Thanksgiving went well yesterday, and I stuck to my plan. In the morning, I had a four mile run at race pace (9:00/mi) scheduled. It was rough. As soon as I started running my legs felt heavy and just kind of uncoordinated. That goes to show that there are good days and bad days when it comes to running.
I still managed a good pace, however.
In the afternoon, I went to my parents' house for dinner. My little brother Nathan was there too, with Baily (his dog). My mom made turkey, stuffing, sweet potato casserole, corn, rolls, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and gravy; and pumpkin pie for dessert. Like I mentioned, I'm not a huge "Thanksgiving dinner person", so I planned on just having some turkey and sweet potatoes.
Before I left my house, I nuked a sweet potato and added some Stevia, and decided to have that instead of my mom's sweet potato casserole. Her casserole is SO good that I don't know if I could have stopped with a little. So I ended up having some turkey with gravy, the sweet potato, and a couple tablespoons of cranberry sauce for dinner. For dessert, I brought over Pumpkin Fluff, a recipe that I got at the Weight Watchers meeting I went to on Wednesday.
Chicken 'n' Noodles"--I made it for dinner, and it was really good! Even though I used chicken, it'd be a great use for leftover turkey).
I was cracking up at Estelle when I was making the pumpkin fluff. The cats always come running when they hear me open a can in the kitchen, and Estelle heard me open the pumpkin. She was circling my ankles and meowing, thinking that I had a can of food for her. I said, "Estelle, it's not for you, dummy!" and I held out a spoonful of the pumpkin for her to smell, so she would leave me alone.
Well, she went nuts for it. She ate it all off the spoon, so I gave her a little bowl of the leftover pumpkin, and she ate all of that, too! It was so funny, because even when I give her some canned food, she only gives it a few licks and then she's done with it. I've never seen her go so crazy for food as she did with the pumpkin!
Last night, I was so completely bored that I went to bed at 8:30--and without my nightly wine! Usually, after the kids are in bed, I'll watch a show on TV and have a glass of wine and a Dove Promise. Last night, there was nothing on TV, and I just felt so incredibly bored that I went to bed. (I really wanted to eat my boredom away, but figured sleeping would be better).
Today would have been my long run, but I took today off because I made plans to run with Stephanie early tomorrow morning at the Metropark. I haven't run with a partner in a while, so I'm looking forward to it! It's going to be very cold, in the mid-20's, but we're only running six miles.
Today, I cleaned the heck out of the laundry room, and then scoured Pinterest for some sewing ideas. I desperately want to get crafty with my sewing machine, but can't figure out what I want to make. If you haven't checked out yesterday's crafty post, make sure you do!