I'm already starting to mourn the end of summer. I know we have a few more weeks left, but I feel like my own summer just started -- work kept me very busy up until now -- and I am feeling the pressure of all the things I wanted to do this summer and haven't done yet. Let's see: Lose the weight? Nope. Reorganize my house and figure out how to keep it that way? Nope. Repaint the living room to cover up the ugly 198s-style floral border? Nope. Dig up the two privets in my front flowerbed and replace them with something prettier? Not yet. I do think I can get at least those last two done before summer is over. I also have to prepare for fall classes, which are coming up faster than I can think about.
I am also dreading the thought of another one of our long, dark winters. Training becomes that much harder when the days are short and cold and dark. That's why I wanted to end this summer without the extra poundage. I'm considering some possible ways to make it happen but haven't really committeed to any of them. I could go back to Weight Watchers. I could try lifting weights in addition to or instead of some of the stuff I'm doing now. I could try to work up to two-a-day workouts. I could get serious about cutting calories. I'm not sure which of these or which combination of these would be most likely to work, so I've been continuing with my usual training and logging my food. I did a 9-10 mile run on Thursday on the way up to October's half marathon. I feel very happy about my progress there, at least.