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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thankful for sugar cookies and restaurants

This morning I got up early, took a shower and got completely ready. In normal, grown-up clothes. Not running clothes. It is the first time I have done that in a long time. This is especially worth documenting because I even wore something other than jeans, which is rare. I love jeans. Almost as much as I love running clothes. Not sure if I've ever mentioned that.

I had a doctor's appointment, which I felt was a good enough reason to get dressed for the day. So my run has been scheduled for later in the day.

Last night I had date night with Janae. After devouring my sugar cookie, we talked about our Thanksgiving plans. It's funny because every time I tell someone my plans, I expect the complete opposite reaction of what I inevitably get.

The I Have Run family is going to a restaurant with a big group of my aunts, uncles, grandpa and cousins. Other people seem to think eating Thanksgiving at a restaurant sounds like a great idea. I'm getting used to the idea. Initially the lack of leftovers almost made me turn down the invite, but I decided I'm going to cook almost everything we normally have anyway, sometime between running and Black Friday shopping.

I guess my history of Thanksgiving dinners at restaurants is what sets me up to expect some degree of pity when I tell people we're eating at a restaurant. The highlight of my first Thanksgiving restaurant experience was finding ants in the water. Not just one ant. Ants. Plural. In everyone's water. Then last year I was sick on Thanksgiving so we decided to go to a buffet. When the line was so ridiculously long that it just wasn't worth the far-from-homemade offerings at the end of the line, we ended up at Carl's Jr.

But this year will be different. After running THIS before sitting down to eat, I'm going to do my best to get my money's worth and enjoy every bite.

Before I go, don't forget to enter my Spartan Race Free Entry Giveaway!!!


  1. I LOVE reading this…..And yes…I am going to eat until I am stuffed!!!! Can't wait to see you.
    Love, Aunt Carol

  2. Happy Thanksgiving! We are all so blessed. I love jeans too! Hardly wear anything else if I'm not running.

  3. Many thanks! This post seems to have done the trick!

  4. I love your black boots! Where did you get them??

    1. Thanks! I got them at Macy's last year. They are Bjorn brand. I saw they have them at Famous Footwear this year.


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