I'm starting this weekend wrap up with Thanksgiving last Thursday, so buckle up. For the fourth year in a row, I started Thanksgiving day by running the Boulevard Bolt, a 5-mile out & back race on Belle Meade Boulevard. Jaime bought us turkey hats to wear this year, which
. Watch for me at 00:38 & again at 01:08.
After the race, Jaime & I grabbed coffee, then parted ways to get started on our respective Thanksgivings. About a month or so ago, my parents decided to travel the week of Thanksgiving, so John & I decided to find other Thanksgiving-homeless people & invite them over to our house for Thanksgiving dinner.
We hosted friends & neighbors, Mike, Amanda, Melanie & Troy. We made the bulk of the food. John made a turkey, which was delicious, & I made most of the sides & desserts. We ate & drank all day. And when we got tired of that, we played Cards Against Humanity. It was an awesome day. Full Thanksgiving photostream
I'm not complaining, because I LOVED hosting Thanksgiving, but it's a 3-day job, at least. I spent Tuesday making
spreadsheets, grocery shopping, & prepping food. I spent Wednesday making the food. And I spent Thursday eating the food. I gave myself Friday off. And I mean off. I didn't even get dressed. I laid on the coach in pajama pants all day & it was glorious.
I woke up Saturday ready to re-join the world. So I put up our Christmas tree. This year, I only put on the white & silver ornaments, & the ones we pick up when we travel, but I left off everything else. I think I like it...? The jury's still out.
After putting up the tree, I headed out to meet Lauren & Tiffany for brunch. Tiffany & Chris were flying back to NYC, so we met for a quick bite before they went to the airport. Lauren's daughter Ella is 2 years old & Lauren's expecting her second in 3 weeks. Tiffany's daughter Lily is 5 months old & is so much bigger than the last time I saw her. She's sitting up now! Oh, & my pumpkin pie baby is 3 days old & will get burned off in the gym this week.
Yesterday, my lady gang met at Bongo Java & ran an awesome 6-mile route around Music Row, Centennial Park & Vanderbilt. I've had a lingering cold going on 2 weeks now & am still not at full lung capacity, but I ran the whole 6 miles. It felt pretty good - no knee pain or anything. And I ran it at about a 10-minute mile pace. Not bad.
After the run, we went inside for coffee & breakfast. And Lightsabor Obama. DUH. I spent the rest of the day watching
. I started watching it on Netflix when I got sick 2 weeks ago & finished it last night. And, of course, now I have to wait 2 weeks for the "winter finale" - whatever that is. Y'all, I am obsessed with this show. I don't know how I'm going to make it 2 weeks until the next episode. If you see me around town, give me a little pat, because I'm going to be really struggling.