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Not So Typical Pumpkins

So I bet you are thinking I’m going to do some post about being healthy on Halloween, avoiding all things sugar, and doing a workout instead of trick-or-treating. I am not the “Grinch of Halloween.” I am all for healthy living but I’m not naïve enough to think everyone will abstain from candy on Halloween and start handing out dried apricots. In fact I’m pretty sure your house will be egged if that happened.

Over the weekend, some of the kids in my residence hall carved pumpkins. My friend Kerri and I teamed up with our baby pumpkin, which may or may not have been my sly scheme to get out of scooping out the yucky middle ;)

We are running obsessed and decided to carve a running girl with a long flowing ponytail:

And then proceeded to imitate her. (Probably the worst running form ever.)

At least it is a far improvement from 2011’s pumpkin! Last year, we didn’t get to the store before they sold out of pumpkins… Solution? Buy a watermelon, paint it orange, carve it like no big deal. The mustache helps disguise the fact that this guy is actually a fruit. Shh!

All I am going to say about healthy Halloween habits is BE PICKY. Just because it’s free doesn’t mean you have to eat it. Especially if it’s not something you would normally eat anyways. For instance, I have never had an urge to eat powdery candies like Smarties, Sweet Tarts, Bottle Caps, whatever. That wouldn’t change if someone was handing them out for free. Peanut Butter M&M’s however? Don’t mind if I do :)

What are your funky Halloween traditions?