Weekend Fun: Taper Week + More Pumpkin Love

NEVER, and I do mean NEVER Miss A Monday (or a Tuesday, right Michelle!) … because when you miss a day, you miss a lot.  And that is especially sad when you miss this:

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies!!

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Michelle LOVES pumpkin … 

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She thought a container (which was originally full) this size meant she’d get a bonus whoopie pie for the road

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I’m guessing you can tell by the look on her face that there were, in fact, no leftovers!

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Over the weekend we began TAPER WEEK for the Indy Women’s Half – 8 miles for those running the half this Saturday and 17 for those in the JCREW Marathon group :)

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I love that we got all 15 girls in this picture – Jen and I will try to be more photogenic next time :)

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This morning the temps were cool and the company, as always, couldn’t be better!

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As an Indianapolis Mini Marathon Ambassador, it is my job to provide you with registration updates, course details and challenge initiatives.  
MiniAmbassadorLogo-01One of those challenge initiatives is the Faster Than Colts Cheer Challenge that kicked off this morning.  Several Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders ran the same Indy Mini course through downtown today and posted a finish time of 2:07 – blowing past their initial goal of finishing faster than the average Mini Marathon participant in 2 hours 33 minutes.  {#FasterThanColtsCheer photo courtesy of the Indy Mini Facebook page}

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A little #IndyMini selfie with my two original trainers, Summer and Jenny, plus Annette, who was originally in my first trainee group – for 5 minutes, until she realized her long super model legs could go a lot faster than the rest of my group :)
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Selfie Fail! 
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May 2016 will mark the 40th Anniversary of the Indy Mini the 100th Running of the Indy 500 and I’m told the 500 Festival knows how to throw a party!  From the Mega Mini OR Mini Maniac Challenges to the 5K, Miler Training Series and Kids Rookie Run – the 2016 Race and Events won’t disappoint!

Don’t miss out on the best deals on registration – the Mini is only $65 until October  15!  That’s a great deal to be a part of one of the nation’s largest half marathons!

Please don’t forget to select my name, Brandi Wolf, as your Race Ambassador Referral during the registration process for the Half Marathon, Mega Mini or Mini Maniac Challenges.

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11 thoughts on “Weekend Fun: Taper Week + More Pumpkin Love

  1. has2run says:

    Pumpkin whoopie pies, sound so good. They look really good to. I love seeing groups of runners it is so motivational, good job.Have a great day
    bakingrunner.blogspot.com

    1. javaandsole says:

      Thanks for stopping by BakingRunner – based on the name of your blog, we would be fast friends!! My dear sweet Summer made those amazing pumpkin whoopie pies … but never shared the recipe so I guess that does mean she’s making more!!!!

  2. Summer says:

    So many hee hee ha has in this one B! Love it….Your blog is so fun!!!

    1. javaandsole says:

      So SUMMER … Where are our whoopie pies?!? I’m ready for more pumpkin please before you move onto the Christmas ones!

  3. Jen says:

    Ahhhh. Poor Michelle! Missing all the food fun with these miles I’m logging. Wish I was running the mini this year, but I think Nashville is calling my name. 40th girls weekend!

    1. javaandsole says:

      RNR? That will be so fun – come back with lots of pictures and a full race recap so we can live vicariously through you Jen!

  4. Michelle says:

    Hilarious! Love it! Pretty sure Summer said she was making me more! :)

    1. javaandsole says:

      I know …I heard that too .. Summer??

  5. Michelle says:

    P.S. I also had a photobomb fail! Dang it! Haha! I tried though! 😂

  6. Melissa says:

    I missed SNACKS?!?

    1. javaandsole says:

      “you miss a Monday, you miss a lot” right?!? :)

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