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November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Time

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — marathonmaiden @ 15:53

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope y’all are drinking too much, eating too much and laughing too much!!

As well as running too much 🙂

This morning I got up and had a pretty lazy start.  I ended up chilling with a friend and watching a Beatles special last night.  She <3’s the Beatles whereas I only heard of them once I hit middle school haha.  Definitely difference experiences.  Despite having lots of laughs I still was able to get a solid 9 hours of sleep last night, well kind of solid: I did have a pretty disturbing dream where the prof of the class I’m auditing (and am bitter and spew venom about) failed me.  Very odd indeed.

I kind of bummed around for a little bit, continuing my NCIS marathon and watching The Closer one on tv, until I decided to go for my pre-Thanksgiving dinner run.  I’m not the stuff-myself-silly type of person (I know that there will be plenty of leftovers) but I still felt the need to do a longish run so I hit the streets for 10 miles.  I timed it so that I would have just enough time to be ready for dinner.

But when do I ever stick to my planned runs? I added a 1.2 mile loop for a total of 11.2 miles.  It felt really really good and my pace was exactly where I like it. The weather channel said it was 45* but it felt warmer even with a cloudy sky. I was actually sweating a lot despite being in shorts and a t-shirt!

My legs felt pretty good once they got used to the “hills” again.  It makes me a bit nervous for January and Boston training.  Those Boston hills aren’t anything to take lightly! (and yes I qualified back in April and yes I am in for this upcoming spring for those who asked yesterday.  Sooooo excited!!) This run was one that really made me realize why I am a long distance runner.  My legs just felt like they were getting started around mile 9-10. I guess I just need a really long warm up? Haha.

I wish I had had the time to go longer but I didn’t want to miss turkey and trimmings (even if it’s my mothers cooking *eyeroll*) I’m actually going to head over to my friend’s house in…10 minutes to partake in her family feast as the rest of my family has gone to see my extended family at the moment.  Later tonight my friends and I are going to have a dessert par-tay and watch Charlie Brown.  ❤ my friends!

Like how I opened this post: Hope your guys are having fun, relaxing and enjoying some good times with good people 🙂

Although I do have to ask: anyone out there partake in the Black Friday shopping chaos? As much as I hate crowds (and shopping for that matter) I’m surprisingly tempted to hit up the mall tmrw.  I know I won’t but the pull is there.  Masochistic much?! Heh.

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4 Comments »

  1. I might be at Target at 5am! Have to wait and decide.

    Comment by Evan Thomas — November 26, 2009 @ 16:32

  2. Excellent run. I’ll start calling runs like this the MM Add-on! You must be getting pysched for Boston.

    Enjoy the food and fam!

    Comment by a marathoner — November 26, 2009 @ 17:28

  3. Thanksgiving is inspiring me to go double digits again tomorrow.

    Comment by Jess — November 26, 2009 @ 23:00

  4. Haha, all of my family woke up at 3:00 am to hit the deals…wonder what crap they managed to bring home..? Happy belated Thanksgiving girl!

    Comment by Kathleen — November 27, 2009 @ 08:41


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