I love September!
The sultry dusty days of July and August are finally over. It's dark noticeably later in the morning and noticeably earlier in the evening; yellow leaves dapple the trails at Cougar Mountain. The ski season is visible on the horizon ... Thanksgiving Silver Star reservations are made; races are planned. This year I've registered for both the American Birkebeiner in February and the Norwegian Birkebeiner in March. Registering doesn't guarantee they will happen; there are many potential obstacles between now and February or March -- injury, flu, workaholism, inadequate training -- but if I don't register, they are guaranteed NOT to happen. So I send in my money and I say out loud, this is my intention. Color me excited!