Summer is almost donezo. And you know what? I couldnâ€™t be more excited for pumpkin, football, and cooler temperatures.
Remind me how excited I was for fall when I start complaining that itâ€™s too chilly outâ€¦
August 2011 was a great month for me. Iâ€™ll remember it because I was lucky enough to spend a lot of time with friends and family; ran a pretty strong triathlon; and nearly finished my third book.
Hereâ€™s the best posts on Healthy Tipping Point from Augustâ€¦ Thanks again for reading and commenting. So many of these posts are great posts because of the discussions that occurred in the comments section!
Most Helpful Post: How to Shift Bike Gears (Without Falling Over): DadHTP explains how to shift gears on a road bike. Iâ€™m still confused.
Best Race: Lake Logan International Triathlon. A truly amazing race. I kicked BUTT. I will carry the memory of this race with me for many, many years. I also shared my tips for packet pick-up at a tri â€“ itâ€™s quite the complicated process!
Best Debate: A Ruff Debate: Do Dogs Belong in Bed? Some said it was precious, others screamed, â€œHOW GROSS!â€ But Maggie and James are still spooning in bed with meâ€¦
Runner-up: Locker Nekkidness
Most Controversial: Giving Up the Java I was surprised at how some people reacted to my desire to quit coffee, while others supported my efforts. Who knew coffee could be so controversial?!
Best Post for Newbie Runners: My Four Rules of Running How to run far, have fun, and not drive yourself crazy, in four easy steps!
Best Recipe: PANDA
BALLS BITES Without a doubt, Panda Bites were my favorite culinary creation of August 2011. Yum, yum.
Best Celebration: Shower(s). Although the Healthy Living Summit was fun, it was truly amazing to see my college girlfriends again for Laurenâ€™s shower and bachelorette. Also, I think the fact that Lauren didnâ€™t geek out about a little hurricane on her special weekend speaks volumes about the type of person that she is â€“ one more reason I love her!
Best Books: The Hunger Games I read so many excellent books this month! My favorite was The Hunger Games series; Iâ€™m still waiting to read the final book in the trilogy! <â€”Willpower, yo. I also read a great book about healthy pregnancy and The Help.
Best Workout: The Camel Hump Workouts This is truly my favorite type of interval workout. I cannot wait to have some more free time so I can tackle the treadmill again!
Post That Most Illustrates Why I Love My Husband: Straight-Up Nature I knew he didnâ€™t want to get into that spider-infested kayak, but he did. What a guy.
Best Post About My Lady Parts: Necessary, Part IV With this post, I (hopefully) ended the long, drawn-out series about my struggles with abnormal pap smears. I really cannot say â€œthank you!â€ enough for your support throughout this process.
And now, my readers are perpetually scared that Iâ€™m going to talk about private parts every time I post a picture of a flower. Sorry, guys.