September wrap up + planning for October

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Don’t you imagine the leaves dream now

how comfortable it will be to touch

the earth instead of the

nothingness of the air and the endless

freshets of wind? And don’t you think

the trees, especially those with

mossy hollows, are beginning to look

for the birds that will come—six, a dozen—to sleep

inside their bodies? And don’t you hear

the goldenrod whispering goodbye,

the everlasting being crowned with the first

tuffets of snow? The pond

stiffens and the white field over which

the fox runs so quickly brings out

its long blue shadows. The wind wags

its many tails. And in the evening

the piled firewood shifts a little,

longing to be on its way.

Song for Autumn, Mary Oliver

September highlights
completed 64 workouts (strength, yoga, strength, cycle, hiking, running)
exceeded Apple fitness goal of closing all three activity rings 25 times
31 rides + 7 PRs
started The Power of Awareness training course
read five books
completed 31 days of Metahuman lessons
celebrated 40th birthday in Sonoma
therapy session
finally tried nighttime photography (thanks to my husband’s birthday gift)
camped at Hendy Woods State Park + explored Anderson Valley
two lives rides with Schweloton group + made it in the top five
participated in Monterey Aquarium Live (virtual)
Big Basin photo featured on KQED
survived orange Wednesday
grieved the loss of RBG
welcomed autumn
explored the Marina District
Sunday morning Golden Gate Park walkabout
journaled
three blog posts
continued meditation practice
finish review of the last decade
finished 40 by 40 challenge
continued daily NYT mini crossword + Spelling Bee challenges
continued to check out local restaurants via delivery/takeout
continued using Habit app to track gratitude and other items
created many delicious meals
continued weekly “three good things” practice + blog post

October intentions + what I’m looking forward to
virtual Oktoberfest
celebrate Ellie’s birthday
visit SFMOMA
read four books (including “Stamped from the Beginning”)
write six blog posts
continue meditation practice
continue The Power of Awareness course
start stairs of SF challenge
continue #Schweloton live rides
earn my spot in Peloton’s century club
one photo series/session
vote (early)
present at conference
contemplate new long-term challenge
celebrate wedding + birthdays from afar

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