I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with their family and friends!
It was a laid back quiet one in our little family, which is great.
There was no over-eating on my part: no dessert, and only a bite of bread dressing. I pretty much only ate meat and green beans. I did eat some chips and dip while helping prepare dinner, so that was the worst of my eating sins.
Wednesday I met with my trainer for a workout and good grief, I hate him and love him all at the same time. I opted out of running any miles since I knew I was either going to run a Turkey Trot or just run my own personal TT.
I woke up in plenty of time to head down to any of the Trots in the nearby area, but I really didn't want to a) fight the crowds for parking and race day registration and b) pay $35 to run.
Therefore, slightly before 8am, I was dressed and ready to hit the quiet streets. It was around 54deg out, cloudy and a bit more humid than I had anticipated. I ended up running 5 miles and calling it a day.
I love running the streets on holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. It is so quiet, no noise, and you only see a car or two, the lone runner(s), and maybe a mom/dad or two pushing a tike in stroller, or pulling them in a wagon still in their pajamas (so cute).
I ran part of the Nicholsen trail and again running past the homes, I could smell the smells of Thanksgiving behind their doors wafting through the windows and it just made me smile.
Since its yet another taper weekend of running, I only have 10 miles to do.
The weather for Saturday? warm, humid with storms on the way. Sunday? Cold and WINDY. I am opting to run Sunday with another group instead of the usual Saturday run. Their route is a solid 10 miles every Sunday and they start 30min later than a KW start. While I do not like running in gusty winds, the thought of 10 miles in the opposite of that AGAIN makes me want to hurl. Its gonna be a cold one on Sunday!!!!
This means no rest day for me today! I'm going to hit the gym up for an hour on the treadmill along with some weights/abs.
Are you altering your run(s) this weekend due to the holiday? Due to weather?