Hello everyone! I am sorry for the absence (ha, if any of you have TRULY been missing me then good- missed you too ) but I was really, really enjoying my mini vacay and the time away from the computer and social media was a nice break. Very refreshing
I hope everyone had an amazing Turkey Day! I know I did, it was a good time with my family and I got to see Drew too which is aways a positive side of holidays with both of our jobs being at schools= nice breaks! (Fun fact: I even had yesterday off because in Pennsylvania, it was the first day of rifle season for hunting deer….haha yes. seriously.)
So anyways my Thanksgiving day started out with an extremely cold Turkey Trot 5k starting at my old elementary school! It was a brutal 27 degrees when we were headed there. My dad also went to the race with me.
Here we are racing (no sorry this was staged on my street- but still a fun picture!) Thanks mom!
The race was a good one and ended up being a really beautiful day out, you know, after you were numb, ha. The race unfortunately had a slight hiccup for me with another stupid side stitch at around the 2nd mile. UGH. one of those stabbed in the side gotta walk type of side stitch. Of course. I haven’t had a side stitch in all of my runs but of course it happens now. TYPICAL. Oh well. I still finished 26:51 so not too bad or far off my last. But soooo over the side stitches.
After this I was ready for turkey and lots of it! I helped my mom make a sweet potato casserole and and we had our pies ready for after!
I made the apple and mom made pumpkin! The apple turned out pretty well if I do say so myself with ice cream of course!
Over the weekend I got to spend some quality time with Drew and took advantage of online shopping from the comfort of home. Perfect. No going out on Black Friday for this girl!
By Friday though, I was feeling some aches and pains in my knee and feet (as I so called “obnoxiously” pointed out to Drew…I mean I can’t help he’s an athletic trainer and is supposed to heal me, RIGHT!?) So I took the entire 2 days of no exercies besides walking around a little. It was the best decision I made for sure because yesterday I felt good and I had a nice run and tabata workout with squats, burpees, and sit ups and felt great! I’m definitely trying to take it easy right now and slowly build up my runs to get a nice base and lately I’ve been happy not going much over 3 miles, and doing some strength circuits in my basement. I’m already starting to see improvement with my times in running so I’m pretty excited and trying to not overdo it! woo!
How was your Thanksgiving Day?
Did you do Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping? I did and got some good deals admittedly for myself but some presents too