Hey everyone! After a nice little break from work/blogging for the past 4 days, I’m back in the swing of things! Here’s how I spent my Thanksgiving break:
Thanksgiving: After spending the night at my parent’s house in Reading, I woke up early for my Turkey Trot, the Flippin’ Fun Turkey Run 5k in Wyomissing. My race recap will be up soon!
I then helped make homemade mashed potatoes and Red Lobster cheddar rolls (best rolls EVER!) and had a really yummy Thanksgiving lunch with my family. Then my husband and I drove over to his sister’s house in Warrington and had Thanksgiving/Hanukkah dinner! I barely had any room for more than a tiny bit more turkey and a latke, but I did eat some of my Sister In Law’s insanely delicious homemade pumpkin cheesecake!
What I’m thankful for: my dog Bella! (she was so impatient for us to all sit down so that I could feed her turkey under the table! She’s so smart!)
Black Friday: I bought a new MacBook Air for $150 off since my current MacBook has been acting up for months now! It’s 5 years old so I’m excited for the upgrade. I also bought CamelBak backpacks for Andrew and I for less than $50 each, Yaktrax Run shoe covers so that I can run in the snow for only $28, and some surprises for my husband! And I did it all online so I didn’t have to fight any crazy people. I ran 1 mile on the treadmill to keep my RW Run Streak going strong.
Saturday: Andrew and I went for a run on the River Trail in Valley Forge National Park. Andrew wanted to run 3 miles and I wanted to do 6, so we ran the first 1.5 miles out together. It was nice having a running buddy, and he kept me running at a slower pace for a really nice warmup. The muscles on the back of my left knee have been killing me lately, so I took it slow for the first 4 miles and then pushed it in the last 2 miles. I had to foam roll like crazy and then ice the back of my knee, but luckily it’s feeling a bit better!
Sunday: I ran 1 mile on the treadmill, and then went Christmas shopping! I also bought some supplies to make a really sweet outfit for the Ugly Sweater Run next Saturday. Goodwill didn’t have any good ugly sweaters so I’m making my own outfit with a little help from Pinterest. I’m also very happy to announce that Sunday was our 6 month wedding anniversary! I’m so happy to be married to such an amazing guy.
Now it’s time for a little Monday Motivation to start out the week! I plan on keeping the running streak going strong but I’m going to need a little motivation to do that. Even though I’m feeling a bit more tired and achey (especially on my left leg/hip) than usual due to the increase in milage, I’m feeling much happier, relaxed, and a bit stronger already! So I’m excited to make every day this month a good day with a run! Who else is with me?
How was your Thanksgiving break? Did you get any running deals on Black Friday? And how is your Holiday Running Streak going?