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“I finished Boston last year with my hands over my eyes wiping away the tears. The people lift you up the entire race.”– Sam Ryan

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Turkey day morning run

Today's run (street): 4.3 miles

Happy Thanksgiving! It's so nice to be on break from work and being able to spend time with friends and family. It's also a treat to have time to go out for runs (weather permitting) every day. Yesterday's running plans were disrupted by the freezing rain, but this morning's conditions were much more favorable.

It was 33° and cloudy when I got my gear organized. My daughter decided to join me for the first part of my run and I was excited about that. We waited outside in the cold while my Garmin locked in on its GPS signal. It has been taking longer and longer to acquire a connection and I hope that doesn't mean that I'm going to need a new watch. Actually it would be great to get a new toy, but I've been very happy with the FR210. Once the display came ready, we were off the driveway and on the road.

Our route was a clockwise loop around the roads adjacent to my house. We moved along at an easy pace and chatted away. Once we completed the circle I left my daughter at the house and continued on to complete my run. A few minutes later I began to notice some snowflakes fluttering down and I loved the effect. That, combined with the crisp air, the scent of wood burning and the aroma of Thanksgiving cooking made for a very pleasant experience.

There weren't a lot of people out at 8:00 AM, but those I saw were in a friendly mood. I wasn't the only person in the neighborhood who was trying to get in a holiday run. I crossed paths with three other runners by the time I wrapped up my workout. The rest of the day has been filled with holiday activities and LOTS of food. Still more fun to come on that.

I plan to get out tomorrow to burn off the all these calories. I'm not sure what I'll do, but the weather is supposed to be sunny and cold. Congrats once again go to TPP who put in yet another great race effort today at the Town of Oyster Bay turkey trot. One of these days I'm going to return to the track and work on speed. Maybe tomorrow will be that day.

7 comments:

  1. I passed on the Garden City turkey trot this year, but regretted it during my morning run. The weather was perfect compared to last year's frigid temperatures. However, I don't think I could have pulled it off as Thanksgiving host. Too much food pressure.

    I'm glad you guys had a day. Are you doing Rob's Run?

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    1. You have to catch us up on how your Thanksgiving hosting went. We had a great day - lots of fun & good food.

      Sorry you missed the GC turkey trot but I think you made the right call. TPP is doing Rob's Run (relay team) but I'm not. But I did run at Stillwell this morning!

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    2. The turkey was the easiest of the dishes. Challah apple stuffing was a big hit and the spinach bread pudding was surprisingly good. Fun day with cousins. I was exhausted and slept in today. I did get in a short run in the afternoon

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    3. You certainly deserved to sleep in after all that A-Mom : ).

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    4. I haven't yet - are you definitely in?

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