to a chilly evening.

5. Fantasy Football: Now you probably didn't expect that this pink-loving, Lilly Pulitzer-wearing, domestic diva is into Fantasy Football, but that's where you would be wrong.  Each year, I strategize my team's name and corresponding logo to maximize my trash talking potential.  Previous team names have included "Brady's Baby Mamas," "Make it rain, suckas," and "Ladies is pimps too."  Many of these names originated from being the only girl in my previous league.  I LIVE for fantasy football.  Last year I was second in my league and this year I'm out for blood.

Thanks for hosting a great Friday Five linkup, Mar, Courtney, and Cynthia!  Happy long weekend Friday, y'all!
{Christine}

11 comments:

  1. I am not quit ready for fall, but love your 5. That jacket is awesome!

    I think I'm looking forward to finally being settled. My last furniture is coming tomorrow, which means everything will be in its place by the end of the weekend.

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    1. YAY for having all of your furniture! I'm sure that will be a great feeling to start getting settled. And let's be honest...I don't have a brutal Chicago winter on the other side of fall so it's a little easier for me to be excited I'm sure!

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  2. Fall is my favorite season!!! I love the cooler air and I especially love Halloween and all the decorations! And my birthday is in the fall too...November 1st! One of these days I'm going to run Tower of Terror for my birthday! ;-)

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    1. I don't know what it is about fall...maybe the allure of cooler, clearer air after long hot summers but it's definitely very refreshing. I'll let you know what I think about ToT for a bday trip...I have a feeling I'll give you the thumbs up!

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  3. Ha, I love football but I hate fantasy football! I'm going to be at WDW the weekend of TOT, but I don't have a bib! We're going down for the Halloween Party. I'm scrambling around trying to find a legal bib, but I may just have to enjoy the race from the sidelines! Fall is my favorite time of year too and I'm a Thanksgiving baby!

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  4. 3 marathons already wow that is impressive. Good luck in Richmond hear it's a great race

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  5. I am a Fantasy Football girl too!! My team name this year is "Victorious Secret" lol! :0)

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  6. ahhh! you just reminded me I need to come up with a team name too!! most of league members are Steelers fans ;)

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  7. Ok, you literally made us LOL about your fantasy football! Good luck with your teams! It was great seeing you today!

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  8. You're going to rock Richmond, and I love that you and your mom are celebrating your birthday at Disney! I can't wait to see what costumes you come up with for the race!

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  9. I need to put Richmond on my bucket list! I love to roast too, have you tried roasting brussel sprouts? Mmm mm good! And what a great bday in Disney! Have a great time!

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