I don't know about you, but I absolutely loooove a holiday weekend. And yes, I consider Halloween a serious holiday. The specialness of it all just makes me giddy inside.
Last year's Halloween cupcakes I took to work. This year I'm taking a batch of those brownies!
The sickness is still parking it's silly little self inside my nose and head. In the attempt to get better before tomorrow, I must stay inside for exercise purposes. Back to the gym? We'll see...
There may be an 8 mile lake run tomorrow morning that I'd like to join my running group on. Who cares that I've run no more than 4 miles at one time in the past two weeks. And then of course there are two Halloween parties to attend.
Okay, so on to this Five things Friday...
1. I woke up at 5 am (not normal for this 6:45 am riser) and figured it meant I needed to do a Five things Friday post.
2. Sometimes I turn on my favorite tunes and improv dance around the room as if I were a trained dancer. I'm sure it would look ridiculous to outsiders, but it's kind of like singing in your car...you think you're pretty much a rock star.
3. I have dreams of being a Martha Stewart type decorator, but in truth decorating totally freaks me out. The manfriend has done all of the decorating in this house.
4. The holiday crunch is already creeping into my veins. I need to get my list making, present buying and out for the mail eaaarly because we'll be heading back to the midwest for Christmas. No sense worrying about gifts being smashed or stolen from the suitcase.
5. I meant to wear pink and a cute little pink ribbon several days this month and now it's the last day of breast cancer awareness. Perhaps I should finally find something pink in my closet. The only problem is that I should be wearing green and yellow. My Ducks are heading down to LA to play USC. ESPN GameDay will be there for the big game.
Good luck to all the marathoners out there! In addition to the Marine Corps Marathon, there are several other smaller marathons that bloggers out there are running. Sending my positive vibes your way.
I just commented on Caitlin's blog saying that she should mentally break the race down into chunks, focusing on certain things (fun and easy, keeping steady, powering through) every 5 or so miles. After writing it out it sounds so good I want to try it for myself during a marathon.
My attitude for Portland definitely wasn't all chipper because I felt a little defeated by my last minute hammy issue. Oh well, there's always next time!
How will you be celebrating (or not) Halloween? Are you dressing up? What are you Five things Friday (link to your post or leave it in the comments)? I'll post a pic or two of our costumes next week.