Was Thanksgiving really 3 days ago? It feels like only yesterday that I was counting down the days to see my family and celebrate the beginning of the season. My parents came into town for a few days, and it was great to see them and enjoy some turkey and quality time together.
Speaking of turkey, this year also marked the second annual family turkey trot — instead of doing the large downtown race (which I do enjoy), me and my brothers- and sisters-in-law did our own run around our neighborhood. It’s a fun tradition, and works out perfectly since we all live so close to one another. My oldest brother-in-law and his son started out by running from their house. Then they picked up my sister-in-law and her daughter at her house (about .75 mi away), then they picked up my other brother-in-law and his dog at their house (about another .5 mi away), and then they picked me, B and my younger brother-in-law at our house. Then we ran a little ways around dropped everyone else off at their houses. It was the perfect start to my Thanksgiving morning!
But I’m getting ahead of myself. Here’s how the week went:
Sunday: 2 mile treadmill run and then a hike with the family. I cut the run a little short, because I wanted to get outside for a hike before the rain. I’m beginning to love our Sunday hikes – they’re a great way to beat the Sunday scaries!
Monday: 4.6 treadmill miles while watching Tic Tic Boom
Tuesday: 3.5 treadmill miles (and finished Tic Tic Boom!)
Wednesday: 3.26 miles outside and then a 3 mile hike with the family
Thursday: 5.51 outdoor miles for Thanksgiving! We did about 3 miles as part of our family Turkey Trot and then I finished up with 2.5 more miles on my own
The best we could do – selfie with the turkey trotters
Friday: 3.1 treadmill miles
Saturday: 4 outdoor miles running, plus a few miles walking
total mileage: 25.98 miles running
And now, let the holiday season begin!
Questions for you:
- Did you celebrate Thanksgiving?
- Anyone watch Tick Tick Boom?