I had a LONG weekend (took part of Wednesday off) and I can’t believe that it’s over. Unfortunately our plans to go back east and spend Thanksgiving with my family fell through, but we were able to spend the holiday in Cleveland with B’s family. Which meant we got to do quite a few things on our days off. Here were 10 of those things …
1. Running the Cleveland Turkey Trot. It’s a 5 mile race and was my first real race after FW was born that I had signed up for. I tried to keep up with B’s siblings for most of the run (B watched FW during the race and cheered us on) – but since I’m still getting back into shape and they’re mid-marathon training, it wasn’t an easy feat! In any case, I finished pretty strong and better than I expected – I had an 8:40/mile average page.
2. Getting dressed up and celebrating the holiday with B’s family. Any excuse to put FW in a cardigan and bowtie 🙂
3. Cooking! B and I brought cauliflower to the big meal. We roasted a few whole heads with a dijon dressing and then also made a cauliflower, date and pignoli nut dish.
4. Cuddling with great grandma. This was FW of course 🙂
5. Working out. I got in 4 runs and some kettle bells on my days off.
6. Bundling up for a walk downtown. It was chilly for the first few days – but at least it made for perfect ice skating weather! (not for me – but for those people in the picture)
7. Shopping! We did some shopping for Christmas gifts and bought a few books and teething supplies for FW. (Side note – teething is THE WORST.)
8. Walking. FW, B and I went for a walk when it was sunny and in the upper 40s one day. It felt great to see the sun and not be super bundled up!
9. Bowling. B’s family’s post-Thanksgiving tradition is bowling and then a big Italian dinner. I did pretty well for me (82!) but as you can see, it wasn’t enough to get in the finals – check out all the high scorers in my lane!
10. Lots of eating. I mean – it was Thanksgiving, after all. B and I had some good meals even outside of our Thanksgiving Day meal. Including some great Chinese takeout from our favorite place (Wonton Gourmet)and then feasting on all of the new Halo Top flavors. Seriously – I almost squealed (okay, I did squeal) when I saw all these flavors at Whole Foods!
And now, it’s back to reality for a few days at least. I have a busy week ahead of me at work so hopefully it will fly by.
Some questions for you:
- Have you tried the new Halo Top flavors?
- Did you run a Turkey Trot?
Per usual, I’m linking up with Erin, Katie and the weekly wraps.
2 thoughts on “10 Thanksgiving Things”
We don’t have Halo Top here. I want to try it very badly! I love that green jacket you are wearing for your walk. Congrats on your first real post-baby race! I think your time pace was great, especially since it was a 5 miler! It looks like a lovely long holiday weekend! Keep putting FW in those bowties. Adorable! Thanks for linking, Melissa!
oh my goodness. you have.the.most.beautiful.baby.boy. in.the.world…….
(congrats on your post baby race btw!!!!!)