Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Running Thankfully.....

This evening I was able to go for a run when I got home from work. After fighting the I-95 north traffic and the crowd at the grocery store (procrastinate much?) it was nearly dark by the time I got home and dressed for a run. I don't mind running in the dark. Thankfully I feel safe in my neighborhood, aside from a few dogs that always startle me when I run by their fence. Actually in their defense I am sure I startle them when I run by their fence....Either way, our neighborhood is quite around 6 PM, not many cars coming or going, and if I didn't know what time it was I would think it was 10 PM. It's a pleasant place to run. I just wish it had better scenery and offered more distance. BUT, I ran and for that I am THANKFUL!

As I ran I felt really good. My heart rate was low, my breathing good, and my legs felt fresh...well they should since they have done nothing for who-knows-how-long. I began feeling like I could just keep going. Run far. Do a long run! I felt so good! I wanted to keep going. I thought I could easily knock out a 10 mile run, until....UNTIL I got bored out of my gourd. My neighborhood is about as exciting as vanilla. I know, vanilla is delicious, but you get my drift, it is no mint chocolate chip or chocolate chip cookie dough. I lasted 4.5 miles before I headed home, bored stiff.

I've looked for any kind of Turkey Trot for tomorrow morning but haven't had any luck finding one with people, or turkeys (how come you don't spell it turkies??? WEIRD!) for that matter. I guess I'll head out on my own in the morning for another run. My goal is to run 5 days in a row. Do you think I can do it??

What are your Thanksgiving plans? Will you be in the kitchen tomorrow? I will be! I love cooking for Thanksgiving! I'm looking forward to it!


  1. Yay!!! I'm so glad you've finally gotten that "feeling" back!!! Congrats on your run!! Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. I'm terrified of my local turkey trot, simply because it will be my first race. I'm considering skipping it to run alone.

    Yeah. I am afraid of the other runners. So stupid. I'm just used to being ostracized, so I assume they will ostracize me as well. The remnants of high school strike again.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Yes you can do it!

    No cooking for me, I love my family too much to do that!

    happy thanksgiving!

  4. Great job on getting out there and running! I'm glad it felt so good to do it!! I'm sidelined right now and itching to go for a run, but I'm WALKING at the Drumstick Dash this morning. I hope you have a happy thanksgiving!

  5. Sounds like a BEAUTY run! Hope you had a good one today, too. Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Great job! Good run! Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving!

  7. I hear ya on the neighborhood running. Snore!

    HOpe you got out today for a good run and then had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


  8. I definitely think you can run 5 days in a row. YOU CAN DO IT!!! :)

  9. I know about being bored in the neighborhood...I have to switch it up to keep from being bored.

    I actually ran a Turkey Trot yesterday! Fun and a really great way to convince yourself that you CAN have that 2nd piece of pie since you ran early on Thanksgiving morning!

    I rooting for you...5 days in a row!

  10. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!!


You're pretty much awesome!!


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