Wednesday, December 5, 2012
This Thanksgiving Diamond talked me into running the local Turkey Trot. This was a serious accomplishment for him because running the Turkey Trot involved:(1) Running- I don't like to run. I will run at the gym because it's good exercise, but I'm counting down the minutes as soon as I step on the treadmill.
(2) Waking Up Early- I can barely tolerate waking up for school. On a holiday? I consider it my God given right to sleep in. The Turkey Trot had us lining up at 7:45. Whaaa?
(3) It's a 5K- Although I have been working out on the treadmill regularly, it's more of a run/walk, with the run being only for about a mile and a half - so a 5K was a stretch for me. I just knew I would look like an idiot when I had to slow to a walk. (Which I did. More than once.) Several children outran me. Good times.
(4) It was cold. I don't do cold - especially in the morning. On a holiday.
Overall, it was fine enough. It was a good workout on a day that I ate A LOT. But, no, I don't see a future of this kind of thing. Nice try Diamond.
The good news was that all there was a super delicious meal for me later that day. The better news was that my mom cooked the majority of it. And she's a good cook. Like, a really, really good cook.
After dinner the kids got the idea to perform a Thanksgiving play. It was, um, creative - and seriously entertaining. Totally worth the price of admission.
Happy Thanksgiving all!