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We never did get the trick part down but the Doozer certainly understood what treat meant on Halloween.

The day started with a messy attempt of eating decorating a Haunted Cookie House.

That black icing is evil. Pure evil.

Later on he tried to move the house from the kitchen to the living room and it smashed to the floor.

It will not be missed.

Then it was time to carve the pumpkin.

Don’t be fooled by these pictures, he really had no interest in carving the pumpkin. At one point he started scooping the seeds back into the pumpkin.

He was interested in watching me do all the work.

And then playing with his new friend.

I wonder what’s in here?

Showing his pumpkin some Halloween love.

He is still playing with his new friend even though Halloween is over. I wonder what he would think if I baked the pumpkin? I better not find out.

Trick-or-treat!

I wonder who this chicken is waiting for…

Farmer John of course. Looks like the chicken won this battle.

Don’t mess around with a chicken holding an axe. Nothing good can come out of it. Just ask the farmer.

The chicken kept the upper hand and had his farmer pull him around the neighbourhood in his wagon.

My mom even got into the spirit of Halloween. It’s great to have her here!

Until next Halloween!

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Pile on the Miles

I am still sorting through all the Halloween photos so that post will have to wait. There are Haunted Cookie House building photos, pumpkin carving photos and of course trick-or-treating photos.

In the time being, let’s discuss a November challenge being hosted by Monica at Run Eat Repeat.

Pile on the Miles

 

 

The Goal of the “Pile on the Miles” Challenge is to encourage us to pile on miles instead of pounds in November. We’ll do this by having everyone keep track of the number of miles they walk OR run each week. If you do at least 5 miles each week you’ll be entered in a drawing every Friday of the challenge. I will announce the winners every Friday by 3pm PST.

There are some amazing prizes but the main objective is to get moving for the month of November. Entry is closed but there are almost 600 participants this year – crazy! It’s my first time so I am excited to see how it goes.

I am also excited because I went for a run this morning for the second time since my half-marathon way back on October 9. All that rest really paid off because I felt great out there.

No aches.

No pains.

My cardio was even still good. It was my first real Fall run of the year and at first I thought I had under-dressed but once I got moving I warmed up quickly.

I even found a coat I forgot I had during a closet clean-out last week that is perfect for running.

As an added bonus it is super, duper bright greenish-yellow so I can wear it on early morning and late evening runs when it is dark for added reflection.

As you may or may not know, my mom is visiting for the next couple of weeks. This means I am going to aim for running before work.

In the dark.

In the cold.

It’s a good thing I have a dog.

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It’s Friday, which means my mom will be here (all the way from Nova Scotia) in two more sleeps!

It’s like counting down to Christmas.

The house is just about ready and I plan to try out a new recipe as part of my Cooking Homework with Lauren from Foodtrainers.

Vegan Raspberry Chocolate Scones to be exact from one of my new cookbooks that I have yet to test out.

I will let you all know how they turn out.

This weekend will also include pumpkin carving and haunted cookie house building with a friend and her two boys. I may not be back online until Tuesday since Monday is Halloween and I have a 2-year-old with a chicken suit that needs to visit the neighbourhood.

Last year he was a hamburger, and we carved a special pumpkin just for him.

In my absence I suggest you head on over to The Woven Moments and check out the new link party. I read about this on Stephanie’s blog Love Life Project and think it is a great idea. Not only do you get to share one of your favourite posts from the month but you have the potential to discover new blogs – this is always a good thing.

I chose my half-marathon recap post – what’s yours?

Have a great weekend!

 

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