I (Lisa) have to admit, I’m not a big Halloween fan. Mainly because I’ve always found the holiday ridiculously stressful, which I know, sounds silly. But even as a kid, I always felt the pressure to have a really great costume. Now, as an adult, my kids must also feel that way, as they are coming up with extravagant costumes they want me to implement. I pretty much spend all of my Pinterest energy on this one event.
On a side note, here in New Hampshire, Halloween isn’t on October 31st. I remember going to college in NH and someone asking when Halloween was. I laughed and laughed at them, saying Halloween was on a specific date, like Valentine’s Day or St Patrick’s Day. Joke was on me.
Trick or Treating in New Hampshire happens a variety of dates. It’s something I will never, ever understand.
There is one thing I have ALWAYS loved about Halloween, though.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
It’s a brilliant movie with amazing songs. I especially love it because it truly spans 2 holidays-it’s completely acceptable to watch it at Christmas (a holiday I actually like!) and Halloween. Do yourself a favor and watch the “How the Movie was Made” bonus footage. Remember, this movie came out in 1993. Technology has grown leaps and bounds since then. So to make this movie, it was literally taking shot after shot of clay figurines. Mind blowing to think how long it must have taken to make an entire movie in this fashion.
When I saw this medal being offered by Level Up Virtual Runs, I knew this was something I had to be a part of. Oogie Boogie on a medal? Yes please! This makes me excited about the holiday for once!
Please support our friends over at Level Up Virtual Runs and check out their Pumpkin King 5K. Virtual Runs are a great way to keep you accountable and motivated, no matter what your running goal may be. Doing a virtual run allows you to go the distance, get rewarded for it, all while giving you the flexibility to complete it on your own time. Flexibility is great for me during October, because I continue to be in the process of Costume Making Hell…And dare we say this medal would look awesome on a Bibs2Bags Holiday Themed Bag!!
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About The Authors
A 25 Year Veteran of the Group Fitness Industry, Erika currently teaches Kickboxing, Step, and H.I.I.T. classes at Guilford Parks & Rec.
An Avid Runner, Lisa began her running career about 10 Years Ago.