Tomorrow marks Thanksgiving, and I can’t believe we are here again. I am excited to have a day with family, friends, and food. For us, it’s always a nice day, giving all of us a nice break on the way to our winter holidays. Here’s how I spends my Thanksgiving, runner-style.
Head On Out For That Turkey Trot!
Maybe you’re toeing the line at an official Thanksgiving race, or maybe you’re taking a spin around the neighborhood. It doesn’t matter how you gobble through your wobble, but start the day with movement. For me, physical activity prepares me for the figurative marathon ahead. This year, we are keeping it local, but I’m looking forward to the miles just the same.
Clean Up + Get Comfy
When you’re done with that run, treat yourself to a nice shower and get in your comfy clothes for the morning (Confession: if I am dealing with the turkey, I will usually prep it after a good hand wash, and before my actual shower. Raw poultry is gross.) Athleisure is the name of the game. Morning is the perfect time to cozy up with a coffee and watch some of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Use the time for some stretching.
Time For Prep
Whether you’re cooking meal, visiting as a guest, or skipping the day entirely, you’re going to need to eat. After your breakfast and stretch is a good time to get going. I always work from a list to get myself organized, but however you do things is just fine. I plan to have almost everything done on Wednesday, so Thursday will be stress free.
Into The Real Clothes
I like to change gafter cooking, even if it’s into another casual outfit. Thanksgiving is a day of wardrobe changes, for some strange reason. I also like getting a family photo at some point, so I can usually get the guys to put on something nice.
Eat, Drink, + Be Merry
Yum yum! Time to dig in! I’m all about the stuffing and gravy and cranberries and wine! I’m all about it!
Take A Walk
After the feast and the inevitable cleanup, I’m always down for a family walk. Not because we need to work anything off, but because it always feels good to move a little after a huge meal. This year, we will get to bring Luna (it will be cool enough for her), and we might be able to check out some holiday lights in the neighborhood.
Yup, it’s time to relax. Generally, that means it’s time for some football and/or a couch nap. All are welcome to enjoy. It’s pretty much inevitable before the guests go home, and a great way to soak up more family time.
Pie On The Couch Before Bed
We usually eat on the earlier side, so by evening, I’m hungry. A piece of pie on the couch in my pajamas is the perfect way to end the day. By this time, I’m so very ready for bed, so off I go, full and happy!
will you take on a turkey trot? Are you cooking or visiting or catering? Anyone else for a post-meal walk?