Hermione, Mark and Yo-ho

Meet Hermione, brilliant and loyal best friend of Harry Potter.

Mark Wiseman, standout Hawkeye running back.

and Jake the Neverland Pirate (better known as Yo-Ho if you ask Higdon)

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These pictures were taken after the Monster Mile, and race our local Chamber holds for kids in costumes. Emma and Aedan both ran the mile, and Mom was the pace car (on foot!) while dressed as Rosie the Riveter. Emma placed second of the female runners.

After the Monster Mile, the big kids went to dance class for 45 minutes, then we visited the Downtown businesses for Treats on the Streets. We always get so much candy at this event that the kids really don’t ask to do much trick-or-treating the following week.

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I also ran a costumes-encouraged half-marathon in the Twin Cities in October with my friend Lin. We dressed as “Road Runners” and had a lovely fall weekend for our run.