Happy Thanksgiving + Run Streaking

Happy Thanksgiving!

Before the celebrating, eating and merriment of the day takes over, I want to thank all YOU readers out there! I have sure loved writing here over the last several months, and I’m so thankful to have an outlet for my creativity and passion for life, love, food & running. And that some people out in the world are finding it useful and entertaining, too. 🙂 Thank you for stopping by!

I began my Thanksgiving Day by being thankful for my comfy bed—and not wanting to get out of it. But it was time to let the run streaking begin…

I have travel plans today, so I needed to get my first official Runners World “run streak” run done first thing this morning. I got up at 6:30, but it was still pretty dark out, so I made some coffee and got some packing done while I waited. I don’t like running in the dark alone; I always feel like behind every tree/bush/mailbox/lawn gnome is someone waiting to spring out at me. Plus, the other night I heard a pack of coyotes barking and howling just outside (!!!) so I definitely wanted to wait ‘til I could see the day in all its glory.

Once it was light enough, I pulled on several layers of clothes (the “feels like” temp was only 16 degrees out!) and laced up my shoes. I only had time to run a little over a mile, but since the Runners World Run Streak ‘rules’ are that you only have to run at least one mile a day, from today (Thanksgiving) to New Years Day, it would still be official.

There was still a little dusting of snow on the ground. Pretty.

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Even though I hate the thought of the cold, once I’m out in it, I love how the crisp air feels with every lungful of breath. It feels so fresh and freeing. I’m definitely thankful for all of the positive ways running makes me feel, and how it lets me enjoy the world.

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I’m thankful for this wonderful lake scenery, and the home we were able to buy this year that lets us see it so often.

I’m thankful these ol’ feet don’t hate me yet.

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Probably because I dress them up in such pretty colors. 🙂

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Day #1 of the #RWRunStreak complete!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Enjoy the day, eats lots of yummy food, and take a moment to remember what you’re grateful for.

Much love!

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