Friday Fives: Things I’m Excited For in November!

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November is one of my favorite months of the year!! I kind of already talked about that, along with some thing’s I’m excited about here, but hey, I figured I could go into a little bit more detail about what they are and why I’m excited about them again! 🙂

1. The Longview Half Marathon 

Not gonna lie, I’m partly dreading this one haha. This training cycle has not gone well for me. I spend almost two months over the summer injured and unable to run and then I got sick on Tuesday and was unable to do much running this week. That coupled with a lot of life stuff that’s been going on and I’ve been dealing with, I just don’t think I’ve done enough work to be able to run this half without doing a whole lot of suffering. If my most recent long runs are any indication, well then this thing is gonna be absolutely miserable.

I’m still excited for it though! This is going to be my 3rd half marathon and the 3rd year in a row that I’ve run this specific race (and since the KC Running Company has only been putting on this race for 4 years now, I think that’s really neat!). This race is becoming my November tradition and I want to run it as many years in a row as I can, so I definitely can’t back out on it now, when I’m so early into this little streak I’ve created for myself!

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2. My Birthday! 

Yay! I’m gonna be 26 years on on the 15th of this month!!

I think I might be getting to that age when some people (especially women) start getting a little bit self conscious about their age and don’t exactly want to celebrate birthdays anymore. I say that because I see a bunch of people I went to high school with post on Facebook complaining about how their getting “old”. I’m not entirely sure if they mean it or not though. Either way, I don’t think that at 25 going on 26 years old that I have enough life experience to be self conscious of my age. And honestly I don’t think I’m ever going to be the kind of person who is. It’s just a number, right? And besides, birthdays are fun! I mean, people spend the day acknowledging the fact that they’re glad you were born and celebrating the fact that you’ve traveled around the sun, well, 26 times in my case, but obviously that varies depending on how old you are. How neat is that?! 🙂

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3. Traveling to Colorado for Thanksgiving! 

Obviously Thanksgiving is usually a lot of fun in and of itself. You get to spend the day (hopefully) surrounded by family, stuffing your face full of turkey, pie, and all sorts of goodies, while thinking about all of the things you’re thankful for. But this year should be even more exciting because Luke and I are going to be spending Thanksgiving day with my mom, dad, and brother in Colorado. I don’t exactly get to see my family very often now that they live 10 hours away, so I’m excited to see them! I mean, neither of my sisters will be there. One has to work and the other’s husband just got home from being deployed in Europe so they want to spend some time alone, but at least I’ll get to see my parents and brother! I actually got to see my mom and brother over the summer, but it’s been a really long time since I’ve seen my dad, so I’m super stoked about that!!

 

4. The Coming of Colder Weather! 

We’ve had some pretty nice days in October, and even a few pretty cold days, but November usually brings much colder weather and I can’t wait! Cold weather running is sooo much better and so much more fun than warm weather running.

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5. Christmas Season!! 

For me, Christmas season starts in November. Now, I’m not one of those people who start decorating and playing Christmas music and what not the second the clock strikes midnight on November first. But in my family it was basically a tradition to start decorating for Christmas on Thanksgiving day. I wont be able to do that this year, since we’ll be in Colorado on Thanksgiving (well, unless my mom and dad want to decorate their apartment that is), but I will the second I get home! Plus Christmas season is such a fun, magical time of year, so I’m gonna celebrate as long as possible, dammit! 😉

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What are some things that you’re excited for this month? 🙂

Happy Friday and November, everyone!

~Ashley

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10 thoughts on “Friday Fives: Things I’m Excited For in November!

  1. peacelovepointers

    I am excited about Christmas music! My favorite Christmas music is classical choral music and I love cool piano arrangements of hymns and stuff, though I never get around to playing them myself because I am too lazy, haha! Not a fan of Jingle Bells though. 😉
    Oh hey, did you know that if you play Jingle Bells and Scotland the Brave at the same time, they go together? You have to play them in the same key of course, hahaha!

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    1. Ashley Dailey Post author

      Ooooh I’m excited for Christmas music as well!! I like a lot of the traditional hymns as well, but I also like a lot of the I guess “mainstream” Christmas songs. Hahahaha jingle bells does get super annoying after about one listen. I did not know that! Lol you learn something new every day! 😁
      And with that, I think I’m gonna go listen to Relient K’s Christmas album “Let It Snow Baby, Let It Reindeer” now. I guess it’s still a little early, but that’s on of my all time favorite Christmas albums! 😊

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      1. Ashley Dailey Post author

        I definitely recommend it! It’s great!
        Oh man, that would definitely get annoying! Hahaha my mom likes to do that, but with the movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. I swear my whole family can recite the whole movie line for line…

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    2. tammi1438

      Dude you celebrate your birthday! Have fun doing it! I get so sick of people taking about being old! Especially in their damn 20’s life hasn’t even start yet. Geeze! You know why they are old….because they say it all the damn time! I’ll be 50 in January and I’m nearly as old as those people…heck on going to Lady Gaga in two weeks! Whose old?! Please girl you celebrate life to the freakin fullest. You just lost a friend who didn’t know how to do that…you get an opportunity to see yet another year…you celebrate it baby!

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      1. Ashley Dailey Post author

        I totally agree!! And that’s awesome!! I’ve heard Lady Gaga puts on a fantastic show! Have fun!!! But anyway, I heard somewhere (although I can’t exactly remember where) that you’re only old when you stop experiencing new things and I love that and think it’s 100% true!

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    1. Ashley Dailey Post author

      I totally agree!! I think that maybe there’s a lot of pressure to have a lot of fun, travel, go out every night, etc. while you’re in your 20’s and I mean, most people can’t really do that when they’re just starting out on there own like a lot of 20 somethings are. And definitely believe you! I feel like life just keeps getting more exciting as you go. 😊

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