A Spooky Time

Last night we hosted our annual Halloween Party last year’s was such a success I couldn’t wait to do it all over again! We decked the house out in full Halloween decor and I spent the entire day in the kitchen cooking up some spooky delights. 

 

I made guac with a spider web of greek yogurt: 

 

 

My pumpkin cheeseball, pumpkin donuts (though I won’t share the recipe because I haven’t perfected it yet), bat wings, mummie dogs (hot dogs split in half and wrapped in crescent rolls to look like mummies with eyes dotted with chili sauce), and halloween bark (recipe below). The food as usual was a hit, everyone really seemed to enjoy it. We all had so much fun and there were so many great costumes. I went as Audrey Hepburn from Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Bruce went as a western bartender. 

 

 

Everyone had such great costumes, we had a big turn out so overall it was a really fun night! Today was spent cleaning up and recovering, a sign of a great night! 🙂 

 

Halloween Bark

Ingredients

  • 2 bags of semi sweet chocolate chunks 
  • 10 golden oreos chopped
  • 15 – 20 pretzels chopped 
  • candy corn (20ish pieces)

 

Melt 1 bag of chocolates in microwave stirring every 30 seconds until melted. Spred melted chocolate out over a parchment covered cookie sheet. Press chopped oreos and pretzels into it and then place in freezer until hardened. Melt second bag of chocolate and pour over top of first layer, then press candy corn into the chocolate and freeze again until hardened. When done break into pieces by hand! 

 

Workout Plan Oct 29 – Nov 4 

I started a bootcamp with work last week that I am loving so far! Also still haven’t been given the all clear to run, maybe this week with any luck! 

Mon: Bootcamp 

Tues: Elliptical (interval)

Wed: Bootcamp 

Thurs: Swim + Body Pump 

Fri: Elliptical (progression)

Sat: Elliptical (long)

Sun: Yoga 

 

How did you celebrate Halloween this year? Did you dress up? 

How was your workout week? 

Anyone ever participate in a bootcamp? 

A Resolution

I am still alive 🙂 It has been a crazy few weeks and continues to be insanely busy! Between work, a very big exam, birthdays, celebrations, working out, and many other things I have barely had time to sleep in the last month. I am loving every second of it though and just enjoying the ride. 

 

Despite my insane life the past month I have not been slacking in the workout area of my life. I have become the cross-training QUEEN! I have not run since Aug 27, until this moment I didn’t realize it had been that long, wow. This has got to have been the longest training break ever for a non-injury. Anyways I have logged a ton of miles on the elliptical, body pump twice a week most weeks, spinning, swimming and hot yoga as much as possible. I have been committed to physio and not running and I am told it is working and my back is returning to normal. My physiotherapist told me a week and a half ago (not counting at all) I should be able to start running again in 2 – 3 weeks. So I am REALLY hopeful I get the all clear this week. 

 

I am so hopeful in fact that I signed up for a race today for a little extra motivation, I will be running the Resolution Run 5K on New Year’s Eve. Now before you think I am throwing all this rest out the window it’s only a 5k and it’s over 2 months away! I should be able to train to 5K by that point, I will not be pushing to PR I just want to run this race on one of my favourite holidays with a smile on my face with a few of my girlfriends. This will be the first race I have ever run with friends and I am REALLY excited for it. I plan to run this race then go home and get dolled up for dinner and drinks with friends to ring in 2013. I think it will be an amazing way to start the year, hopefully injury free and ready to tackle my half-marathon goal that I so badly wanted this year. 

 

 

That being said we still have a ton of time left in 2012 and I plan to enjoy every second! 🙂 My workout plan for this week is below, tons of yoga because it is my last week of my unlimited membership, so sad! 

 

Monday: Elliptical (easy) + Body Pump + Yin Yoga 

Tuesday: Swimming + Hot Yoga 

Wednesday: Elliptical (Interval)

Thursday: Spinning + Body Pump 

Friday: Run (easy) (I hope) + Hot Yoga 

Saturday: Elliptical (progression) + Bliss Flow Yoga 

Sunday: Hot Yoga 

 

Also just wanted to mention that I am officially drinking the Apple kool aid – I just switched from PC to a new Macbook Pro (a very lovely work reward). I am still figuring it out but thought I’d ask : 

What are your favourite aps / tools in general and for blogging on a Mac? 

Any locals doing the resolution run? Registration price goes up after tmw!