I feel like I have to write something thankful since it's just that time - so I was thankful for running and for having a wife and kids who let me run (even though it takes time away from the family, I know). I was SOOOO thankful that I went for a run up a hill or mountain depending upon where you live.
I decided to run up a hill that I always loved to run up in Medford,OR - which is basically a great hill because I've never been able to run to the top of it. My wife's family moved about 2 miles closer to the hill since the last time I was there - so I actually made it up and over the hill this time. Here's a view on the way down:
The run was about 1,000 ft in 3.5 miles up and then down. It was all fire road - but nicely packed. The weather was cold (41) but clear. On runs like this - I'm always thankful for having a wife who supports my insane obsessions, for 2 girls who someday will be able to run with me and for having friends who are just as possessed. Here's a chart of the run - it started just at about 2,000ft and went to 3,000.
After the run, here's the plate I had on Thanksgiving - I really did have turkey and stuffing - but only after filling up on veggies and water first.
Then I was sick with some mild version of the flu which Greta got much worse. I took a few days off and then went out for a tasty 11.25 miler with Ian (easy means <8 min miles for 1.5 hours) yesterday. He tricked me by first giving me 2 bowls of turkey soup which never once stopped trying to reappear on the run. I was also thankful for not having chubby calves like his.