This is a sad year people.  An email went out a couple days ago that because of lack of interest, no one was dressing up for Halloween this year.  WTF?!  I, of course, immediately sent an email and said that I was dressing up!  Two other people I know are going to dress up, but it isn’t the same if everyone doesn’t do it, you know?

I still plan on taking lots of pictures so you’ll have to come back tomorrow to see what I dress up as this year!

So we are in the home stretch of my 170 mile challenge!  When Helen left a comment on yesterday’s post, it never dawned on me that because of the hurricane Sandy, the New York Marathon might be cancelled or post-poned.  I couldn’t imagine preparing for months for an event and then have it cancelled.  My fingers are crossed for you Jacky!

So today was my 2-a day!  I was hoping to divide my bike ride evenly between 8 miles before work and 8 miles during lunch.  No such luck – the traffic sucked ass, and I only got just over 5 miles in before I had to head to work.


An unusual Biz breakfast is ahead – Carnation Instant Breakfast made with soy milk!

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I was actually quite surprised that this held me through my lunch time workout – 12.3 miles baby!


17.12 miles done and done.  Now I have 50 miles to go before Friday – the race is still on! Open-mouthed smile

Lunch was leftover chicken tortilla soup, still good, I think it gets better the longer it sits, with some tostada nachos on the side.

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I can’t be the only one that watches food network while they work out, am I?  Although the time that I usually go is either Sandra Lee, Melissa D’arabian, or Anne Burrell.  Sandra Lee kinda gets on my nerves, although I do like her money saving meals.  Melissa is okay to watch, although she’s sometimes almost TOO perky?  And Anne just thinks she’s all that and a bag of chips.  And I can’t stand her hair.

Well the other day Melissa had a recipe for a three cheese Philly cheesesteak that looked really good.  I chose to make a chicken version though since chicken cutlets were on sale last weekend.  I liked the sandwich, but think its needs more seasoning.  Tony liked it though!  We both only ate half of sammies too – they were big!  You can find Melissa’s version here.

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So this morning is going to be a race.  I have to pack up my costume, bring all my pot luck food, get to the gym and hopefully (yikes!) bike 16 miles before work, and then relax once I get to the office at 8:45. Just kidding

And flashback – Hannah’s first Halloween costume!


Hannah was 7 months old – only 3 months later and she was walking no problem!  Wow, does time fly?

Question of the Day:  What was your favorite costume you ever wore?  I have to say I was a hobo for three years straight.  My mom put Vaseline on my chin and lip and put coffee grounds on it so it looked like I had stubble.  It made it difficult to eat candy, but I loved how it looked!

Have a spooktacular day!