Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving Re-cap

The Turkey Trot was a lot of fun, it was great to see so many of Team in Training teammates! The weather was great (still pretty cold, but at least it was clear and the sun was out in spots) so they had a really good turnout, so good that they ended up starting it 20 minutes late to accomodate all of the "day of" entries.
My friend (and teammate) Chrisie was there, it was so good to finally see her again! We started the "Trot" together, it didn't take too long though before I was struggling. I can't believe what 4 weeks off will do to you....big surprise, right?!? Chrisie was kind enough to hang with me, even when I was like "I can't believe this, I have to walk" (it's a friggin 5k!!!). Finally as we got close to the end I told her to take off, I finished shortly behind her with a time around 33 minutes. Not awful, pretty much what I expected. I just wanted to have fun, and I did!
After the race I headed home to finish getting ready for the Thanksgiving Feast! The turkey was smelling gooooood in the oven!!! Before I knew it my Brother, Sister-in-Law and niece arrived, then shortly after that my parents. Here is a picture of the table
I made the yummiest sweet potatoes!
And the Turkey came out really good!!!

The dinner went really well, my family loved everything! We had a lot of fun and played some games after dinner (Uno and this new game Pictureka!).

Friday I worked at the mall (I always work Black Friday) and did some shopping! Lots of good stuff!!! Saturday I got up and headed to the gym for Cardio Kickbox class, definitely a good workout! And then this morning I met up with the TNT Alumni group for a run! I only did 3 miles because I had a baby shower to get to, but I'm still glad that I went.

I hope that everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving!!!


Marci said...

Looks yummy. Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving, and congrats on your 5K. Its good to take a break!

teacherwoman said...

Sounds like a great Thanskgiving!! The food looks wonderful!

SuperDave said...

Food looks great!
Thge good thing about the Turkey Trot's is that it allows you to burn calories before we stuff our faces. Not as guilt-ridden.

Run Mommy said...

Dinner looks great! WEll done.

Anonymous said...

I am glad you had a nice Thanksgiving. Sounds like you had a perfect day.

jahowie said...

Sounds like you had a nice Thanksgiving. We froze our butts off at our Turkey Trot too, but it was still fun. :-)

Carolina John said...

yum yum, that looks like quite a feast. Glad you had a great holiday, I did too.

Amanda said...

Yum, those sweet potatoes look delish!

Kelly said...

Congrats on getting back to running. I think a time of 33 is pretty good! And I hate having to walk too, that sounded like me. I always think "It's just a 5K, I can handle that" but then I get out there and just suck it up. NOT say that that's what you did...okay I'm digging myself into a hole here.... What did you add to your sweet potatoes, are those cranberries?

Jess said...

Sounds like you had a great Turkey Day! Glad you had fun with the 5k!

Megan said...

What do you mean you worked at the mall? Did you get a second job?

Glad your thanksgiving was great.

*aron* said...

sounds like a great thanksgiving!!!

Marcy said...

Yum, yum, yum! Those sweet potatoes DO look delicious!

BeachRunner said...

That is a great Thanksgiving!

M*J*C said...

Megan- You know me and retail! Anything for a discount on clothes!! I just help out at Express on Black Friday, and then they call me during the Holidays if they need extra help, but usually I just end up working 1 or 2 times!

Steve Stenzel said...

That looks good!!!

ThickChick said...

Nice work! Your turkey looks fantastic! Mine turned out just so-so.....

Way to sneak in all those runs! Isn't it amazing how quickly we lose stamina with time off from running - it is seriously crazy.

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