See Ya September

Life has been full of crazy ups and downs since I last wrote here. At that time, I was heavy into marathon training, having just had a major PR at a 5K, and looking forward to a busy September of running. Instead, I spent much of the month on the couch resting after suffering a bike accident and devastating running injury (anterior tibialis tendonitis) that left me in a walking boot and saying good-bye to my marathon dreams. So now I’m working on getting healthy again and trying to focus on what I have, not what I’ve lost. We also lost a few family members and friends–Mike’s grandfather, one of his step-grandfathers and a dear family friend–all gone in the last couple of weeks.

But life hasn’t been all sadness. We’ve gone to some fantastic shows–Cavalia’s Odysseo, the American Repertory Theater’s All the Way and the Huntington Theatre Company’s The Jungle Book. We also celebrated our second wedding anniversary, went to a fabulous wedding of two dear friends and went to Provincetown. Here’s a re-cap in photos …

IMG_3587Cavalia’s Odysseo came to Somerville in August and we took in the horse-human circus one lovely Friday night.

IMG_3594Love this photo of us!

IMG_3608We also took one last beach trip on a beautiful summer day.

IMG_3609We celebrated our second anniversary with a simple dinner at home (nicoise salad–in honor of our honeymoon in France) and beautiful flowers from the talented ladies of Forêt.

IMG_3620All packed up and ready to go to Provincetown! I got in a bike accident (luckily I was OK, just a bit banged up and shaken up) on the way to the ferry, but we didn’t let it stop us from having a fun weekend.

IMG_3628We kept the anniversary celebration going with an amazing dinner at Mews in Provincetown and a lovely stroll along Commercial Street where we took in all the festive gallery openings.

IMG_3650We rented kayaks and rowed out to a lighthouse where we had lunch on the beach. We also went to see Blue Jasmine, which we loved!

IMG_3664I went on a 20-mile run while in Provincetown that was one of my favorites ever. It was so fun to do a long run in a different place and it went really well. Little did I know it would be one of my last runs before being taken down by my injury.

IMG_3677As usual, we ate so much good food in Provincetown. We got ice cream twice, had lobster rolls and absolutely loved our meal at Karoo Kafe. We were sad when the weekend ended, but it was time to celebrate Mike’s 29th birthday!

IMG_3633After getting back to Boston, we met up with friends for an evening of drinks, food and fun at The Independent. We had a great time catching up and Mike was lucky enough to receive a lot of really lovely presents from friends and family this year. Thanks everyone!

IMG_3688Unfortunately the good times came to a screeching halt when I was felled by tendonitis and had to don a walking boot. Coming to terms with missing the marathon and dealing with a long, slow recovery has not been easy, but things are getting better each day. And I’m looking forward to a more successful October.

IMG_3708Despite my injury, we went to see All the Way, which was absolutely amazing. We love the American Repertory Theater so much and its newest show was as fantastic as always. Before the show we ate at a new restaurant on Harvard Square, Beat Hotel, and had an incredible meal. I think we might head back there this weekend!

IMG_3719Muzzy came down to keep me company one day while I was injured and we went to the SoWa Open Market downtown, which was really fun. We got lunch from the food trucks and browsed jewelry, antiques and just enjoyed the day. Afterward we took in the Somerville Dog Festival where we ran into Zeus.

IMG_3729The cooler weather has me feeling like cooking and baking all kinds of things, so I decided to tackle biscotti. This is one of Mike’s favorite treats and my first batch was a huge success!

IMG_3734Last weekend we had the pleasure of attending the wedding of two dear friends. It was held right in Cambridge and we had such a fun time. They were so happy and in love and we loved dancing and celebrating with them after their beautiful ceremony.

So after all of that, I’m hoping October has all the fun that the end of the summer/beginning of fall included without all the bad stuff. I’m really looking forward to this weekend when my brother and mom are coming to visit and to a generally happier, healthier October!

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