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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Switching it up for the holiday.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  I started my day with a bit of a turkey trot, like many of you runners out there!  My friend Lisa and I ran one of our favorite routes, a total of 12 miles.  Normally Thursdays will be another weight training day, followed by Muscle Fusion X, but today the gym was closed so I got to do my long run (otherwise reserved for Saturdays).

Despite the fact that I could still barely move my arms because of the muscle soreness from yesterday's workout, we had a great run and a decent pace: 9:42 min/mile.  When we finished I came home and did my ab workout for the day, per Misty's instructions.  It took me about 15 minutes to do 3 sets of 4 different ab exercises, 20 reps each.

By the time I finished that, I was running pretty low on energy and feeling total body soreness.  Still, I mustered the strength to make 2 clean pumpkin pies and clean dinner rolls, my contribution to the delicious Thanksgiving dinner we enjoyed with Lisa and her family.  Today I'm thankful that I didn't have to worry about making the bulk of the holiday feast and especially thankful that since Lisa is also a clean-eating lifestyle follower, we had lots of good, clean foods to choose from and everything was delicious.

Any of you braving the crazy crowds in the morning (or tonight for that matter) to hit up the big, Black Friday deals?  Not me.  I hate shopping and I hate crowds even more.  Instead, I'll be hitting up the gym for another training session with Misty, followed by a spin class.  That's a much better way to spend Black Friday, in my humble opinion. :)


  1. Yay for a little "turkey trot"! I was a huge lazy sloth on Thanksgiving but I did run an hour the day before so I let that be. Glad you are still fitting some runs into your routine!

    1. Hey, that's still a great run, even if you did it the day before! ;) Glad you were able to be a little slothful on the holiday. You deserve to relax, too!


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