My weekly post of leftover thoughts and not-quite blog posts here for yoru reading pleasure.
1. Marathon :: runner
2. Debt :: owe
3. Turn :: left
4. Image :: profile
5. Sofa :: couch
6. Envelope :: letter
7. Cart :: shopping
8. Process :: steps
9. Question :: answer
10. Rumor :: untrue
No real off-the-wall questions, thus no real off-the-wall answers.
Things went great on Thursday... in the morning anyway. I ate too much food (surprise!) but started the day off with a 10-mile run. I could totally see myself doing that from now on every Thanksgiving. It felt great to be among other runners, many of them more experienced than me, many of them with many marathons under their belts, and I didn't felt out of place.
I wound up running most of the run with Angie of Angie Eats Peace and time flew as we yakked about everything from TV shows to movies to Thanksgiving and running, of course. We were at five miles and before I knew it up to seven and then at 8.8. I used to have no choice but to run alone but now I look forward to the social part of running long distances, and Angie's a big part of that.
We ended up knocking out our 10-mile run in about 1 hour 42 minutes or so, a little more than a 10-minute-per-mile pace. I wasn't quite paying attention but I think we ran faster in the second part of our run than we did in our first half.
We went to my mom's house for Thanksgiving and while she made most of the food, I contributed. I made cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes and a pumpkin pie. I'd made the first two before but this was my first attempt at pie and it worked out okay. I was too chicken____ to make a regular crust so I made a graham cracker crust and it just was a bit too thick, too difficult to cut.
I know I should just try to make a regular crust and I will take the plunge, soon hopefully. I just need to do it!
On the weekend I was so cold in Seattle. I needed long sleeves, a jacket and a beanie to feel comfortable.
Such was not the case on Thursday.
Here's yours truly and my brother Danny before we plunged into our turkey.
Very warm. High of 85 degrees. I wore jeans. Should have worn shorts.
LB's Song of the Week
My weekly nod to children's music.
It's fitting this week that I bring to you a song from some artists based in Seattle.
Recess Monkey is composed of three Seattle-area elementary school teachers. My girls love their songs, in particular this one. It's called Sack Lunch, and it's about a, well, a sack lunch. Funny the things talented people can sing about.