I love Thanksgiving week. Most people have a short workweek, and are planning menus and family get-togethers. I just finished my grocery shopping and bought way too much food for our small gathering on Thursday.
But I’m okay with having an abundance of food in the coffers. It makes me feel like I’m a good ‘provider’, having lots of food in the house. I’ve stepped up my exercise game so to speak, also. John and I have been walking at least 5 miles each day, and I’ve put in time at the gym too.
I figure it’s a trade-off. I get to eat all of that yummy food on Thursday, guilt free, and I feel good from all of the walking too. I looked into joining in the annual Turkey Trot here and may do that again.
I did it a few years back and it was a lot of fun. My oldest son joined me and it propelled us to run a half marathon the following spring. But I’m probably not going to be doing that again.
Have you run a half marathon? It’s 13.1 miles, which really isn’t that far. We were running along just fine and at about mile 10 I thought, “This is easy!” I’m not sure what happened in the next mile but by the time mile 11 marker was in sight I was not only thinking, but saying out loud, “Okay, I’m done, get me off this course!”
We managed to make it across the finish line, and I still have the medal and jersey to prove I did it. But let’s just say I don’t need one of those cool racks to display all of my marathon medals.
I thought maybe I’d run a full marathon one day, but between my foot and my knees, I’m not sure that’s a good idea. Wow, that just sounded like a big fat excuse. We’ll see, maybe I’ll change my mind one day.
Meanwhile that 4 mile Turkey Trot sounds just about right.
What about you, are you getting out there and moving around before the big dinner? Does your family participate in an annual run or maybe football game?
I hope you’re enjoying your week and you have something fun planned for Thanksgiving. If you need a place to eat, come on over, we have more than enough to share.