Happy Thanksgiving Eve!
I don’t know how much I’m going to be around the rest of the week. Between cooking and hosting and running, spare time is going to be at a premium, which is why I want to take a moment to wish you all a happy holiday!
I set my alarm super early so I could make these cute cinnamon bun turkeys I saw on Pinterest. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the right ingredients, and they didn’t come out quite like they were supposed to. Little man seemed to enjoy anyway, so… I’ll try again next year.
We had plans for a 9:30 AM showing of Penguins of Madagascar. I wanted to take little man to the zoo, but the weather has been so nasty and rainy that outdoor activities were out. It was a cute movie and it was nice getting it out of the way early so we still had plenty of time for last-minute errands.
Mr PugRunner was awesome to brave the grocery store for some final items. He also made surprise stop at the running store. He told me it was to discuss fueling for the half on Sunday, but then said he had an early Christmas gift for me.
I have been so worried about the battery life of my Forerunner 10, and was hoping to find a 200-series under the tree, but he said that I couldn’t wait til Christmas – after all, I have other races to run. He’s the best.
He and little man also ordered flowers for me to use as a centerpiece for tomorrow.
I left cleaning long enough for one last family photo session before the holidays, then it was home for a dinner of random leftovers and baking an apple pie.
Homemade apple pie is one of my favorites. I can’t wait to have a piece tomorrow!
It’s going to be early to bed for me, because our local “turkey trot” starts pretty much at dawn. I’m excited to run my very first Thanksgiving race, and that I will have an insta-PR because of the distance. Not a bad way to start the day.
Also, Space Coast is in the back of my mind. This is the first time I have raced within a few days of each other. I have been training pretty hard, and I am kind of thinking that maybe, if I really try, I can PR on Sunday. I hate even writing that down – while the colder temperatures have been helping me immensely, I feel like I have created some kind of unrealistic expectation for myself. I need to calm myself down and focus on the fact that I will be back at a race with which I fell in love last year, and just enjoy it for what it is. I have created a mental game plan and analyzed and tweaked it, and I feel pretty good about everything. Except my choice of outfit. That will be a game time decision, depending on the weather.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all. I hope that no matter how you choose to spend the next few days, you have a wonderful time. And, most importantly, thanks to all of you for your support and advice and general amazingness. It’s appreciated more than you know.
If you celebrate Thanksgiving, what’s your favorite part of the meal?
Are you racing on Thanksgiving morning? Where and what distance?