A Very Merry Thanksgiving!

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Thursday: Eat & Rest <— I gave thanks for a day off!

Friday: 8.5m easy 8:13/pace 

Thanksgiving was at Cameron’s parents house this year and they did a beautiful job hosting. As soon as I walked through the door they offered wine 🙂 (how can I not marry into this family!?) and they had their veggie/hummus plate in the living room next to a warm fireplace.

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Cameron & his sister Juliana

Cameron & his sister Juliana

Our dinner started off with an arugula salad w/cherry vinaigrette (SO GOOD) and squash soup w/cranberries & gorgonzola cheese. Apparently Chris (Cameron’s mom) loves my blog and wanted to follow my rules about starting dinner with a salad. It helped me ease up on the carbolicious feasting, but i think it backfired for others. Cameron said he was just worried about filling up on salad before he “got to the good stuff.” Oh well.

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After our feast we sat around the fire, attempted to watch football, but most of us (ok the girls) hung around the laptop and shopped.

Juliana & Chris

Juliana & Chris

And if you were wondering, my pumpkin pie w/almond flour crust came out perfectly!

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Yesterday’s run was beautiful! It was cold out, but sunny which always helps it feel warmer than it is. I tried to make sure I didn’t start out too fast and kept my pace moderately even. For me to slow down I have to either run without music or make smart music decisions that are a little slower paced. Yesterday I listened to The Decemberists (perfect for this time of year!) & The Oh Hellos. Listening to the albums straight through also keeps my legs running calm and steady.

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All bundled up and ready to run! I got that warm headband from Target’s C9 collection for $13. It was worth it for sure.

Last night we watched The Deathly Hallows: Part 1. We’ve been watching Harry Potter all the way through over the last month or so and we’re finally down to the last part 2! I miss having a Potter film to look forward to around Thanksgiving, brings back so many memories! (i’m secretly hoping Harry Potter becomes a tradition for us.) My family is so spread out we don’t have a ton of annual traditions so I’m excited to see what’s to come for me and Cameron ❤

What are some of your traditions?

Anyone do a Turkey Trot?

Author: She's Going the Distance

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3 thoughts on “A Very Merry Thanksgiving!

  1. Looks like you had a wonderful time!

    No Turkey Trot for me – it was a day off from running because everyone was home, and my wife has to work all weekend. So we had a fantastic relaxing day together.

    We have a very traditional Thanksgiving, but pumpkin spice scones with caramel sauce for breakfast has become a tradition. To my (happy) surprise, the boys are very much into the traditions for Christmas.

    • that sounds amazing. anything “pumpkin” is welcome for a new tradition in this household!

      • The recipe is our own (ok, my wife and younger son) variant on one from the ‘Alice’s Tea Cup’ book – if you like to bake things like scones, definitely check it out. I have yet to find a recipe that wasn’t easy and delicious.

        And looking at those pics brings me back … well, about 25 years 🙂 Those pre-marriage days do matter in many ways (not that things can’t / won’t change later), but going through all of it together is ultimately what is most important!

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