Hope you had a happy Halloween!
I had to go home for a dentist appointment this past weekend which I was not thrilled about, but I was excited to see my family again and to join my mom on some more weekend runs! We got in a great 5-miler Saturday morning that was capped off with pumpkin pancakes (are you getting the picture that my mom and I like pumpkin a little?). We took this run pretty easy, averaging 9:28/mile and chatting the whole way. I will say that the hills felt a little more challenging for me than usual! I don’t know if that’s the result of my new, almost completely flat running routes or more the fact that I’ve been struggling to fit in more runs during the week. Probably a combination of both. Either way, it’s something I hope to improve on by fitting in both more runs and more hilly treadmill workouts.
After my dentist appointment in the afternoon, my mom and I headed up to Maine to surprise a family friend for her birthday. It was a very scenic drive with the fall foliage in full-swing, and we ended our drive at the beach just in time to see the sunset.
We ended up having a great evening with our friends, laughing, eating some seriously delicious lasagna, and handing out candy to the TWO groups of trick-or-treaters that came by. Yep, it was pretty slow as far as Halloween goes! I was a little disappointed since I love seeing all the adorable kids dressed up.
Sunday morning, we took full advantage of the extra hour of sleep (my mom and I may have stayed up till almost midnight watching American Horror Story… it was worth it though!) We then headed out for a quick run along the beach.
The temps were extremely mild – in the 40’s – but unfortunately, it was much cloudier than the day before, so the views weren’t quite as beautiful as on Saturday. We still enjoyed it though, and got in just over 4 miles before heading back to get cleaned up before making the drive home.
So it was a very quick trip, and not the most Halloween-y of Halloweens, but still a lot of fun!
Did you celebrate Halloween by doing anything fun this year?