Happy Halloween! I was up way too early for my Goblin Gallop on Saturday. Finally a race that is about 4 miles from home, so I can sleep in, and I woke up too early. Sigh…
Last pink item of the month! My jammies 😀
I made up a pre-race breakfast of banana custard oats topped with PB and blueberry jam.
With a couple cups of coffee. It was nice to sit and relax before going out for the race. I dressed up as a bumble bee again this year!
It was cold, you can see my clenched fists. 38 degrees at race start.
I was going along pretty well and finally got warmed up. This is the same exact route as last year. I felt really slow. Know how that happens? Same thing with this race last year, and we think the course is a little long because they do 2 loops in the neighborhood and how could that be exactly 3.1 miles? Anyway – I really pushed it for the last 1/2 mile or so. I finished in 31:33! I was so not expecting that time. Slower than last year, but more than a minute faster than my last 5K. Yippee!!
John finished in 27 something. So fast!
My mom came out and supported us today:
I could not resist the candy corn cupcake!
Since today was my only full day off of the week, we decided to go out to Starbucks and have a sit and just chill out:
I just get one of these a week (days off, not coffee)!
We wanted to get some apples at a local orchard, so off to Saratoga after lunch:
We were going to go picking, but it was $6 per person and we did not need $12 worth of apples (we already have some). But we did get a few. Check out the giant bins of apples!
Some huge apples, too. This was in John’s hand:
I like my apples smaller, so I went for the macintosh. We also had to have a small cider donut:
Delicious and fresh. Dunkin Donuts has nothing on these! Some man saw me taking a picture of this and said “Taking a picture so you can remember how good it was?” LOL. Something like that, I guess.
We bought some local honey:
And then browsed around:
Goose neck squash gave me a laugh.
Then it was home. I did win the football picks last week, so John took me out to dinner. I chose Wholey Crepe. I had a crepe with egg, feta cheese, and bacon:
Very good! John had a salmon crepe with dill/wasabi sauce, which he did not like at all. Poor guy.
I like crepes because they don’t make you stuffed, which leaves room for splitting dessert!
Yes, it was that good. A scoop of chocolate mousse on top of the crepe. They didn’t charge us for the dessert crepe because John didn’t like his meal. That was very nice of them! This place is so tucked away of the main drag that I fear they won’t make it, which would be a real shame.
Saturday night also included pumpkin carving!
We don’t have children, but we do love doing the carving and handing out the candy. It’ s messy, but fun.
Hope the treaters enjoy!
Can you believe this was all in 1 day? I was beat after all that LOL!