Revelstoke, British Columbia

Hello October! Before I start with goals for the new month, I have to say that September was pretty great. It’s such a great feeling to look back and see that I accomplished not only what I set out to, but also managed to somehow sneak in a few extras that really made the month what it was. Jake surprised me with tickets to Kurious, and I returned the gesture by signing him up for a 10-Miler later that week – makes total sense, right? Despite his initial reaction, I think it’s hard to say which one he enjoyed more! On top of that, two of our closest friends got engaged, and I can’t wait to shoot their engagement photos later this month. What a glorious season this is.

September goals recap

Keep up with half marathon plan
Set solid weekly/daily routines for the remainder of the year – getting there
See Wicked with Jake and go to Fresh
Girls trip to beautiful western Canada – can’t wait to share photos!

October goals

Fast from sugar for two weeks – starting today, Lord help me
Celebrate Thanksgiving with our families
Keep up with stretching and foam rolling post-run – I’m awful for this
Run a half marathon
Surprise Jake with a weekend away

A few weeks ago, Jake and I snuck off to Niagara-on-the-Lake for a midweek getaway. It’s so much fun exploring such a beautiful area so close to your own home, especially when there’s a cute inn, dinner on the veranda, and sprawling fruit orchards involved.

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Hi there! As I continue to transition from my old blog, I’ll begin to incorporate more personal posts. If this is your first time visiting, welcome! You can read a little bit more about me and my family here.

Katelin Barkey Photography

August was such a great month for us – time with friends and family, time away with just each other, so many unexpected opportunities. I can’t really think of a better way to follow all of that up than with my absolute favourite season of the year. While a part of me is sad to say goodbye to the summer months, I can’t help but celebrate a little bit. Growing up, I lived for July and August at the cottage. Now as an adult, I look forward to September and October basically all year. Fall always feels like a fresh start, and there’s too many things that I love about this wonderful time to list.

August goals recap

Pick blueberries with Jake
Start my (official) half marathon plan
Finish my summer course
Launch a website – hello!
Post three sessions
Finalize a girls’ trip for September
Stick to our food and fuel budget on Mint – almost!
Visit Niagara-on-the-Lake with Jake
Start using my french press again
Eat more fruit and veggies in season while they’re still here

September goals

Keep up with half marathon plan
Set solid weekly/daily routines for the remainder of the year
See Wicked with Jake and go to Fresh (my favourite restaurant)
Girls trip to beautiful western Canada – can’t wait!