Happy Halloween! It’s Andrew’s favorite day of the year (along with Thanksgiving and Christmas) and the kids kind of love today too, we can’t wait to celebrate.
I am very much looking forward to changing the clocks to standard time this weekend so we can get a little more light for our morning runs. I tried out the Run-Thru Hat and it was great and BRIGHT… We need to be seen!
PS on Saturday (at 11 in the morning… it was very light outside) a car came as close as ever in my running history to hitting me while I was crossing in a crosswalk (one that is right by a school in a residential area). It really shook me. She was turning and looking down at something and swerved once she saw me. That kind of stuff makes me want to only run on bike trails or in the mountains.
4.25 miles @ 8:19 average.
I did another leg day from Megan’s plan for runners (you can find more info here along with the discount code if you want to join me). Her workouts are awesome for runners, challenging and easy to understand. Brooke was joining me in the bulgarian split squats… I need a bench to do them on instead of a stair.
I can honestly say that running a few miles is easier for me than doing 15 burpees. I felt like I was going to die 4 burpees in.
Muscle building now = fast spring races (aka the mantra I use when I am wanting to quit throughout the entire strength training session)
Skye loves to just kick back while she eats and put one foot up on her seat.
Brooke told me on the way to school that she wants to be an artist and a veterinarian and that made me very happy. She will be fabulous at both professions.
She also found the best way to keep her fingers warm when I forget her gloves so maybe she has some inventor genes in her from my dad too.
Skye was thrilled to go on errands with me.
Okay, if you are a TJ’s prepared salad person like me, you need to go get one of these now. It was my first sweet potato in so long (I kind of forgot how much I love them) and the combo of the turkey, veggies and dressing = perfection.
The rest of the afternoon was kind of boring so I’ll spare you from that but rewind to Monday night:
This switching babysitting for date night thing with my sister each week is going really well. We switched with her and hit up a yoga class on Monday night! It felt amazing (and it was really hard at points and I went down to child’s pose a bunch of times)… I felt taller after, more relaxed and so much more loose.
And then we went for ice cream. Mine was dipped in oreo hard shell and had peppermint patties on it (weird combo, I know). Then we went for gas station hot chocolate afterwards because the ice cream made me way too cold.
I have a few random things to talk about today!
*My sister sent this picture to me because she thinks we are going to be really tired from cooking Thanksgiving dinner so we should just have this for Christmas dinner.
*I NEED THESE ASAP. Has anyone tried them yet? Where did you find them? I have a feeling these will be my favorite M&M’s yet.
*Our neighbor brought over pumpkin bread and when I opened it the next morning to grab a piece, I found it like this. Andrew refuses to eat corner/edge pieces of baked goods so this is his method of cutting a loaf of bread. I copied him and took another one of the middle pieces too.
*RUNEMZ shared this the other day and it made me laugh so so hard. I do not like to be touched when I sleep. I want to be on my stomach, with my face facing the right and nothing touching me other than the sheets and 3 thick/heavy blankets.
*Things haven’t changed from our old house to where we live now… Beretta is still everyone’s favorite pillow.
*If you are running NYCM this weekend you can check out my recap here from when I did it. You are going to have the most amazing experience… I’m a little jealous;) but cheering you on BIG TIME! It is the most incredible race!
*Skye does this thing now when she is feeling shy where she will nuzzle her head into us and it is the sweetest thing on the planet.
Parents reading: Do you eat your kid’s Halloween candy? I was listening to the radio and they said that on average, parents eat 25% of their children’s candy! <— What will you be pulling out of their bags?
-My dad always took ‘Daddy tax’ which consisted of all of the Dots, Baby Ruth’s and Milk Duds in my bag. I definitely eat our kid’s Halloween candy (I don’t think they even know what a Milky Way tastes like because I take them before they even have a chance).
When you sleep… personal bubble or not so much?
-Complete personal bubble.
Have you had any close calls with cars while running?
How do you feel about scary movies?
-I will be watching one tonight… I promised Andrew I will watch one with him every Halloween because it is his favorite thing but I will probably be covering my eyes most of the time.