6 Days and Carving Creations…Wknd Recap.

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? 

Published by thedancingrunner

Marathon runner & group fitness instructor at 24 Hour Fitness. Passionate about family, friends, traveling. Loves destination races. Loves dining out, cooking in, being around down to earth people, writing, sunrises.

14 thoughts on “6 Days and Carving Creations…Wknd Recap.

  1. Wow those pumpkins look so cool! I love your idea of carving a heart – so sweet and simple.
    Mine always end up looking like they’ve been in an unfortunate accident!
    Also, GOOD LUCK with the pre-race prep and the race itself!

  2. The weekend was awesome! I will blog about it when I can finish my work. I don’t remember carving my pumpkin. Only Halloween and thanksgiving. Regular traditions.

    1. They do have some fancy pumpkin carving patterns/stencils you can use that are so easy! My friends used them and their pumpkins turned out great!

      The pumpkin recipe: just spice cake mix, 1 can of pumpkin, sprinkle a little pumpkin spice on top, fold in the chocolate chips. I used a little loaf pan and baked it in the oven on 350 for about 35-40 min.

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