I love… pumpkin patches and corn mazes

It has officially been a week since the Chicago Marathon, which means one week of no exercise. I have to admit, I have enjoyed the extra free time I’ve had this past week!

I have decided that I will run the Des Moines Marathon next fall. I LOVED Chicago, but it’s a bit pricey, so I will probably alternate running it every other year. I also like to support my own state, so it’ll be my third DSM Marathon 😉

I am going to start working out tomorrow, but not running. I plan on using the Stair Master or elliptical for 30 minutes, followed by upper body strength training.

I will probably start working on my legs again (squares, lunges, etc.) next week. I don’t think I will run until next Sunday either. As much as it is killing me to not run, I really want to take two weeks off and make sure my legs get plenty of rest and time to heal.

This past weekend I went to Burlington to visit my Grandma and some of my siblings. One of my favorite thing to do is hang out with my family.

My sister got me this chocolate. I love chocolate and chai tea, so this is a perfect combo!

Dagoba Chai

Really, how sweet are my pajamas?

Morgan wants to burn them.

My Grandma got them for me like 8 years ago when I was a freshman at Iowa. I can’t get rid of them.

Sweet Pajamas!

Sunday morning my siblings and I went to Harvestville Farms in Donnelson, Iowa (SE Iowa). We went there last year and had a blast, so we thought we would go again.

They have a 10 acre corn maze, a huge pumpkin patch, lots of crafts, and other neat things to do.

The corn maze took us 45 minutes to get through. I highly recommend this place if you live in SE Iowa!


I am not a good navigator, so I just followed and took pictures. I let them do all the work.


Pumpkin Patch

I love pumpkins!


It took my three brothers to wheel the pumpkins back to the car. They weighed in at 180 pounds!


My loves.


I have been asked about how to transition from running a 5k to a 10k, so I will create a post about that this week. Most likely tomorrow, because honestly speaking that is the only night this week that I don’t have a fabulous tv show to watch 🙂

I did just start watching Scandal on Netflix, but luckily there aren’t many seasons yet so I shouldn’t be on my couch for too long 😉 Anyone watch it?

Have a great rest of your Sunday!

4 thoughts on “I love… pumpkin patches and corn mazes

  1. It sounds like you are having a great post-marathon rest! Good for you 🙂 I am obsessed with Scandal! You will not be disappointed…and if you haven’t heard, How to Get Away With Murder is a new show by Shonda Rhimes, the same producer as Scandal- it’s also fantastic. Happy resting!

    • I am hooked to Scandal! Shona Rhimes is a great writer, because I’m also obsessed with Grey’s Anatomy. It’s funny to see the cross over characters. I may also have to start watching her latest show…

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