Goblin Gallop!

Happy Halloween everyone!


Race day!  The Goblin Gallop 5K.  250 runners, which was probably 100 more than last year.  It was fairly warm in the mid 50s at least.  I had trouble sleeping, so I was up way early.  Had a nummy cream of wheat with banana, vanilla protein powder, nut butter and a drizzle of chocolate sauce for prerace fuel.


I did the cheapest costume ever – it cost about $8! LOL.  Black bike shorts and top, wrapped with yellow duct tape.  The antennae were some pipe cleaners that I glued puffs on and wrapped around a headband.  Voila – a bumblebee!


I had so much fun with this, and people responded to it, which was fun.  A woman came up and took my picture and asked “Are you going to *bee* fast?”  Harhar.  When I was running, kids and people were yelling “go bumblebee!”  It was so much fun and made me laugh and grin while I was running.  I was a little slower than I was hoping for at 29:43, but I beat last year’s time for this race (30:12).  I think it was the combo of lifting and biking yesterday, plus not enough sleep.  However, I had a great time and this costume was totally fine to run in.  I’ll have to get some actual race photos from my  mom who entered the digital age with a new camera and came out to watch John and I!

Went out to lunch afterwards, where I realized that I did not eat a single veggie all day yesterday!  Not sure how that happened.  So, I had a salad


along with my wheat pizza wrap.  So good!


While there I spotted the last pink item for the month of October!


I’ve had some outclicks to the National Breast Cancer website from these, so I hope that it has inspired at least a few people to learn more or do more about taking your health into your own hands!

Hope you all have a happy and safe Halloween!

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19 thoughts on “Goblin Gallop!

  1. Susan

    Ahh! You are SO cute in that costume!!! Were there any other funny costumes? I like the idea of a bee, because they are kinda fast too 😉

    PS I bought candy corn today to finally try what all the commotion is about. OMG soooo good!! I had to ration out 10 at a time too 😛
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Things I Learned – October 2009 =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      Yay candy corn!!! There were some other adults in costumes. Pirates, witches, super heroes. All the kids were really cute in their costumes.

  2. Fran

    What a great costume, I can imagine how much fun the run must have been yesterday!

    I love the way you and John celebrate life everyday by doing so much fun things together!

  3. debby

    Congrats on the run, Lori! Great costume too. That’s funny that you posted a picture of the salad, because just the other day I was thinking, I guess Lori doesn’t like salad.

    Well, I guess I made it through Halloween without a single candy corn…kinda sad about that. But since I don’t have anyone to dole them out, I am feeling kinda weak right now, and it would be too dangerous for me to buy a bag…

    I had your pancakes again this morning, and made the blueberry topping finally! Yummmmmm!
    .-= debby´s last blog ..Plan B =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      I don’t eat a lot of salads. Usually lettuce goes bad in our house, but I do add it to wraps and such. Now that is is cold, I eat even less salad. I will get them out sometimes, though.

      Glad you like the pancakes!

  4. Karyn

    Love the bee costume! You have a great imagination and very creative. You look so beee-utiful! He,he. Good for you doing another race. Can’t wait till the spring so I can get started.

    Shamefully, I have never tried candy corn!
    .-= Karyn´s last blog ..Hot 100 challenge update! =-.

  5. ptg1002

    Not sure how I missed out on this post – but congrats on the race! Your time was AWESOME girl – I can only hope that I can run that fast this weekend!

    And you make a supercute bumblebee. 🙂
    .-= ptg1002´s last blog ..day 2, week 1 =-.

  6. Pubsgal

    What an awesome costume!!! You should have John go as a beekeeper next time. 😉 (Wish that had been an original idea, but our next-door neighbors went as beekeepers and dressed their 1-year-old as the bee!)

    And sub 30 on the 5K…wow…you rock! Still working on that one here.
    .-= Pubsgal´s last blog ..Weekly update, 10/28/09 =-.

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