If all I did the previous week was clean, all I did this week was run the dishwasher! Seriously, it’s surprising it didn’t burn out (and it is still working fine months after not draining properly).
In the past I’ve gone the paper plates and plastic cups route for Thanksgiving, but since I decided to use my mother’s silver, that didn’t seem appropriate. And not just here sterling — almost half that table was hers!
- Monday: Dogwalk, 3 easy treadmill miles
- Tuesday: 3 miles easy + 10 x 20ish second strides; DM Abs
- Wednesday: Dogwalk, on my feet all day prepping for Turkey Day!
- Thursday: 1 mile WU + Cohoes Turkey Trot
- Friday: Dogwalk, 38 minute swim (4 laps with kickboard)
- Saturday: 7 mile LSD
- Sunday: YFR Hamstrings, Foundation & Back
Mileage: 18 (+3)
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There was only one reason I ended up on the treadmill again today: time. The weather wasn’t that bad, despite the snow showers in the morning (yes, I said the dreaded s-world).
I also had to cut this run short by a mile too, again, due to time. Thankfully I’m not training for anything. Sometimes it’s nice not to be training!
It was going to actually be warm in the afternoon — after snow yesterday! — but Lola had her dental today and I wasn’t sure when I’d need to pick her up, so I went out & did 2 miles with Bandit, dropped him off, did my strides and cooled down.
It was a bright, sunny day, and I actually wanted to run longer . . . but alas, again, no time. Is running strides on a decline cheating? Running them into a 20 mph headwind makes up for that, right?
I was solo for my Turkey Trot. I knew a few people who’d be there, but not enough to make plans to meet up with them and I didn’t bump into them before the race. Since I’ll be wrapping up my month on Tuesday, you’ll have to wait til the following week for the recap (unless I’m motivated to get it up Wednesday . . . maybe).
So, what do you think? It’s an odd distance; 3.5 miles. 3.5 hilly miles. Did I PR it?
The group shifts from week to week, but we’re still mostly running long each week. Running Buddy J & I had swum together Friday (with Mr. Judy home, I had a bit more leeway with being out), and we ran together. Just keeping up the base.
Favorites of the week
I’m not sure you can actually call taking Lola in for her dental on Tuesday a favorite, especially not since she ended up having 3 teeth pulled, but she came through it beautifully. It didn’t effect her appetite/eating at all — in fact, she whined the whole way home from the vet — she was hungry! Although the vet warned her tongue might loll out since she lost a lower canine, it doesn’t, and I actually think she looks better without it (she had a very severe underbite).
Thanksgiving went well. Mr. Judy says my Dad didn’t like the turkey, but hey, I didn’t hear it so it didn’t happen, right? No one else complained. We don’t have to drive, the pups get to stay home, and my sister doesn’t have to host. It’s a win-win all the way around.
There was one minor incident with Bandit when my sister tried to gently move him and he growled at her. We can move him no problem, but obviously we still have some work to do with strangers.
And that’s a wrap
Let’s get the conversation started:
If you celebrated, how’d your Thanksgiving go?
Any great Black Friday deals (I didn’t buy a thing . . . yet)?
What leftover are you still loving (we actually had very few leftovers!)?