a special halloween runfessions

Happy (almost) Halloween! We’ve got one more day before October 31, and I am so ready to say goodbye to another month in 2020. With everything going on, I’m trying to be festive and make the most of this holiday season, even though I’m beyond ready for 2021.

Let’s join up with Marcia’s Healthy Slice and for a spooky and special edition of Runfessions!

I runfess…

That I am so excited for Halloween. I have no idea what to expect, but it’s historically just such a fun night, and I am here for it. Today, we will finally carve our pumpkins (they rot pretty quickly in Florida, so we have to wait until the last minute), and get ready for the evening. We plan to leave little goodie bags of candy at the end of the driveway, and have some food, drinks, and an outdoor movie. We will play trick or treating by ear (I may have picked up a bag of Take 5 that are intended for me alone).

I runfess…

That I have been a little tired this week. Energy was high all the way around last week, but come Monday, I had the hardest time getting out of bed in the morning. I even went to bed before 9PM twice this week. As the days passed, I got over it, but it really cramped my style.

I runfess…

That I was so excited to vote this week. Our early voting locations are open and buzzing with activity, and I couldn’t wait for my chance to get over there and rock the vote. This election feels more important than any other, and I’m sure part of my exhaustion this week hinged on the emotions that went into casting my ballot, but I have proudly done my civic duty.

I runfess…

That I am so excited for my first in-person 5K in almost a year on Saturday. It’s going to be small and low-key, which is really just what I need. My fingers are crossed that everything will go smoothly, but I’m so excited to be out there. If things go well, there’s a 10K in December that has my name all over it.

I runfess…

That home renovation has been kicking my butt. It’s almost more exercise than my walking and running! Everything is painted, and we are in the process of selling a few more pieces and replacing decor and frames and random things. It’s weird not having anything up on to keep and what to let go.

New bedding, but not sure what to put above the bed.

Finally, I runfess…

That I am not ready to fall back on Sunday morning. I hate the shorter days, even if it means more light for morning running. As an early bird, I struggle with darker afternoons and evenings, and prefer to stick with summer hours and lighting. Am I the only one?

So that’s it! My runfessions are in for Halloween! Are you handing out candy? What’s your favorite kind? Anyone else feeling super tired?

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13 Responses to a special halloween runfessions

  1. Catrina says:

    We switched the clocks back last week and it’s awful! It now get’s dark at 5pm. The EU is thinking about abandoning the whole exercise next year. I hope they do!
    Well done on renovating the home. I can imagine that it’s very exhausting, but rewarding.

  2. Michelle D. says:

    The one benefit of the clocks going back is it means early morning runs will not be so dark. I will not enjoy it getting dark by 5.

    It sounds like you have a fun Halloween planned! And, good luck with your 5K – can’t wait to hear how it goes!

  3. I used to love halloween when my kids were younger. It was always our favorite. Kind of miss it now that my kids are older. hope you all are able to have a fun night

  4. Jessie says:

    Yay for voting! Loe your shirt 🙂 I wish it were nice enough here (though it will be at least 50 tomorrow!) to watch a movie outside.

    Good luck at your IN-PERSON 5k!!

  5. Marcia says:

    I am super tired this week as well. I overslept by an hour this morning then I was mad about it. I do loathe the dark mornings but I agree the dark afternoons are soul sucking. Have a fun Halloween!

  6. Wendy says:

    I am so tired and I laughed when you said you went to bed before nine twice this week because I go to bed at 8! I do read for an hour or so, though.

    love your renovations. We’re doing the big stuff–new roof and driveway. I’m glad to get it done.

  7. Laurie says:

    Your shoes even fit in with your Halloween decorations! How cool is that?

    Good for you for voting early. Here in PA we can’t vote early in person. I will wait until Nov. 3 to vote.

    I am with you – not ready to roll back the clocks. When I used to teach, I hated getting out of work after dark.

  8. Coco says:

    I hope your race goes well today! Love the Halloween colors of your running shoes! I am looking forward to “falling back” so I can see a glimpse of daylight on my morning runs. Since I work until 6 anyway, being dark at 5 doesn’t really impact me.

  9. Enjoy your race!!! You will love it.

    I runfess that I’m looking forward to more light in the morning but not looking forward to six months of walking the dog in the dark at night. At least with WFH I don’t have to drive home in the dark.

  10. We kind of bailed on Halloween decorating when the kids got past elementary school. I still buy a few pumpkins, but don’t usually carve them (and the squirrels enjoy them without all the yucky candle remains). Besides, out youngest daughter’s birthday is Nov. 1, so that’s our family focus 😉

  11. I agree, home improvement are definitely a workout, no wonder you are tired…lol!

    I always hated Daylight savings. Can we please just have more daylight in the morning AND in the evening ALL year long????

  12. I love fall back, but I also hate how dark it gets in the evenings. I’ll be ready for bed by 6pm the first two weeks. Eventually I adjust but it’s usually super hard for me. The weather can’t be beat this time of year though!

    Home renovations are hard! It’s definitely exhausting! Extra sleep isn’t always bad, rest when you need to.

  13. Kim G says:

    I wish my state had early voting! I’ll be at the polls bright and early on Tuesday to cast my vote. We usually don’t have super long lines so I’m hoping to be in and out within 30 minutes.

    For Halloween I set out candle on a table in front of my house for trip or treaters. It looks like most people stayed home because I still had a lot of candy bags leftover by 8pm yesterday!

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