Yesterday was a day of celebration for our family: my birthday, Halloween, Reformation Day, race day, and weigh-in day.  Wow!

1 – Back in April I made a commitment: lose 30 pounds by my 30th birthday.  I’m happy to report that I made my goal! After our furlough in the US (aka, Candyland), I was tipping the scales at 215 lbs, as of Sunday morning I weighed in at 185 lbs.  I can tell the difference in my physique, energy levels, and general athleticism.

2 – Sunday morning Kristin and I ran in a 10k race around Athens.  The 10k shared its course (in part) with the Athens Classic Marathon, which was honoring the 2500 anniversary of the battle of Marathon.  A beautiful day for a run!

3 – In the afternoon, the girls went on a candy hunt around the living room.  Since there’s no Halloween in Greece – and therefore no trick-or-treating – this was the next best thing!  Sofia was a bumblebee.  Emma was either a princess or ballerina – or some hybrid of the two (I could never quite figure that one out).  Sofia doesn’t get too much candy… so she especially enjoyed the abundance of the sweet stuff.

4 – We topped the day off with a delicious kabob dinner with friends: some of my favorite food; some of my best friends!  We headed back to the house for some cake and some very mild ruckus-raising.

I even have pictures to corroborate my story.  Enjoy!


First, our 10k.
Next, a Halloween candy hunt!
Later, dinner and cake with friends.



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