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Turkey Time

Monday: 35min total body

Thanksgiving was a blast this year! We had an easy ride to Ohio and got to meet up with Emmeline and her husband for dinner. But she’s a jerk…always feeding me beer and trying to talk me into killing myself doing an Ironman.

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Thanksgiving morning I ran 6 hilly miles on a beautiful clear day making room for all the food I forgot to take pictures of haha, oops. I think we had a little over 30 people on T-Day and it was amazing. A lot of catching up, laughing, wine, kids playing and everyone falling in love with our pup!

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My Aunt Terri & Uncle Jeff also gave Cameron and I a nod with a “wedding cake” and had us cut our first piece as husband and wife together! I love how everyone we come across is celebrating our marriage in their own special way.

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LE enjoyed the freedom of being off-leash and having a ton of space to play. She listened perfectly and was so easy to take care of while we were away. Plus, she just looked so majestic!

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This is the back cabin where a lot of us stayed.

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Later, after most of us napped, we had a bonfire, corn hole, giant jenga, and more wine. It felt almost like a college party, but way more fun cause the company was awesome 🙂

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All the female relatives (minus my SIL Trish.. where are you trish??)

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Aunt Terri, Aunt Dena, Niece Peyton, Grandma Maley, Aunt Chicken, Me & LE

The next day we hit up Zoo Lights at the Columbus Zoo. It drizzled and was raining hard at the end, but everyone had a good time.

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We left for home Saturday morning and once we got LE, home and bathed, she passed out in a blanket for an hour. She was beat. So were we. I still feel like i’m making up sleep!

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Last Week

Monday: 20min upper body, 3m easy 9:00/pace

Tuesday: 5.5m easy 8:20/pace

Wednesday: Rest

Thursday: 6m hills 8:15/pace

Friday: Rest

Saturday: Rest

Sunday: 10.5m easy 9:00/pace

Total Miles: 25

The big question…are you ready for Christmas?


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First T-Day Run Ever

Monday: Rest

I’ve never once set foot out the door on Thanksgiving. Never laced up, never turkey trotted and never worked off my pumpkin pie before I ate it. But I needed it this year. I like running in different locations, so just getting out on the Ohio roads felt good, even if it was cold and snowing in my face hah.

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It’s hard to see in the pic, but those rolling hills got me! I gained over 400ft of elevation in 4 miles. I was actually at 1,000 ft elevation…totally different from my sea level legs.  I wasn’t really anticipating a hill repeat effort, but hey it’s the first in my off season.

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At least there was a hot shower, coffee and food to eat shortly after… oh this must be why you guys run on Thanksgiving morning haha.

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Oh and I don’t have any pictures of the pumpkin pie because I ate it. ALL of it. Then of course there were way too many family pictures being taken!

This is my cousin Brooke, me, Grandma Maley, & my niece Peyton:

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Also—Ohio is hilarious. I miss the Midwest so much. Where are you ever going to find solid hunks of chocolate for sale at the grocery store like this?

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Peyton ❤

Or this…can you spot it?

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Or the best of all.. someone that caters to your alcohol purchasing needs? On register ONE?

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I feel like I should have bought the Ohio shirt, walked around with a hunk of chocolate in one hand and a 12 pack of beer in the other… I’m guessing that’s what Ohio wanted me to do.

Last Week

Monday: 4m easy 8:16/pace, 20 min chest/back

Tuesday: 6m easy 8:14/pace, 20 min triceps/ core

Wednesday: Rest

Thursday: 4m hills 8:33/pace

Friday: Rest

Saturday: Rest

Sunday: 5m fartlek 7:33/pace

Total Miles: 19m

Anyone traveling for Christmas?

How do you handle scheduling your workouts while being around family?


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#WeAreThankful

This has definitely been a laid back week for running. There was no reason in particular that I didn’t run much, other than I just didn’t feel like it.  I did much more strength training so running on sore legs wasn’t gonna happen. It is a good time of year to relax a little, without an intense training schedule and get goals ready for January. In fact, it’s a great time of year to reflect on why I’m thankful (duh)!

Here are the top 5 things I am thankful for this year ❤

Being healthy enough to run, finish and PR a marathon: If you followed my blog over the last 6 months, you’ll know I had an ankle injury and came back to train for a marathon in October. During the marathon I was so incredibly thankful I was healthy, uninjured and actually running a marathon. Even now after the race, I’m so thrilled that I’m still healthy and did not get injured this fall.

Coffee & Carbs: Kinda ridiculous to be thankful for, but I had a rough year…and almost every morning the thing that got me out of bed was knowing I would have a warm cup of coffee. Most times when I was out for a run I would picture a big cup of coffee and an egg sandwich with a bagel or toast and it would get me through the workout.

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Training Clients: I get asked every so often if I have difficult clients or if there’s a person I don’t like to train. The answer is honestly no. Right now my clientele is amazing. Each of them have their own personal goals, struggles, and things to overcome. It is an absolute honor to help each of them on a weekly basis.

Friends & Family: This is always an easy one since they are the people you laugh and cry with,  lean on and love.  And when you don’t call them for a long time, they forgive you ;).

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my dad !

 

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nephews: mason, jaxon & brant

 

The last thing I’m thankful for is silence. I finally began to take time away from work, people, running & stress to just sit and breathe. Life goes by very quickly, especially when you don’t take the time to be present in moments. This is something I’m continuously going to work on.

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Weekly Recap

Monday: 45min upper body

Tuesday: 5.6m “race pace” workout

Wednesday: Rest

Thursday: 3.5m easy 9:05, 35min legs

Friday: 40min arms & core

Saturday: 20min core

Sunday: 2.1m trail hike

Total Miles:  11.2

Soooo what are you thankful for?

Anyone traveling for Thanksgiving?