What To Do With Your Candy, NYCM And Pile On The Miles

Confession: On November 1, 1991, I went trick or treating with a friend pretending to be a wrong calendar.

While not everyone shared in my humor, we were greeted with many happy people who were thrilled to be able to unload the rest of their Halloween candy that was still situated by their front door.

I was quite the creative sweet-toothed genius when I was 13, yes?

More than likely, no one will be showing up today at your door as a wrong calendar so please check out the following links if you want to unload your remaining candy:

80 Dessert To Make With Leftover Halloween Candy – I want to make the Reeses Pumpkin Muffin Tops

Clean Eating Trick Or Treating Great ideas that don’t involve baking

So. November 1st. Not only are we entering the Thanksgiving and holiday season, this Sunday is the New York City Marathon.

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If you meet my dad, within the first 10 minutes of talking to him there is a 99% percent chance that he will steer the conversation to talking about the 3 NYC Marathons he finished while simultaneously whipping out a photo from the finish line that he keeps in his wallet.

I used to make fun but now I understand.

It is a big deal. Any run you accomplish is a big deal but the NYC Marathon? Um, HUGE DEAL.

When I was 6 years old, I recall waiting in the crazy crowd on a city corner to see my dad run by us.


I missed seeing him because I was too busy eating a chocolate donut. Do you love how I never forget what I ate?

Will I ever train to run the NYCM? I am often asked this question.

I actually have no desire to train and run the New York City Marathon or any marathon for that matter. Weird? Maybe.

I am content with my routine the way it is. I love running and I love training and running half marathons so why rock my own boat?

If the desire ever hits, I will address the topic of registering at that time. Until then, I will continue to admire and envy every person that registers, trains and runs the 26.2.


Instead of running a marathon, I will be participating in Run Eat Repeat’s Pile on the Miles Challenge for the month of November.

This annual event encourages us to pile on miles by walking and running rather than piling on the pounds that can often occur with the holiday season.


What: FREE Online challenge  to walk or run more during turkey month.

Who: Everyone is invited to join.  Everywhere around the world!

When: November 1 – Nov  30.

Where: Virtual! Sign up on this form and come back to RunEatRepeat.com each week to  stay accountable and be entered in a drawing for prizes.

Why: To challenge yourself and encourage  others to move more this month. This is about setting a goal and staying  accountable with check-ins. It is not a competition for the most miles any  longer – it’s about YOUR GOALS.

Click here to learn more. I encourage you to join in – you don’t have to be a runner or a blogger. This event is open to everyone!

Good luck to everyone running in races this weekend, especially running the New York City Marathon. A special shout out to one of my oldest friends, Alison, who will be running on Sunday!



Do you have a lot of candy left? What are you going to do with it?

Are you running the NYCM this weekend?

Do you plan on training to run a marathon at some point?

Will you be participating in the Pile on the Miles Challenge?









Author: The Cookie ChRUNicles

Hi! I'm Meredith. Join me while I run and cook my way through single motherhood. It is always an adventure trying to teach my 12 year old son the benefits of an active lifestyle combined with healthy eating while of course, still leaving room for dessert.

6 thoughts on “What To Do With Your Candy, NYCM And Pile On The Miles”

  1. One of my best friend’s mothers just ran the Chicago marathon, and I thought that if she could do it, than I really had no excuse. I’m starting with the Columbus Half Marathon this coming May (right before my wedding) and since I’m moving to Chicago shortly after that, I thought I’d aim for the Chicago marathon in about a year (even if I have to walk part of it, I just want to complete it).

    1. I totally understand – I had trouble seeing the Hershey Half come and go. Even though I opted out by my own will, I was sad. Next year’s race will come quick!

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