Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone is having a wonderful day and is able to enjoy it with family and friends.

I have so many things to be thankful for this year…mostly this amazing family that I have!

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Today is also the official start of my marathon training plan – although I added Monday and Tuesday runs this week to kick things off. I’m thankful to be healthy, able and motivated to run and train.

As my act of giving back for the holiday season, I donated more than 10 inches of hair yesterday to help children with medically-related hair loss. This is something I have done 3-4 times over the last seven years or so. It’s a pretty easy thing to do on my part, but helps out a kid in need.

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Now it’s time for turkey! (Well after a 6-mile run that is!)

Have a great one!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. Good luck to all the Turkey trotters out there racing today – what a great, healthy way to start off a day of indulgence!

Friends Thanksgiving

I’m headed to Maine today to celebrate with my boyfriend and his family. Ian’s been raving about how good of a Thanksgiving meal his Mom cooks for quite some time, so I’m really looking forward to a great meal! I’m blessed with a lot of great things, but am most thankful for all the amazing people I have in my life.

Today will actually be my second Thanksgiving this year. A group of friends that live in the area decided we should do a “friends Thanksgiving” ahead of time so we could celebrate together before everyone headed off in different directions on the actual holiday. The food was amazing – check out the spread in the pic! We went with most of the traditional staples for dinner, and dessert consisted of pecan pie, pumpkin cheesecake and a peanut butter pie.

It was a great get-together and fun to get in the spirit ahead of time. We also lucked out and got to enjoy a mid-60s November day on our Thanksgiving allowing us to hang out with beers on the back deck – not a usual Thanksgiving occurrence, especially for someone who grew up in Syracuse!