I made a giant feast for Thanksgiving. My mom and brother and grandmother came to visit. It was great to see them even though my grandmother didn't know who I was or where she was. The meal was good. I made butternut squash and apple soup, organic free range turkey, organic stuffing, organic potatoes, organic mushroom gravy, organic veggie gratin, organic brussel sprouts, quinoa pilaf (with organic carrots, celery, onions, and fennel), AND TWO organic cheesecakes. This one was chocolate with peanut butter chips and toffee crumbles:
The whole meal was amazing. Thankfully, I ran a 5K in the morning so I was sort of guilt-free feasting. Not going to lie though I wore my stretchy pants in anticipation of overeating.
The following weekend was my first really long back to back runs for Goofy training. I did 10.75 and 16 and both runs went really great. I'm still not as fast as I was last year, which makes me wonder if there is something going on with my general health whether it's anemia or something else I don't know. I may go to the doctor if it doesn't improve. Anyway, I did both runs and felt really good. I avoided the malls and shopping and stayed inside most of the weekend eating leftovers and making soup.
Last week I did two 5 mile runs in the middle of the week and then my goofy runs on the weekend were 12 miles and 18 miles. It was a great weekend. I went to the mall Friday night to try and get into the holiday spirit, but it didn't really work. Saturday, I did my 12 mile run in the snow, then a little more shopping and dinner with a friend at Life Alive. Sunday, my 18 miler was weird. I felt fine, but my heart rate was really low. I felt like it should have been higher than it was and I felt like I was going a lot faster than my Garmin told me I was going. I felt great, no pains or tummy troubles or anything, just slow. After the run, my friend came over and we spent the afternoon watching movies and catching up and then got dinner at Life Alive. Yup, back to back, it's that good.
I can't believe that there's really just 5 weeks to go til Disney. It's sneaking up really fast. I'm so excited!After the 12 and 18 this weekend, I feel ready. I was able to do both runs without any issues, I was just slower than I was last year. It's all about having fun so I'm not too concerned. Now, if I still feel like junk when I start training for Big Sur then I will get frustrated and maybe finally break down and go to a doctor for blood work. I just populated my 2013 training plan in excel and I didn't realize there is only 14 weeks between Goofy and Big Sur. I have done it before with Goofy and Boston, but it looks crazy in the training plan. Maybe after 2013 I'll take a break from marathons, or not. We'll see.