Kids, Candy and Hoka One One

I am home back in Columbia as of yesterday. I was so happy to see Kevin, Peyton and Eli.

As always, I hate leaving Daniel and Sadie.

I went out Friday night with them to Trick or Treat. There is a borough of St. Louis called South Hampton (SoHa for locals) where the streets shut down, get barricaded so no cars can get through and the people in the neighborhood decorate there house with scary things, dress up, build bonfires, break out the liquor and kids come from all over to trick or treat. And those people don’t give out crappy candy either.

I was impressed with this place because I thought the fun of kids dressing up trick or treating was passe. I had so much fun walking around with James, Allison, Daniel (Ash Ketchem) and Sadie (A Minion) trick or treating that my face hurt from smiling so much.

It was fairly cold that night but that didn’t stop the hundreds of kids in that neighborhood. The cute thing is that the people ask the kids to tell a joke before getting candy. I had Daniel loaded up with hokey Halloween jokes.

Why is there no food left after the Monster’s Party?” “Because they were a goblin!” HA! Many like this courtesy of me. Daniel was a hit and he loves being in the limelight and getting attention.

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Sadie was so cute and would not wear her minion goggles correctly and insisted in wearing them backwards the entire time.

They ended up with 2 big backpacks full of candy. We all had a good time and I especially did.

I was wondering while Sadie strolled along with that heavy candy bucket and what she must be thinking of such a tradition.

Kids dressed up like characters that they like, walking around getting candy must be nirvana. 🙂 I am satisfied that at least in SoHa, this tradition is still important.

Peyton and Eli gave me a 20 minute heroe’s welcome home yesterday. Kevin said the boys have been confused and restless while I was gone for 9 days. They are happy now and won’t leave my side.

My new shoes came in while I was away so I tried out my new Hoka One One Stinson Tarmac running shoes today and at least as far as I can tell from 3 miles…I love them!


Shoe Porn (My current shoe rotation)
Shoe Porn (My current shoe rotation)

My feet felt great which is the first thing I look for. Another thing was how light the shoes are. They look heavy, yes…but they are light as a feather. Another thing I noticed and haven’t really heard anyone else speak of this in their reviews was that my upper abs stayed engaged the entire run. I’ve never noticed that happening before. So at first run, I love them.

I ordered them from and got such great discounts that it made it worth trying. The shoes were at my house in 2 days, no shipping cost and a no fuss 90 day return. It’s hard to beat that.

We had a pleasant surprise today. Allison, Daniel and Sadie visited us in Columbia and we had a great time with them. We had a late lunch at Shakespeare’s Pizza…of course. 🙂 A great end to my weekend.

It’s back to regular work tomorrow. I’m sad my training in St. Louis is over but very glad to be home.

I know I’ve gained weight so I have to hit the discipline trail this week.

"Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. 
Attitude is how well you do it." -Lou Holtz, U of S. Carolina football

7 thoughts on “Kids, Candy and Hoka One One

  1. Awww sound like a FAB time was had!!!!
    LOVING the shoe porn 😂😂😂 a girl after my own heart! Go see my collection in Instagram…. I have to hide mine from hubby!!!!

      1. haaaaa haha haaa… SO DID I!!!! then my Nike Flex Runs (the turquoise ones) happenend and THAT WAS IT! the more colour the better!
        Have you seen the Asics Tri Gel Noosa? OMG COLOUR PORN and then some!

  2. Sounds like it was a lot of fun, Charlotte! 2 backpacks full of candy!? That’s quite the bounty for Halloween!

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