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It’s official – the Summer of Deb is over.  Bummer, it was fun!  Last weekend KP Football had a bye week so Greg & I took one last weekend adventure to cap it off.  We decided to stay local and enjoy the two great cities we live between.

Friday night we hit Providence for WaterFire and a nice dinner.

WaterFire - Providence, RI

WaterFire – Providence, RI

Saturday we spent in Boston and stayed the night. It was a beautiful weekend and we walked around picking and choosing our touristy moments.  Good times!

Here lies Greg's favorite founding father

Here lies Greg’s favorite founding father Sam Adams

Deb in Boston

A stroll through the Public Gardens

Boston Cheers

Cheers! There was a lot of walking…

Today I put on my warm socks, a sure sign Fall is here.  I guess it’s time to buckle down.  This week Greg & the KP Football team are buckling down for their league games, which start tomorrow night, and will get more difficult each week.   For me?  I feel like I need to buckle down too – I am just not sure doing what!  For the past few weeks I’ve been productive doing the yard work and some house fix-it projects, but suddenly it feels like I should be doing more.  It’s probably just the change in the seasons, or perhaps the fact that I haven’t worked in six months!

I’ll figure it out in a few weeks.  First, I need to finish training for the B.A.A. Half Marathon in Boston.  The race is October 12th and this year I’m running on the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Team.  They took such good care of me (and so many other people!) over the last two years, the least I could do is help raise funds so others can kick cancer’s ass too!  If you’d like to donate – here is the link to my page –  http://www.rundanafarber.org/baahalf2014/deborahnorris.  Every little bit helps and I will run my heart out…

The not working thing helped get my fitness level back and I’m feeling strong, but I do need to buckle down these next couple weeks.  My training runs are up to 8 miles, but I need to work on going faster!!  My goal is to be under 2 hours, something that I’ve never done before.  I came close back in 2008 with a time of 2:01, but I’m a stickler for details, so it needs to be 1:59:59.

I know It’s All Mental, the mind is a powerful thing, but mine has been on vacation for six months!  Perhaps I should use this time while I’m running to figure out what I want to do with my life, or at least for the winter…