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.
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?
24 thoughts on “Running, Orange Pumpkins and a Fun Fall Dish…Wknd Recap.”
I use to do the talent show every year in elementary. We would do some dance routine and order matching outfits lol great job on the runs, you’re gettin some good mileage in!
haha yeah they are going to be rocking the matching outfits too!
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!
I need to try that pumpkin smash smoothie!! That sounds so good! 🙂
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.
🙂 Jealous! My feet are not that small
Your weekend looks fun. I stayed in due to the rain and spent some QT with my dog and caught up on all my homework!
Yeah we had a little rain up here too! It was a good weekend to have down time!!
that is so cute you got to help your mom, what a fun weekend.
Yes! I enjoyed helping out 🙂
Love the “pumpkins” – so adorable, and I’m sure the clean-up was a little less extensive. Looks like you had a good time with the kids!
We did! They wore me out!!
I think your mom has great stage presence. She has more of the moves of Janet J. What a great pumpkin craft. Claire is super cute!
Aww I will tell her you said that 🙂
Pumpkin shells!?!? Love that idea – post the recipe!
Most def will! It’s so tasty I can’t believe I’ve never thought to make it before!
Love the orange pumpkins! I wonder if the orange flavour will picked up by the m&ms?! Hmmm orange m&ms!
Haha I bet they did!! Yum yum!!
The orange pumpkin is seriously the cutest thing I’ve seen all day! I’m going to have to try that! You look so cute after teaching that class!
It was super fun! Great craft for kids!
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.:)
Yes! Will tell her you said so! 🙂
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
Yeah it was a fun project!