Running, Orange Pumpkins and a Fun Fall Dish…Wknd Recap.

This morning I taught 55 minutes of sweatastic spin class. My Monday crew always represents and works hard! I even had some peeps from my Wednesday night class get up early to come cycle with me this morning. We woke the legs up with some hill repeats and sprint work. Great start to a new week.
Hope you all had a fun weekend! A huge *CONGRATS* to you all who rocked the Chicago Marathon on Sunday. I wore my favorite Nike top yesterday in honor of my Chi-town runners!! Chicago was my very first 26.2 so I have nothing but love for that race.
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My weekend was pretty chill…and much needed! I had lots of down time which for me meant more free time to get my run on!
Saturday I coached my group over at Luke’s Locker…12 recovery miles on deck. Kept it at an easy 9:45ish pace. It was cloudy, windy and warm for most of the run.
After running and chillin’ out a bit I had to go help my mom and her teacher friends with their dance routine! They are going to be performing in a talent show at school and needed help with their moves. My mom is supposed to be Michael Jackson. We are working on her stage presence.
Saturday night I stayed home and babysat my little cousins Claire and her sister McKinley. We carved pumpkins…actually they were oranges. I found this little project on Pinterest. If you need a fun fall craft to do with the little ones I definitely recommend this. It’s a little messy but way WAAY easier to crave an orange than a pumpkin! We filled ’em up with peanut m&m’s. Claire was a happy as a clam with her orange pumpkin.
Sunday I ventured out for yet another run. 5 miles out on the Chisholm Trail. It has been a while since I’ve been out there but I enjoyed the view.
That night I made a fun fall dish – Pumpkin shells with spinach and cheese. I will post the recipe later on this week! It was scrumdiddlyumptious.
How was your weekend? Have you made anything yet with PUMPKIN? 
Have you ever been in a talent show? 

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.

24 thoughts on “Running, Orange Pumpkins and a Fun Fall Dish…Wknd Recap.

  1. I can’t wait for the pumpkin shells with spinach and cheese recipe! I have not made anything pumpkin yet but I did have a pumpkin smash smoothie from Jamba Juice and a bagel with pumpkin cream cheese from Einstein this weekend 🙂 Pumpkin season is the best!

  2. That pumpkin dish sounds delicious. I made some pumpkin nut muffins a month or so ago. I’ve been too busy to bake lately, but when I do I will be busting out the pumpkin.

    You obviously know how my weekend went. I will say that having super small feet can be a major perk when it comes to finding shoes at TJMAXX they only had the Brooks in 5’s and 6’s.

  3. Scrumdiddlyumptiuos – a magnificent word I have not heard in ages. Sounds like a fun weekend and good tip on the orange pumpkins. Hope your Mom’s dance show is a success.:)

  4. What a great weekend. You are an awesome auntie. What a great pinteresting orange pumpkin. Too cute!!!! And now we are starting another weekend. Looking forward to reading during my mini me time breaks. Lol

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