Friday, October 19, 2012

Pumpkin Overload.

The week that wouldn't end finally has!
I am really looking forward to this weekend, starting with tonight.

As soon as I am off of the train I am heading to the Post Office Cafe  to pick up my race packet for tomorrows 5k and more importantly, my complimentary beer, probably pumpkin or a Samuel Adams Octoberfest.

Tomorrow morning is Jump & Drill from 8-9 then the race at 10 am.
Super sweaty Saturday for me!
Thankfully my outfit is all picked out and ready to go, including a pair of Halloween socks.
I'll be posting it on here--Instagram and Vlogging, so don't worry, you won't miss it ;)

A few weeks ago my mom picked up some of Trader Joe's pumpkin pancake and waffle mix. Given the theme of the weekend I may need to make some of these in between my workouts.

All those calories I'll have burned from my workouts will be going right back into my body at TJ Finley's [my favorite bar] for PUMPKINFEST!

I went last year with Eddie, Becky and Lauren, and had the time of my life:

 It is by far my favorite day of the year.

However you can never have too many pumpkin activities in your life, so Sunday night me Lauren and the fam are headed to Old Westbury Gardens for Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns.

It is a 1/3 of a mile walk where you see over 5,000 hand carved pumpkins like this:

If that isn't amazing, I don't know what is!

I think some decaf pumpkin spice lattes will be in order for this event.
I have not been this excited for a weekend in a very long time.

What are your plans this weekend?


  1. That last pumpkin creation literally made my heart leap as I scrolled down to see it, ha! CREEPY!
    Good luck in the 5K! I have plans to see Paranormal Activity 4 tonight. Workout for the day is already done. Day off tomorrow. Back to it again on Sunday with a full body workout.

    By the way, speaking of pumpkins I attempted to make a Protein Pumpkin pudding I got from Nia Shanks' website and I guess I screwed it up because it was not as good as I had hoped. I didn't have any pumpkin spice and it REALLY must have needed it.
    Otherwise I really do like these pumpkin themed foods you mentioned. I really shouldn't be reading this right before lunch. :)

  2. You and your dangd 'ol pumpkin foods....I am so not a pumpkin fan! I think the pumpkins are cool and I miss the farm we used to go to NC right about now...picking pumpkins in snow gear just isn't the same...sigh...

  3. I love beer runs! My work week isn't over 'til tomorrow night, at which time I will be happily hitting up a bottle of Sam Adams myself. If you work hard enough to earn it, nothing is more gratifying :)

  4. I love Trader Joes and all things pumpkin so I will be picking up the pancake mix this weekend!

    And the drinking out of mini pumpkins is too cute! I wish they did something like that here in Lexington!

  5. How cool that you get to drink out of mini pumpkins! Have fun girl :)

    Oh, and that TJ pumpkin mix is delicious!! Enjoy

  6. Pumpkin Beer is my biggest weakness. Well, beer in general - LOL! Hope you had fun at the 5k, I'm thinking of signing up for one!

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