Sure, sure, everyone is probably tired of reading about Thanksgiving and Turkey festivities, but I’m not; at least not until this post is finished 🙂 Last week on Jenn’s edition of WIAW, a number of bloggers shared what they would be having. I’ve decided to share a photodump of what I did indulge in and what I did do over the past few days. Simply because I can.
I’ve said it before, but this past Thanksgiving was a little different since 1) I was on the East Coast and 2) I wasn’t with my actual family. I was with family friends, people I’ve known since I was born, so I guess you could say I was with family. Honestly the mini break was exactly what I needed – no stress, nothing to do, just run, rest, eat, and watch football all weekend long. The one thing I did miss terribly was our annual town turkey trot. It’s an easy 5k and serves as a mini-reunion for people in town. I used to run it with my cross country team, those who had made varsity sporting personalized felt capes, and in recent years have run with chased after my sister. I guess you could say Thanksgiving morning is my favorite holiday – 5k with the fam, breakfast out with teammates or waffles back at home as we watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade, then lots of moseying around the house (in t-shirt and shorts mind you…it’s normally 65 or 70F).
Arrived around 5 to the Philly Train Station. I wasn’t planning on getting picked up until 6 or later, so when I saw pumpkin ice cream, it was a match made in heaven. Might as well get the week started right.
Here’s something strange…we actually partook in family breakfasts. Usually when I’m home it’s a free-for-all, but here we sat down to enjoy fluffy quiche and pumpkin french toast, oatmeal pancakes, and eggs and fruit salad the last. I was also a fan of the homemade kale smoothies and homemade granola that greeted us each morning. 🙂
Yeah, the bottom right isn’t exactly breakfast, but we sure enjoyed our fair share of pie and pumpkin/vanilla ice cream. You know, I think I enjoyed Ben & Jerry’s rendition of pumpkin ice cream over Trader Joe’s. Though I do adore TJ’s, it was a bit sugary (gasp…shocker for this girl’s sweet tooth) and lacked the gingersnap bits.
Last but not least, the FEAST my friends.
I did not run as much as I would have thought, simply because my body still feels exhausted. I’m not sure if this has to do with the race last weekend or maybe I’m just a little tuckered out or I’m just being a whimp. Anyhoo, a few days off felt nice and I didn’t feel too guilty about it. #success
We did balance the weekend off with a TON of football – crystal clear picture, awesome endings (Auburn v. Alabama anyone?), and a more than comfortable couch. I like to think I fit right in and considered myself one of the siblings, making myself at home 🙂 It honestly was the perfect way to spend a weekend.
What was your favorite part of the Thanksgiving weekend?
“Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth.”
– Benjamin Disraeli