Friday Free-For-All – 11/20/15

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Two day work week next week!Β Ben and I are travelling with his parents to his mom’s sister’s husband’s family farm (say that 5 times fast!) in Starrucca, PA. It will be a lot of driving, but I think it will be a lot of fun too. And of course, I never turn down a short work week. My office gives us Thanksgiving and Black Friday off anyway, so I used my last vacation day for the year to take Wednesday off as well. I was hoping to find a Turkey Trot in the area, but no dice. I’ll have to just go for a pre-Turkey run on my own.

Our one year wedding anniversary is Sunday. I truly can’t believe it’s already been a year since we said “I do.” It’s been a crazy busy year, full of lots of changes and adventures, and I’m so glad to be sharing it all with Ben.

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I will be participating in the Runner’s World Holiday Run Streak. This is something that I wanted to do last year, but I hurt my foot and was out of commission for 6 weeks. It was one of my goals for 2015, and I’m actually pretty excited to get started. I’ve never attempted a streak before, but I plan to approach this in a very cautious and realistic way. I will be focusing big-time on recovery efforts like stretching and rolling, and if at any point I feel overtired or like I might be approaching injury, I will back off no problem. Being healthy and whole for the start of marathon training in January is much more important than an arbitrary running streak. But If I make sure I have lots of low mileage days in there and stay vigilant about recovery, I’m sure I’ll be ok.

Tonight will be my first night “off” this week. Every single night this week, I’ve had a commitment; Monday I had my sister over for dinner and movies, Tuesday I had a rehearsal, Wednesday was tap class, and Thursday night I had a babysitting gig. Tonight after work, I may (or may not) run, and then I will put on my PJs, pour myself a few fingers of bourbon, and park it in front of the TV with a bowl of popcorn. Ahhhh, heaven.

Did you have a busy week?

Anyone else planning to do the #RWRunStreak?

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16 thoughts on “Friday Free-For-All – 11/20/15

  1. txa1265 says:

    Happy anniversary in advance! How can it already be a year ?!?

    No streak for me – I did it a couple of years ago, but since I always do my full run >7.5 miles … doing it every day is just not necessary πŸ™‚

  2. kristenk says:

    Awwww happy one year anniversary! And I’m not doing a turkey trot this year either (I’m injured and not cleared to run yet) but I did sign up for a special gratitude-based yoga class that morning that I’m really excited about. Hopefully you can find some other way to get your sweat on that morning before eating!

  3. dgobs says:

    Happy belated anniversary! πŸ˜€ My week last week was crazy… I had hoped to try out my dodgy foot on an actual run but ended up having no time to do it. Womp womp. Hope next week is calmer in all its shortness!

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