Running a 5K & The Cutest Halloween Cupcakes EVER!

Even though I may have said I am never running a 5K again it looks like I am going to run a 5K next weekend!

My running coach emailed me today saying I should try to get one in before the half marathon. I haven’t been in a race environment since May so this will provide a good little reminder on how to pace myself when everyone else is BOLTing out of the gates … like this (he makes it look so effortless!):

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(Matt Dunham/AP)

When everyone around me takes off, I definitely tend to get caught up in the moment.

The other night a local running group blew by me and without even realizing it I sped up so I could (attempt) to keep pace with them.

The group is called the Fort Lauderdale Front Runners and I think it’s a little bit rude how fast they run. It could really give a girl a complex to be passed by so many people all at once!

So, next weekend I’ll be getting up super early to do my long run on Saturday and then super early to do the 5K on Sunday.

I’m not a morning person at all, so I’m probably going to be grumpy all weekend. Poor Adam.

I’m already planning to make these cupcakes to reward myself for getting out of bed before the sun rises two days in a row:

(Disclaimer: During my non-running hours I work for an advertising/marketing agency and this video was made by one of my clients. However, I seriously do plan to make these cupcakes!)

Making these cupcakes might give the impression that I’m not a Scrooge McDuck but I totally am. On Halloween Adam and I always go out to dinner so we can avoid giving out candy to trick-or-treaters.

Go away you darn kids! 

Just kidding! Well, we do go out to dinner to avoid trick-or-treaters but I don’t really hate kids.

As an only child I just don’t know how to behave around them so I’m all awkward about it. I’m (sadly?) much more of a cat person.

I’d be happy to babysit your cat!

What do you do for Halloween? 

Do you have any fun Halloween recipes to share?

4 comments

  1. Ali K. @ Hit the Ground Running

    I love 5ks! There’s something nice about being done after 3 miles lol.

    I try to give out candy on Halloween but our neighborhood never has kids around. I think we had 5 visitors last year, total lol.

    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      As a teacher I think you are pretty much required to be nice to kids! And I know you’re extra nice to them because you give them star stickers!

  2. Kim

    I love 5K’s too! I’m sure you’ll feel great after crossing that finish line.

    I am so not a Halloween person. I like handing out candy to the kiddo’s trick-or-treating around the neighborhood but I hate the whole costume thing.

    Hey, another coincidence! I also work in Marketing/Advertising. 🙂 I’ve worked at a couple ad agencies in Ft Lauderdale & Boca. Now I’m in marketing at a publishing company in Delray. 🙂

    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      I really shouldn’t be such a Scrooge about Halloween. I actually met Adam at a Halloween party so it holds some fond memories. I think we naturally gravitated towards each other at that party though because we were the only two people not dressed up … we are Halloween Scrooge’s together! 🙂

      Yay, a fellow marketer! I work for an agency down in Miami. Before you ask, yes the drive does stink 🙂

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