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For a few months now I've seen Emily do a preview of next month's upcoming blog posts. I liked the idea, but since my blog ideas pop up without notice, I didn't think it would work for me.
Next month, however, I actually have a few fun things planned for the blog and wanted to share so you could start getting excited now! (Or, ahem, know which days to skip. Not that any of you would do that.)
Here's what's coming up in October on The Lady Okie:
More from my "How to Start Running" series, which will include posts on gear, setting a schedule, and staying injury free. I will also be adding a fun feature section to each running post, so you can meet some running blogger friends of mine and get inspired from their stories! (Don't miss Part 1: Setting Realistic Expectations.)
A marriage update, because I haven't written one of those since I wrote that letter to my newlywed self on our two-year anniversary back in May.
I have a post on tithing that I'm working on. I've wanted to post on this for over a year now and keep putting it off. It's happening this month!
For the past two months I've been keeping a dinner journal, where I document what we ate every night. This isn't part of a diet plan. It's just a fun, albeit nerdy, experiment. This month I'm going to tally up the dinners show you some favorite meals in the Bumgarner household as well as some pantry staples I try to keep on hand to whip up a quick dinner on the fly.
I also have 3 races this month! I'm so excited. I haven't run a race since my marathon in April, and I've been jealous of all the summer race recaps I've been reading. Here's what I have lined up:
- Color Run on October 5 (go here to get a discount code for $5 off!)
- My 6th half marathon on October 19
- The Tomato Dodge on October 26, which will either be freaking awesome or a total bust. I'm hoping for the former. (email me for a discount code for $7 off)
Now, for a...
***One-Day Linkup Announcement!***
This month I'm also going to be hosting a one-day linkup that I hope will be a lot of fun. I was brainstorming some post ideas and thought it would be fun to write one that copied the game my friends and I used to play in middle school (okay college, who am I kidding): Never Have I Ever. I lost pretty much every time because my friends were much more adventurous than I, but I like to think I've branched out a bit since my younger days.
So link up next Thursday, October 10, with your "Never Have I Ever" post, and we'll have some fun! You can make a list of things you've never done or write about one or two things. You can write about things you haven't done but want to do or things you've never done and don't ever want to do. It's whatever you want!
Just seriously, someone please link up. It would be embarrassing to have no one do it with me. You can grab this button if you're so inclined. I spent approximately 1.2 minutes on this. Never have I ever been to graphic design school. (See what I did there?)