Holidays · Running

Something you won’t hear me say on Sunday and pumpkin carving

Wednesday WORKOUT:

Ran/jogged 2 miles. It’s weird only running 2 miles. I felt like I was just warming up and then it was over. <– Something you won’t hear me say on Sunday.


So I know everyone and their mom is writing about October and their love of fall. And I say, why be unique when I can just be a sheep and follow everyone else?

I love October for 5 reasons:

  1. The start of fall weather (at least where I’m from)
  2. Halloween, which also leads me to reasons #3 and 4
  3. A holiday where it is acceptable to eat massive amounts of candy
  4. Pumpkin carving
  5. A bunch of awesome holidays are comin’ round the mountainย corner

Actually, I could keep going. but I won’t

I was talking to work friends about how we need to start figuring out our costumes soon! #iamfive

We kind of set the bar too high with last year’s costumes, so this year will be a challenge.

That's right. Despicable Me.
That’s right. Despicable Me. And yes, that guy shaved his head for the costume #dedication

Let me know if you have any suggestions for this year!

Another one of my favorite things to do is to go to a pumpkin patch (not a grocery store) and pick out a pumpkin to carve. This always goes like this

1. Look for a symmetrically perfect pumpkin


2. The “perfect” ones are huge
3. I want the huge ones
4. I attempt to lift the huge ones, and then I see the price
5. I settle for the outcast little sibling of the huge one, I attempt to carry the “little” sibling but my hands/arms are too small to get a good grip, and then Kyle carries it for me


And sometimes some of this happens too

IMG_1034 IMG_1028

And then I get to carve it!!

Pumpkin guts

This is what Kyle and I did in 2009 (he did the cat, I did the skull)

Pumpkin cat Pumpkin skull

And then what we did in 2012 (he did the Cal logo, I did the owl)

Pumpkin cal, pumpkin owl

Oh and obviously I always have to bring goodies to bring to work

Mummy cupcake

What are your favorite things about October?

Do you know what you’re going to be for Halloween? Or are you even dressing up?


6 thoughts on “Something you won’t hear me say on Sunday and pumpkin carving

  1. A couple things twinny:

    Dispicable Me? Zach is going to LOVE this! He makes me watch that movie every.single.time it’s on TV. Cracks him up everytime, which makes me laugh of course.

    TWO: Can you and the boy carve some pumpkins for us this year? Yours are REDIC. Who knew you had such talent my friend? You should sell that!

    1. Haha OMG you 2 should totally dress up as a minion and Gru!!

      And thank you!! If this whole grad school thing doesn’t work out, I’m just gonna sell pre-carved pumpkins for Halloween. Now what to do for the other 11 months…

  2. I swear I could have written this myself!

    Good luck on Sunday you’re gonna rock your race!

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