Turkey Time

Thanksgiving might be my favorite holiday. It’s less stressful than Christmas, and is a perfect combination family, fun, and relaxation. And of course having the day after off doesn’t hurt either. I know I greatly enjoyed my four day weekend!

I wish I had some photos to post, but to be quite honest, they’re all really unflattering. So I’m going to make the executive decision and never allow them to grace the internet.

Backing up to Wednesday, I started the holiday weekend off with a blown out tire. On 95. Half mile from my exit. A few hundred dollars later, I now have four new tires. Safety first my friends.

I met up with my best friends from high school (we go back all the way to 4th grade) and went to our schools alumni bar night. It was fun to catch up with old classmates and especially old teachers. Especially my fifth grade math teacher who had absolutely no idea who I was for the entire conversation. Fabulous.

Turkey Day is and always about the trot. 5 mile road race to start the day. I hope to do a recap once race photos are available online (that I can steal). Long story short, 5.01 miles, 33:08, 6’39” pace. Felt good to be done – my legs are still sore as of today.

Dinner at Wills was delicious, and as always a glorious time. Especially how I shamelessly fell asleep in his living room at 730PM. Party hard.

In other news, I slept a massive amount on Friday and have been catching up on all the sleep I’ve desperately been needing. I coaxed my mom into treating me to a pedicure which was so, so needed.

To keep this post somewhat short, especially because I have no fun pictures to look at, the rest of the weekend was spent relaxing, cooking, adulting (i.e. errands) and of course movies!

Hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving and a marvelous weekend! xo

Linking up with Erin for Weekend RecapTara for Weekend Update, and Katie for Marvelous Monday to start this week off right.


What’s your favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner?

Anyone else run a Thanksgiving morning race?

27 thoughts on “Turkey Time

  1. I love Thanksgiving because of all the eating and lounging. I like doing races and somehow have only done 2 in my life! Over the past years, we’ve traveled on Thanksgiving day which hasn’t allowed me to do many races. Hopefully that will change in the years to come!

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  2. I love the buildup to Christmas so much but Thanksgiving is nice. I used to love the holiday when we spent it at my cousin’s ski house but we don’t go there anymore so now it’s more low-key. So much couch time/sleep happened this week and it was glorious. You just reminded me of how badly I need a pedicure…

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  3. My favorite part is spending time with family and to catch up with relatives I don’t see often; however being an aspiring vegan I think of the millions of turkeys (& other animals) who are killed for food, just to feed families on that day, not to mention those killed throughout the entire year. I like this quote from Gary Francione, “How very sad that we express our thanks for what we have by taking away the life of another”. Check out this site in memory of the precious lives lost, most of whom are just babies. http://46millionturkeys.com/


  4. It’s so interesting that you say T-Day is less stressful – I feel like it’s way more so! Just sooooo much work. But always fun 🙂 I’m happy to hear you had a great holiday and had fun with your friends!


  5. i love Thanksgiving also — it’s a very similar day for me! ran a 10K Turkey Trot with the boy (great job on your race, girl, wowzas — you’re SO speedy!) and then just relaxed with the fam all day and passed out on the couch at 8pm. love it. 🙂

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  6. I was able to fly home and run the turkey trot this year, something that always makes me happy. I ended up going a tad bit faster than planned, all to try to catch up to my sister and her friend. It didn’t exactly work 😉

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  7. Great pace for the race! And you haven’t even been running! I’m so jealous 🙂 I want a pedicure so bad…but my toes are awful looking. Any person doing my toes would pass out =P


  8. Sounds like someone had a great Thanksgiving! 7:30! You did Thanksgiving right! 😉

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is, well…the food. I love corn casserole the most though!

    I didn’t do a Turkey Trot, but I did a couple post-marathon running attempts over the long weekend.


  9. Sounds like you had a nice Thanksgiving! I agree that its nice to enjoy this holiday before the Christmas craziness ensues! No turkey trot for me this year but I ran 5 miles on my own and I was happy it was outside! You never know with the weather this time of year but I’ve gotten lucky lately.

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