Halloween Eve

Today was all about prepping for Halloween!

We are hosting a party tomorrow night, so I recruited the siblings (My sister, and JasoNerd’s brother) to help get things ready!

I made us a lovely lunch (only 2 hours after breakfast) of Halloween Shapes Macaroni and cheese.

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I think the shapes tasted better because they were cute! We have a bat, a ghost, and a pumpkin:

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I made two boxes, and split them equally between our three bowls… so I guess I ate 2/3 of a box!

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Not too much later, I was starving yet again.

I munched on some grapes:

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A CLIF Mojo bar:

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And some chips with homemade guacamole (made for the party):

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We then got to work baking cupcakes!

Brielle iced, Zach sprinkled…

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…and I pretty much just licked the bowl! 😀

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The finished product:

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After all the work in the kitchen and cleaning the apartment, we were pooped. The four of us plopped onto the couch and watched The Orphan. Have you seen it? That movie was disturbing…

Dinner

The group was begging for Chinese take-out and it sounded like a good idea not get up off the couch.

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My plate:

  • Fried Rice
  • Veggie spring roll
  • piece of Jason’s chicken
  • Chicken with snowpeas

Obviously, I saved room for a chocolate cupcake. Zach did a great job with the sprinkles! So precisely placed…

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Off to finish our Halloween costumes!! Jason’s makes me laugh. I can’t wait to show it to you!

What are you going to be for Halloween?

❤ MegaNerd

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Sixteen Point Five

Another Long Run, another Personal distance record!!!

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I woke up at 4:45am to meet Caitlin for our long run. I was dreaming about school and generally really anxious about the run.

Pre-run fuel was half a bagel with Almond Butter:

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Tired of seeing this breakfast yet? Sorry, it works!

 

I packed Luna Moons and Sport Beans:

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And 64 oz. of water…

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The first two miles it was just me and Caitlin. It was nice, easy, but I was still waking up.

Miles 2-8 were with Kelly! It was nice to catch up with her and chat for a while.

Miles 9-13 Caitlin and I were on our own again. We ran to Ryan’s apartment and surprised her!! We were looking for reasons to stall, clearly. 😀

Miles 13-16.5 This is when things got TOUGH! Running on barely any sleep, I hit the wall. I felt like crap and did NOT want to finish. Caitlin dragged my butt along and was really encouraging the whole way. I could not have done it alone! Thanks, Caitlin!!!

 

There was a lot of screaming and cursing the last few miles. It hurt like hell, but I did it! 

 

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Run Stats:

  • Distance: 16.5 miles
  • Time: 2 hours, 53 minutes
  • Average Pace: 10:28 min/mile

 

SO GLAD THAT’S OVER!

I’m not normally hungry right after a long run, but today I was ravenous. I made the most filling breakfast ever and it was awesome.

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I started with a whole container of Oikos Vanilla yogurt, topped with 3/4 cup granola and banana. It was too full to eat it like this, so I dumped it in a bowl.

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Plus, the other half of my bagel, with almond butter and bananas.

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My whole body hurts!! After breakfast, I changed clothes and got in the ice. 😀

 

After last week’s ice bath, I found it funny that so many people were shocked about it. I wanted to make a video showing that it really isn’t that bad, and my sister used her movie making skills to turn it into an epic film.

HAHA… Enjoy.

 

❤ MegaNerd