How was your weekend? Mine was pretty peachy – a little mix of fun, rest and relaxation. My very last taper run was also this weekend – 9 miles complete! I ran with some of my friends who will also be traveling with me to run the marathon at the end of this week. DETERMINED – that’s what we are!
After the run I did some yoga stretching and went home and had some delicious chocolate chip pumpkin bread. Real easy to make – canned organic pumpkin, spice cake mix, fold in some chocolate chips, bake…no eggs or oil needed. Plus…you can eat the BATTER…and isn’t that really the best part?
I enjoyed some with my favorite fall drink this season – the soy pumpkin spice chai tea.
Later on Saturday evening I went to my friend Marina’s house for some pumpkin carving! It was my first time ever carving a pumpkin. Can you guess which one is mine?
I decided to be real simple and carve out a heart…took me all of 5 minutes to complete.
Pumpkin carving was actually easier than I expected! My friend had all of these fancy pumpkin carving tools which made the effort much easier. I liked getting messy and scraping out all of the seeds.
Of course we had to do what we do best and pose for the camera with our carving creations.
This week is my taper week as far as training goes so I will be focusing mostly on rest and getting all packed and ready to go. I have my checklist handy so I don’t forget anything.
Check, check, double check!!
Here’s what my schedule is looking like this week…I’m letter D…D stands for domination….
I taught a sweaty spin class this morning so I got the cross training part taken care of. I will be taking the remainder of the week off from teaching classes at the gym so I can focus just on running and resting the legs.
6 days…all systems are GO.
How was your weekend? Have you ever carved a pumpkin? Do you have any fall traditions you like to do with your friends/family?