Four Somethings for July


January 2018 Share Foru Somethings #ShareFourSomethings

Thanks to Laurie from Meditations in Motion, I discovered a link up started by blogger Heather Gerwing. The fourth Saturday of each month (for me a Tuesday), Heather invites other bloggers to share their “Four Somethings”: Something Loved, Something Read, Something Treasured, and Something Ahead. Sharing these four somethings is a great way to recap your month and highlight what stood out to you. If you are a blogger, you may post your Four Somethings too!

1. Something Loved.

At this point in this HOT, HUMID summer, I have loved my Sunday time on Lake George.  It has been peaceful and scenic but more importantly, an opportunity to cool off, relax and read.

Unlike other summers, it has NOT been an occasion to connect with friends and participate in social gatherings.

How have you kept cool this summer?  Has it been different than previous summers?

2. Something Read.

Writers & Lovers

I took a break from my borrowed mystery novel collection since our library has now opened for book pick-up.

This book is is narrated by 31-year-old Casey, who is struggling to finish writing her first novel while trying to handle college loan debts and her mother’s recent, unexpected death. In the mix is a love triangle.

I really enjoyed this book and loved how the main character evolved and how the story ended.

Have you read this or King’s other novels?

3. Something Treasured.

My Friends.  

Of course, our times together are different. We are either 6 feet apart or on ZOOM but they are there for support and share our interests, worries, etc.

college friends with whom I went to France with

tennis friends

running/hiking buddies

They are all respectful of the need to stay safe.  I have felt isolated by working from home.  My friends have definitely added some normalcy to my life.

Have you been able to stay in touch with your friends?  

4. Something Ahead.

A Race-cation??

The Smuttynose Rockfest Half Marathon & 5k

Hopefully this will be in NH to run the Smuttynose Half Marathon.  Ten of us have rented a house for 4 days.

If not, my next one is in February in Fla.

Publix Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon

Sunday, Feb 14, 2021

Are you looking forward to any races that you have already registered for?


Since today is Tuesday, I’m linking up with Zenaida and Kim (Kooky Runner).


I’m also linking up here:

Formerly the Running Coaches’ Corner, it’s back with new co-hosts Coach Debbie RunsRunning on HappyConfessions of a Mother RunnerMile by MileRuns with Pugs, and Fauxrunner.

Happy Running! What are your somethings? Share at least ONE. 

22 thoughts on “Four Somethings for July

  1. Lake George looks amazing, Darlene! I would love to go there every weekend, too!
    I have never heard or read anything by Lily King. Sounds interesting!
    And nice to have a race-cation to look forward to!

    Theoretically, my next race will take place on 6 September with 10’000 other runners… It still isn’t cancelled. I hardly think that is going to happen, though!

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    • Doubt your race will happen. So sad.

      Not sure my race cation will happen. I would go even if the race is cancelled. Not sure everyone is as comfortable together. We’ll see.

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  2. Hope the racecation works out! I definitely miss those. I am thankful we have a big enough yard that we’ve been able to see some friends in the yard while still staying far enough to feel safe.

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  3. One thing I have also loved is the ability to reconnect with friends during this time. But it also made me really appreciate in-person gatherings. I can’t wait until it’s safe to do larger gatherings again – it will be so enjoyable!

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  4. I love that you’ve been able to see your friends so much!!

    I see so many boats while running along the lakefront and it reminds me of you.

    I have not registered for any races. I would like to do a few more half marathons to complete my goal.

    Thank you for linking up with us!

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