Happy Samhain!

Happy Samhain!

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Source: http://scottishanduniversal.newsprints.co.uk/order/26058698/egp_len_181013zombies_06_jpg

Happy Samhain, or Hallowe’en!

I hope you’ve all had a fun day 😀

I’ve been to a seminar, and on my way home, I treated myself with a trip to Costa. I had spotted a new, festive drink on their Facebook page that I fancied trying, and so I rolled up to the drive thru, and as I opened my mouth to order I could not remember what it was called! I ended up asking for ‘one of those new apple-y things’ 😮 Fortunately, the  barista knew what I meant!

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It’s called an Apple Spice, BTW, and it was delish.

In other news, @TheWelshWookie and I found out that our photo is in the local Dunbartonshire newspaper this week, The Lennox Herald.

That was a little Hallowe’en shock for us 😉 It’s of the Zombie Night Run, pictured at the top of the post.

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We’re stocked up, ready for any kids who come guising tonight 😉

Do You Do Fancy Dress?

Do You Do Fancy Dress?

Do you?

Of course, I’m pretty sure that most serious runners do not do fancy dress when pushing for PBs or wins. But, do you ever run in fancy dress, either for fun running or to raise money for charity?

The reason I ask is because I’ve done two runs in fancy dress this year.

The Color Run UK back in July:

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And at the Zombie Night Run on Saturday:

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And I’ll admit that neither of these were timed runs. Nor did I run fast (or rather fast for me) in either of these runs.

When I run more seriously, I don’t wear fancy dress. Usually this is because I am pushing myself a little more, and trying to run as best as I can.

Our next race is the Mo-Run in November, and right now I’m planning to run it semi-dressed up: maybe digging my lime green wig out, and donning a mustachioed t shirt 😉

What do you think about running in fancy dress? Yay or nay?

If you think ‘yay’ do you do any training runs in costume?

Tomorrow’s Run: ZNR

Tomorrow’s Run: ZNR

Happy Friday!

Tomorrow, @TheWelshWookie and I are running the Zombie Night Run UK.

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This is our first obstacle race, and I’m both excited and nervous about it!

The run is set in woodland in Helensburgh, and we’ve been told to be prepared for water, bogs and obstacles 😮

It’s an 8K run, and the first 3K is uphill, so I’m not going to even think about, or worry about time. Hills are all relative.

We could choose whether we want to run as ‘survivors’ or ‘zombies’: we’ve signed up as zombies, as I’m not sure I could cope with the thought of being chased through a dark forest at night! The race kicks off at dusk, so around 5.30pm. The survivors set off with a 5 minute head start and us zombies need to chase the survivors, and attempt to cross the finish line with a ‘life tag’ from a survivor.

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I’ll be happy just to finish at all! 😉

Fancy dress is encouraged, so I’m running as a zombie doctor, and @TheWelshWookie is running as a zombie chef. My sis-in-law, Janice, is doing our make up for us, otherwise we’d end up looking like a couple of crazy clowns if I did it!

I’ll post pics….. if I dare!

You Found Me By Searching What?

You Found Me By Searching What?

If you’re anything like me, you’ll cast a glance over what, if any, search terms are used by people to find your blog.

Well, last week, someone came across my blog searching for this:

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What?? Depressed quotes?

Maybe I’ll need to have some more positive posts from now on!

Tonight, @TheWelshWookie and I headed for a short run, to keep the legs ticking over before the Zombie Night Run on Saturday evening. We’ve found out that the first two miles are straight uphill, so thanks to PirateBobcat, I’ve been reframing my thinking. All hill are relative, and running is a matter of perspective. These are my current mantras.

Today’s Stats:

Run: 2 miles, slow

Time: 20:39

Trainers: LunarEclipse

Weather: cool, cloudy, a little showery

Today’s life lesson: Assuming that all daytime phone calls are sales calls is a mistake: some nice surprises come that way, too!

What’s been the weirdest search term you’ve used, or someone has used to find your blog?