School Days, School Days

I love the Fall - crisp air, bursts of colors in trees, apple picking, chilly morning runs, back to school shopping, and best of all, PUMPKIN SPICE LATTES!! The last few weeks of summer have been lovely – running nearly every day (haaaaallelujah!), date nights with Adam, ice cream Sundaes with my DC fam, dinners with my real fam, and best of all, wedding planning! Basically, doing a lot and yet nothing at all! It was glorious to check out, let go for a bit, and hit the reset button. To not plan more than a week (or sometimes a day!) ahead, and to live in the moment.

As I return to Chi-town and re-move into my apartment, I am enjoying the last week of white space in my iCal - and the last few days of lake swims before it gets to frigid - before we hit the ground running and get back to the routine! I’m really excited for classes this term, and hopefully I can bring a bit of that “living in the moment” state of mind to the crazy MBA schedule!

No road trip is complete without the traditional SalAd date at our fave coffee spot - Ashlawn Farms!

No road trip is complete without the traditional SalAd date at our fave coffee spot - Ashlawn Farms!

Sundae fixings, compliments of Baked & Wired and Farmer's Cow Ice Cream!

Sundae fixings, compliments of Baked & Wired and Farmer's Cow Ice Cream!

Beautiful spread for our FAB engagement party, compliments of Ry and Alana! Thanks guys!

Beautiful spread for our FAB engagement party, compliments of Ry and Alana! Thanks guys!

Spent way too much time with this joker! :-P

Spent way too much time with this joker! :-P

Pulled out the BlueSeventy Helix for some open water fun in the sun in CT (thanks to Lifeguard Ad!)

Pulled out the BlueSeventy Helix for some open water fun in the sun in CT (thanks to Lifeguard Ad!)

Fun in the ... not sun! USAT compression socks = makeshift arm warmers for cold, rainy ride in the Poconos! Certainly earned my lunch today!

Fun in the ... not sun! USAT compression socks = makeshift arm warmers for cold, rainy ride in the Poconos! Certainly earned my lunch today!

Been a while since we've been to the ocean!

Been a while since we've been to the ocean!

Breaking up wedding planning with some fun - skipping rocks at The Castle Hill Inn!

Breaking up wedding planning with some fun - skipping rocks at The Castle Hill Inn!

Missed this view!

Missed this view!

Spectating at Rev3 Pocono while this kid laid down fastest time on the day (if it weren't for missing his wave)!

Spectating at Rev3 Pocono while this kid laid down fastest time on the day (if it weren't for missing his wave)!

Pitstop on the way back to Chicago for my run - not a bad backdrop!

Pitstop on the way back to Chicago for my run - not a bad backdrop!