Halloween Weekend Thoughts.

What a fantastic weekend so far! My dad and I are heading home from Calgary this morning after a lovely time. We are sore from our adventures yesterday, we kind of need another day to recover from a weekend away from home, but it was definitely a great weekend! I kind of kept forgetting it was Halloween this Saturday, I am not a huge Halloween person to begin with, but normally I at least carve pumpkins at this time of year! Oh well.

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Before we hit the road on Friday I went for a 5-mile run and then headed to the gym for 30 minutes of upper body strength training. After a leg day on Thursday I was pretty sure my run was going to be slower than a turtle in molasses but it actually wasn’t that bad. 5 miles at about 8:40 min/mile, it was a run where everything just felt good. I love coming home from a run to our awesome front door wreath. How cute is my neighbour for making this for our family!

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The main reason we went to Calgary was to see the Habs play the Flames. The Canadiens only do one western Canada road trip a year so we have to make the most of it! After the Habs lost (GASP) to the Oilers of all teams on Thursday night we were hoping for a better performance on Friday in Calgary. Boy oh boy did they pull through. A 6-2 win? Yes please.

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Saturday my dad was planning on heading home but I managed to convince him that we should head to the mountains for a day of hiking! We met up with a friend of my Aunt’s who was going to be our hiking guide for the day. I managed to finally cross off a hike from my list of summer hikes, one that I have been wanting to do for a while… but more on that tomorrow in my hike recap post!

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Let’s talk about my October Fitness Challenge… ummm…

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I did THIS ab challenge a total of two times during the month of October. Like seriously, I just can’t commit to Pinterest ab work, it is just so boring to me. BUT I did get a lot of other ab workouts in, like planks, 8-minute abs on Youtube, and HIIT ab moves at the gym. I don’t have a specific November goal because I have a 10-week fitness challenge in progress. If you don’t set goals, you can’t fail them right… 😉

What did YOU dress up for for Halloween?!

What did you get up to this weekend?