It’s that time of the week again – the five things I learned this week – Thanksgiving edition. It was a busy week with all the traveling and cooking but I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with the family. And, as always, I learned some new things along the way. So without further ado, here is what I learned this Thanksgiving week.
- There is no need to go out on Black Friday. So I was searching all the Black Friday ads for the gift I wanted to give my husband for Christmas. I was up at 6:30am on Thanksgiving morning searching online to see if I could get a Black Friday deal so I wouldn’t have to brave the crowds and low and behold, I found one. I won’t say to where or what the deal was as my husband reads this blog but let’s just say that it was a big box store and I got the exact deal as the people camping outside the doors of the store for the week received.
- It’s really hard to start a running streak when you’re driving all day. I have decided to do the Runner’s World Holiday Running Streak this year. Basically, I will run at least 1 mile every day from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. Which is great in theory. It’s not so easy when you have lunch with one family then get on the road to travel to the next family for dinner. I managed to walk my do about 1/2 a mile yesterday morning so I guess that will have to count. Hopefully, the rest of the holiday season won’t be too bad and I can get out there and run.
- Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean you have to bundle up like an eskimo. I decided to go for a run on Wednesday afternoon – in 35 degree weather with wind. So I decided to bundle up since it was so cold. Big mistake. I only made it 2 miles to start with, but about 1 mile in, I was shedding my gloves, sweating through my fleece headband and contemplating taking off my jacket. I need to remember to dress for 15-20 degrees warmer when I run.
- Driving is exhausting. As stated earlier, I did a lot of driving on Thanksgiving. I love that we live close enough to get to spend time with both sides of the family on Thanksgiving. But all that driving leaves me with a hangover the next day. I am looking forward to a relaxing Black Friday at home. Well except for the cooking for another family event tomorrow and the three mile run and the cleaning so that we can put Christmas decorations up…..
- I have so much to be thankful for. I love Thanksgiving. It gives me a chance to really stop and be thankful for all that I have. I am luck to have an amazing husband, a great family, fabulous friends and the best fur babies in the world.