Today on Tuesdays on the Run, Patty, April, and I are wondering: What healthy choices did you make over the Thanksgiving holiday? Nobody is perfect and I’ll be the first to admit I enjoyed a few too many beers (Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout ON TAP, people. Of course I had some!) Ahem.
I managed to make a small handful of healthy choices…
First, we started off the holiday by running our local Turkey Trot. And by running, I mean, Jones ran some and whined a lot. In the third mile, he told me he was completely miserable. I told him our goal for next year is to have him only be moderately miserable. I know, pass the Mom of the Year Award. He did, however, PR by seven minutes over his 2012 time and got immense satisfaction from passing someone in the last few seconds. Yes, he is my child. ;o)
I also made a few smart food choices – more veggies than meat and carbs on Thanksgiving, but that may have been balanced by a huge slice of pie. With whipped cream. Ah well, you win some, you lose some. Really, as far as food goes, the healthiest choice I made was to only treat Thursday and Friday as holidays. The rest of the weekend was my normal eating. Win!
But the best thing I did for myself? I ran 10 miles on Sunday!!! You may not have noticed, but I’ve only run 3 double digit runs since I finished ZOOMA Annapolis at the end of May. And yes, those of you following along at home, all 3 of those were at half marathons. I had not done a double digit training run since before I ran my first half marathon in March. Perhaps that’s why my last three half marathons sucked. (Ya think?) While I was on my runner’s high, I may have signed up for one more half marathon for 2014. Yes, yes, I did. And the madness continued on Cyber Monday as I signed up for more races.
I’ll be revealing my race calendar for 2015 soon. It’s looking all kinds of crazy! (But really, would you expect anything else from me?)