Monday, October 31, 2011

Trick or Treat

It’s that time of year when all the ghosts and ghoulies come out—Halloween. To be honest, it’s not my favorite holiday. It is fun to dress up in silly costumes but I prefer good ol fashion Thanksgiving—a holiday all about eating and merriment without costumes and without the stresses of gift giving that come with Christmas. Give me turkey and pumpkin pie any day…actually, I probably could eat those two things every day. Despite it not being my favorite holiday, it is a favorite of one of my friends and she throws one hell of a party, thanks Amy! There was a cheese skull, which was creepy and yet also very tasty. I’m sure Amy will have all sorts of awesome photos from the party…there were pregnant nuns canoodling with monks, a cowboy, a ballerina, Joan and Don Draper from Mad Men, SOOOOOkie and Bill from True Blood, a crazy ultra runner in stripper heels, a cub scout complete with a coon hat and some folks from the 1920’s (aka Mr. Pi and me). I don’t have any pictures of the rest of the group unfortunately, but I’m hoping Amy got photos of everyone. Here is me and Mr. Pi.

Last week was a bit rough as I came down with a cold and really didn’t want to do any working out. Luckily, I had friends who didn’t let me sit on my bum too much and the cold was mostly short lived! Highlight of my week was probably running on Friday at lunch with 3 co-workers! It was kind of a last minute thing but they invited me along and asked me to “lead” the workout. That meant we did Pfitz return from injury week 2 day 2—warm up, 3 x (10 min running/2 min walking), cool down. It was a great day to be running the Portland waterfront, we even saw a group of costumed runners. Everyone did great and we finished with 3.3 miles of running at about an 11:30 pace overall. I foresee many more lunchtime runs with these gals in the future.

Portland Waterfront

Since I want to be able to look back at my progress here is my weekly recap:
Monday: 1 hour of sweaty Monday spin
Tuesday: Rest day (hoping to sleep off my cold)
Wednesday: 1600 yd swim with Amy (I really really didn’t want to do anything that night but I was so glad I had committed to swimming with Amy, I took the swim nice and easy and felt great when I was done, thanks Amy for keeping me accountable!)
Thursday: Run! 2.9 miles [3x (8 min run/3 min walk)] + abs
Friday: Lunch run with co-workers 3.3 miles
Saturday: 1.5 hour spin + abs and leg weights
Sunday: 4 miles running! [3x (12 run/2 walk)] + 1800 yard swim

Friday night we carved pumpkins with some of Mr. Pi's friends, here is mine...Happy Halloween!!!