The past couple of weeks have been very busy. We traveled home to Iowa for two reasons. The first was to see my family and the second was so that I could run the Des Moines Half Marathon. If you are looking for a half marathon to run, I highly suggest Des Moines as it was completely flat and mainly through a park. It was a very successful run for me and I was so happy to have completed my goal of running a half marathon (my first attempt this year was thwarted by climate change as the Twin Cities Marathon was canceled due to heat). Other than taking a lot of downtime to be present with family, I have been preoccupied with the war in Israel. I’ve been brushing up on my knowledge of the history and current events in that part of the world. I have also had some work obligations that are exciting and that are demanding a lot of my headspace at the moment. I’m considering a trip to London in December and looking at warm destinations for a spring getaway as winter in Minneapolis can be long. Stay tuned! So far this fall has been glorious and I’m looking forward to a spirited holiday season. Below is a collection of things that are on my radar as well as some posts you might have missed.