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Monday, October 28, 2013

Climbing, cookies and carving...a Saturday

I kicked off the weekend with 14 miles on Saturday morning. Since I slept in, my little family dropped me off, and I ran the 14 miles home. Less than a mile in, I had to climb this fence, which was blocking a trail. Not a road. And for absolutely no apparent reason. 

For some reason, the miles seemed to go by so slowly. The highlight was seeing my fam at mile 10. They brought me some water to wash down an energy gel, which I thought might help get me through the last few miles. It was my first time trying Salted Caramel GU, and it was awesome. Seriously. Maybe it was partly because it was almost noon and all I'd eaten so far was a banana, but no matter the reason, I liked it enough that I stopped by the running store today and bought a handful more. After I GUed, the hubs performed his job as official I Have Run photographer; then the fam headed home so I could finish my run. 

Saturday night we frosted cookies and carved pumpkins with cousins. The adults attempted to frost the cookies while the kiddos were distracted, but apparently my kids are ALL ABOUT frosting the cookies. Maybe that's what happens when their mom is ridiculously picky about her sugar cookies and usually frosts them all herself while they are at school.

I didn't get around to carving my own pumpkin, but The Princess was happy to let me do most of the work on hers. After her little sister dug out all the seeds for her first, of course. 

Yes, my little Bean will try about anything. She even wanted to do most of the carving on her pumpkin herself.

I hope you all had an amazing weekend too and a very happy Monday!!!


  1. Sounds and looks like you had a good run in the end. Not often we get a photo of ourselves on a training run! We don't have much of Halloween here in South Africa so I always enjoy photos like these, thanks!

  2. I'll have to try the salted caramel GU.
    Have a Happy Halloween!


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