Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween 2012

Happy November! Crazy, right? The holidays are officially underway, and we only get two more months this year.

Last night I took a break from BLWB to enjoy a midweek dinner with friends. Today, I took a break from working out, because my body needed a rest. Yesterday boot camp called for 40 minutes of steady state cardio, and I had hoped to run at a nice, easy pace. Unfortunately, my IT band was aching pretty badly within the first few minutes, so I took it down to a low-impact incline walk (4.2 mph, incline 8). I am always impressed at how great of a workout I get from incline walking. I love having that option for a non-running workout, because I really hate the elliptical.

Anyway, between the IT band, my exhaustion of late, and the giant knot in my neck/shoulder, I thought perhaps a rest day was in order. It feels great to give my body a little break, and hopefully I'll be good to go tomorrow. Today it's all about the foam rolling...wish me luck.

Today's Halloween festivities stayed fairly mellow. We continued our tradition of watching a semi-Halloween movie--tonight was Edward Scissorhands (last year was Beetlejuice and the years before were Sweeney Todd and Nightmare Before Christmas). Next year apparently we're doing Sleepy Hollow (Terry chooses, as it's "his" holiday, but I've liked them all so far). We also carved pumpkins, unlike last year.

Guess which pumpkin is mine!

And now, our favorite part of Wednesday:

Spooky Snacks and Healthy Halloween Treats

6:30 am - Breakfast - Oatmeal with a splash of milk, cinnamon, a bit of maple syrup, a scoop of peanut butter, 1/2 banana, and 1/2 pumpkin muffin, plus tea
1:00 pm - Lunch - cottage cheese and applesauce with 1 1/2 pumpkin muffins (plus a mini Butterfinger from a student!)
5:30 pm - Pumpkin-carving snack - scoop of peanut butter and milk, plus a cup of tea
7:30 pm - Dinner - BBQ chicken sandwiches, sweet potato fries, and a lager
10:00 pm - dessert - as a special Halloween treat, Terry got us a Snickers to share!
What I would have been for Halloween if I was cool and had somewhere to go:
  • Kate Middleton (and Prince William for Terry)
  • Tina Fey
  • a hipster
  • Lois Lane (and Clark Kent)
  • Hogwarts professor
What did you dress up as for Halloween? Or, if you were awesome like me, what did you think about being while sitting on your comfy couch?


  1. i am the absolute worst about dressing up. i'm not creative and i don't love the holiday so i pretty much never do. those pumpkins you carved are super cute! i love the spooky cat...that's a cat right? i'm going to feel awful if it's not :)

    1. I always think of the best ideas--after Halloween. :-) It's a cat! My hubby carved that one.

  2. William and Kate would be SUCH a cute couple Halloween costume. But don't feel bad, I'm not cool and didn't have anywhere to go either. ;)

  3. i am such a cottage cheese fan, you have me there! looks like a fun halloween to me, glad you gave your body the rest it needed

  4. Both of your pumpkins turned out great! You two are the carving king & queen. I have no talent in the carving area :(