For everyone in the US, I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving!! It was a wonderful week at my house full of lively kid noises, a tiny little kitten roar, and we loved it! Both kids were home from college and we spent a lot of time together. I ran 21.7 miles.
First, I’m happy to announce that I am returning in 2024 as a Run Toledo Ambassador. This will be my 8th year as an RTA! Time flies! It’s a fun group of people offering races for everyone. Speaking of which, I’ll be running the Christmas Village 5K on Saturday! This is my picture from last year’s race:
Second – we’ve got a new foster kitten! Camden is the only one we have and he’s a fireball and a cutie. A whole bunch of fun! There’s something to be said for only having to scoop up litter for just one kitten instead of 5! 🙂 He’s only 5 weeks old and has little baby mews and baby blue eyes. So cute!
Mon – rest day from running. The weather was warm enough for an afternoon walk in the park. My mom and I walked almost 2.5 miles. The park is decorated for the holidays and lights are hung along the walkway.
Tues – 4 miles treadmill. My watch must be calibrated now. The distance was almost spot on this morning.
Weds – 6 miles. I had the day off work which was great because my kids are home from college! We started the day at the Toledo Museum of Art.
My daughter actually saw the water lilies at Giverny in France when she visited Monet’s house earlier this year. How cool is that?
We went climbing in the evening. The routes change on a weekly basis so I didn’t get to try to finish the route I was challenged on last time I visited the climbing gym. Oh well, there are lots of routes I am challenged by! (but also lots I can finish. Yay!)
I feel like a legit climber now. I just got a chalk bag and shoes. I’ve got it all!
Thurs – 1.5 miles. Happy Thanksgiving! Just a short turkey trot to start the busy day. This is the 13th year of our family event.
After the run we visited my parents then started cooking! A delicious meal was enjoyed by all 🙂
Fri – 4 miles. Chilly! Note to self – I NEED to wear fleece tights for any temps under freezing 🙂 It took awhile to thaw out my legs after this run.
Sat – 6 miles. A little colder today, but I did wear fleece tights. Yet, when I took a shower I noticed my skin was red like a sunburn from the cold. Geez, it’s only 27 degrees… how am I going to survive this winter?? I represented my team.
Sadly my support wasn’t enough. Ohio State took a tough loss to Michigan. Booo!
I worked on a holiday project. I rehung the lights in these snowmen. These used to belong to our neighbor who moved. I don’t remember if I paid 50 cents for them or if I got them for free at her moving sale, but my neighbor was happy they found a new home and I was thrilled to have them! The lights died last year and now they have LED twinkling lights. They look beautiful! Of course my foster kitten “helped” a lot.
Sun – Rest day… putting away Christmas storage totes, and spending 5 hours driving my son back to college! But first donuts. And coffee. This week’s coffee run to Wendy’s was a lot cheaper than our last Starbucks run!!
Q: Have you tried the new Wendy’s Peppermint Frosty Cream Cold Brew?? (Darlene, I’m looking at you! 😉) I thought it was good!
Q: Did you run a Turkey Trot this year?