Sunday, November 5, 2017

Weekly Wrap ...Nov 5


I'm hoping to do a Turkey Trot and some kind of Holiday/Christmas themed race between now and the end of the year but that's kind of it. I'm not really training for anything so the next couple of weeks posts will probably be less running related and more about life in general. However, I know Lacey has some exciting running related stuff coming up in the near future so hopefully she'll be able to entertain you!

This week I enjoyed coming home after work and not rushing around to change into running clothes and head to the trail. I did some foam rolling, stretches, and watched lots of Judge Judy!

There is a person inside that Dinosaur.  It was the funniest thing watching it walk down the street!

On Halloween I hung out at my parent's house for a little bit and watched the trick or treaters.  When I walked up on their porch, they had this creepy Halloween music playing. I asked where it was coming from and here they had stuck their Google Home behind a plant on the porch. I thought that was clever!  My dad is so funny, he barely waits for the kids to ring the doorbell and say Trick or Treat. Instead, he opens the door first and HE is the one saying trick or treat!  If you've ever watched the show Modern Family, our dad is like Phil Dunphy. We say that all the time.

This was spooky because you didn't know which characters were fake and which were real people! 

Later that evening my mom and I went to a nearby neighborhood to see this creepy haunted house. It wasn't a house that you walked inside of, it was just a guy that has a production company and he put on something like live theater out front of his house with a bunch of displays and scary music.


By Thursday I just couldn't stand it anymore, I had to go for a run! It was just too nice not too and I hated the thought of letting this perfect weather go to waste!


Friday I ran errands after work and then headed to Starbucks for my usually Friday night happy hour!
The new holiday flavors are here and I got the Chestnut Praline Frappe! I still can't bring myself to ordering a hot beverage yet! 

Speaking of Holidays, it will soon be time to do the Blogger Holiday Card Swap. Should we continue with this tradition?  This will not be an official "sign up" but let us know in the comments if you might be interested.

Saturday we did some errands for our Kitchen since we are doing a slight remodel (which I am slowly regretting) and then the rest of the day was spent celebrating with my sister for her upcoming birthday.   So as I said, not a lot of running or other workouts going on, but that's okay.  It's good to take a rest sometimes and focus on other things!  -M


We are linking up with Holly and Tricia for their weekly wrap series!

36 comments:

  1. Good for you for stepping back a bit from running. I feel like even when I'm not training for something, I'm training. What can I say?

    I'm always amazed at the amount of effort some people put forth for Halloween!

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    1. I know, some people do just as much for Halloween (or sometimes more) than they do for Christmas!

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  2. I have a half next Sunday and then I can relax - just some short races until maybe March.

    I will still run 6 on the weekend to keep up a base but no stress.

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    1. That sounds good, no stress running is the best!

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  3. I will do the card swap. :)

    Judge Judy can be hilarious! I think we talked about this...

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    1. OMG al those judge shows totally suck me in...haha.

      Glad you will do the card swap again with us Megan!

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  4. Oh Gosh...Phil Dunphy! That show is the BEST!!! My hubby (thankfully only once in awhile LOL) has a few Phil mannerisms...you know, where he thinks he's more funny than he actually is? Telling "jokes" that no one gets (so they have to do that polite laugh)?

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    1. Haha, having a little Phil dunphy in your life is not a bad thing!

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  5. I'm excited for Vegas, but it'll also be nice to take a little break. I don't have anything on my schedule either, but I'll still do small things through the holidays. There aren't any turkey trots nearby, but maybe a small Christmas 5k? I'll have to look at the local race schedules.

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    1. Hope you can find a Holiday 5k, they are always fun!

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  6. That's really fun that your parents get into Halloween as much as they do! After Vegas, my race schedule is clear. Still deciding on a spring marathon..

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  7. I love that someone wore a t-rex costume for Halloween! :)

    I'm also hoping to do a turkey trot, just deciding on which one to do.

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  8. Im thinking about taking a few weeks to step back from running as much after really jumping back into things this fall. Its nice to be able to enjoy the nice weather while it lasts!

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    1. I know right because it's going to be hard to want to run when it is cold!

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  9. I have not tried any of the holiday drinks yet. I have already signed up for a Veteran's day, Turkey trot and holiday race then I will take a break around Christmas for about 2 weeks

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    1. Wow you are on the ball with all your race registrations!

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  10. It's nice to take a break from racing sometimes!
    I haven't had a holiday drink yet... I think it's time!

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  11. The Halloween decorations are great!!
    That is nice your Dad makes it so fun for the kids!

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    1. I don't know about the kids,,,haha but it's fun for him!

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  12. I love that your Dad gets so excited over Halloween! I bet you have a lot of special memories. My favorite holiday coffee is the Gingerbread Latte. It seems to early though. Thanks for linking!

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  13. We skipped trick or treat this year and headed to trivia instead. All the kids that came through last year were so rude. NO ONE said trick or treat, or thank you. And the parents were just as bad! So, it totally turned us off from wanting to do it again.Love that your dad loves it so much!

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  14. That Starbucks drink sounds amazing! I haven't had a chance to try out any of the holiday flavors yet. Sorry that you're regretting the decision to remodel, hopefully it's worth it afterwards :)

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    1. I'm sure it will be worth it. It's just a lot of decision making!

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  15. Time off from running sounds perfect!! I am doing that this week, and I'm very much looking forward to it.

    I love your starbucks happy hours! When are you going to get your warm beverage? I got a latte two weeks ago, now I can't stop thinking about them.

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    1. When it is cold out I will start ordering hot beverages probably!

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  16. It's great that your parents get into Halloween. I'll have to remember the Google Home behind a plant for next year :)

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    1. Yea, i'm thinking they could use it for Christmas music outside this year too!

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  17. A little off season every now and then is really nice. I usually take mine in the winter as well. Haha - it sounds like your family has a great time with Halloween. That's fun!

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  18. OK, what part of your kitchen remodel is causing you regret? Because I'm looking to do a few small changes in my kitchen next year...

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    1. Definitely going with the granite counter tops (for reasons I shared with you via email)!

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