It was a great day all around:)
I got up this morning and did a deck of cards workout. I did squats, push ups, crunches and reverse flies. It went quickly and I like how I covered all of my body, it just one area. I wish I could have included cardio but I figure I’d get a visit from my downstairs neighbour if I did that😳
I also got home today in time to go for a run. It felt so great to be running in the sunshine with the leaves crunching under my feet!! It was a fabulous Fall day for a run and actually the perfect temperature too:)
I love how tall my Shadow looks in this picture🤣
This run brought my total for the month to:
I was about to beat myself up for not making 110km when I remembered that my goal had only been 90km so yay me for surpassing that goal:) I am blaming that slower pace on the fact that I did a lot more hill workouts this month! Now I’m going to have to think about what my goal for next month will be. I have a night to sleep on it:)
The other great thing that happened with this run was this:
My goal is to consistently be under 7min which I haven’t done. This is actually the very first time I have managed to attain this. Now I just have to try to do it more often!
I have come to the decision that I will workout before school on Mondays and Tuesdays and then do a run after work. This will be reversed on Wednesday and Thursday with the run before and the workout after. Friday I can sleep in a bit if I’m working out with Lyndsay because that always includes a run and workout. I feel relieved that I finally got that straight in my brain and have a plan:)
I also signed up for an email group that should apprise me of local runs. I found three contenders for December so now I’ll just have to figure out which one would work best. A task best left for another day:)
Today wasn’t as crazy as people might expect. I’m actually thinking tomorrow will be worse because the children will be tired and full of sugar. This morning I had a student being me a coffee crisp mini chocolate bar. It was so sweet and I trick or treated my nephew and gave it to him. I suppose that’s actually a reverse trick or treat:). I had another student who brought me this:
It’s a skull cake pan. I’ve never had a student being me a gift for Halloween before!! Obviously he’s been paying closer attention than I thought if he realized I like baking. I love how the pan is a Wilton but the mom included a gift receipt and I may look to see if I can exchange it for s pan I would get more use out of.
This morning we did a pumpkin investigation where we compared a big orange pumpkin to a smaller peach pumpkin.
It was so cute and so fresh! I was impressed for $3.64. The kids were calm and fully engaged and it was actually a lot of fun! The smaller pumpkin actually had more seeds!
We then spent the rest of the day watching Monsters Inc. and having a parade around the gym in the afternoon when we were all dressed up.
I was unable to take my costume bag down so I just took the first costume I could reach. I ended up like this (please excuse the bad photo):
The dress used to fit better, but it did the trick:) I even carried my wool and needles with me in the parade. Too bad I can’t knit and walk or I could have been accomplishing something!!
I happily got all the Halloween decorations down and them and my costume put away and the room set up for a new month while the children were watching the movie. It was probably the best and calmest Halloween I’ve ever had at school:)
My sister in law had texted that she didn’t need me to babysit this weekend, so I decided to go trick or treat my nephew after school. I’ve done this every year and wanted to keep the tradition, besides I was really missing him and needed a Gussy fix! He showed me his costume and pumpkin:
Gave me a hug and I gave him a treat, so I count the visit as a success:)
Brenda and I had knit night tonight as I can’t hand out candy as I live in a locked building and brenda didn’t want to. It was quite productive as we started working out some of the logistics for our weather scarf next year. I also finally chose a pattern for my Granite State wool and have decided on convertible handwarmers. I only got the cuff done so no sense showing you s picture yet. I also got quite a bit fine on my rug as Brenda was working on a tea towel she’s not enjoying so I joined her in misery and worked on my rug. I realized I don’t love working on the rug because the material is rough and scrapes up my skin:(. I’m going to have to put this on my goal list so it gets done!
I had brought the pumpkin seeds home to roast. Unfortunately Brenda showed up just as I was getting them ready for the oven and somehow I forgot to douse them with oil:( I ended up throwing out 334 pumpkin seeds:(. I just hope my co teacher had more luck than me!
I at least got the pumpkin roasted properly:) I really want to make a recipe for pumpkin chili that I saw on here recently, but now I can’t find it:( If anyone else has seen it and remembers who posted it, could you please let me know:)
I haven’t had much chance yet today:( I just looked at my Goodreads and I e only read six books this month. That seems low to me, but then again I’ve never looked before. It will be interesting to see how many I read this month.
Well I’m off to bed so that I’ll be calm and patient in the face of sugared children tomorrow🤣