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Endless Summer

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Target® C9 through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Target® C9, all opinions are my own.

I seriously can not believe it is September. Wasn’t it just Memorial Day?

I had our whole summer planned out for us. Trips to the beach at least once a week, road trips, yoga on the beach (for me), hiking adventures.

And now it’s September. I don’t think we even accomplished half of what we wanted.

I really need an endless summer.

Well summer isn’t technically over till the 21st so we are going to try to scratch a few more things off our list.Even still, just because the calendar says summer is winding down, it’s not time to hibernate.

It’s time to get out there!

With the cooler temperatures and the mosquitoes not as relentless, it’s the perfect time to head to the trails for some hiking.

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Since my kids are only 4 years old, we haven’t been too adventuresome with our hiking trips. Mostly it’s been 1-2 mile walks with only a slight degree of upness. For the most part they do good walking on their own. The excitement of scrambling over rocks and trees pushes them for a good part. But there comes a point when Miss A. especially, gets tired and wants to be carried.

“That’s good marathon training” is what my husband tells me.

Hmmm…not sure about that one.

Another place that isn’t so relentless this time of year?

The beach.

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The tourists have mostly gone home. That means the locals can enjoy traffic free roads and wide open sand all along the seacoast again.

I love the beach year round. And my kids, well, they don’t care if the water temperature is 50 degrees. There’s sand. There’s water. Endless fun!

Target® C9 gear is perfect for outfitting you in all your fitness endeavors this season. I’m a huge fan of their half zip fleeces. I think I have one in every color actually! They are perfect to throw on for a crisp hike or a day of searching for sea creatures at the beach.

Bring on the endless summer!

What’s your favorite activity to enjoy in September?

High Five Friday

Hallelujah it’s High Five Friday!

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1. A beautiful morning that made me reflect on how grateful I am to be able to run.

2. I’m such a Pisces. Give me water and I’m a happy girl.

3. Post run reverse warrior. I’ve been missing IG yoga challenges. Maybe I need to get back on that?

4. Miss A taking planking to a whole new level.

5. I noticed this downtown in a park. Maybe it’ll get as big as the original Love Locks in France?

Five Things

Eat This - Perfect for a side at a summer cookout or a meal when you don’t want to turn on the oven -> Italian Style Quinoa Salad.

Drink This – I keep saying that I’m going to start brewing my own Kombucha. Drinking this recipe all summer long might do it – > Easy Kombucha Lemonade.

Do This – Genius idea -> Recovery Yoga with Foam Roller from Runner’s World. I did it and loved it!

Read This – My friend Johanna nailed this one -> What the Yellow Polka Dotted Bikini and the Middle Finger Have to Do with Each Other.

Watch This – Some people have way too much time on their hands BUT it is entertaining and he looks like he’s having fun. One Guy’s 100 Day Challenge

What would you like to High Five today?