Giving thanks and getting ready to run.
Happy day after Thanksgiving! There is so much to be thankful for today. Yesterday we celebrated Thanksgiving with my family and we have a had a great week visiting Pennsylvania. We have spent a ton of time playing outside in the warm weather, we’ve checked out the Please Touch Museum, Painted Pottery, helped my niece rearrange her room, and I’ve been to a great hot yoga class at Verge Yoga and been out for some fantastic runs. We celebrated thanksgiving with my sisters family, my Mom and Dad, my Aunt and Uncle and my Grandmother.feel very lucky that we are all able to get together to share in this special day together with a wonderful family meal cooked by my mom. The turkey this was so delicious this year and my mom made some of my favorite side dishes, sweet potatoes (the ones with the mini-marshmallows on top) and delicious stuffing with gravy. My Aunt brought homemade pumpkin and apple pie for dessert. I never miss out on pumpkin pie! The day was made more special because my Grandmother was able to celebrate with us. I am so thankful to be able to spend this time with my family because we don’t live very close. I love soaking up the family traditions and all of the love and comfort that comes from being with my family.
Now as we wobble and gobble away from the Thanksgiving table we begin the holiday crunch before Christmas to get everything done. We won’t be shopping today on Black Friday instead we will be continuing our visit with our family for a few more days and continuing to enjoy the spring-like weather that has been hanging around. In addition to prepping for the next holiday I will be starting my training for my next marathon. Yes, that’s right! I am officially going to be run a 26.2 road marathon again this spring. And yes, that means I am hoping this winter we don’t go into another deep freeze in New Hampshire for my training cycle. I can’t yet divulge which marathon I will be running but what I can tell you is that I am super excited and I have some big time goals in mind.
This week I’ve been taking it easy in preparation for logging some big miles soon. I am thankful that I am able to run this winter. One year ago on Thanksgiving I ran a turkey trot with Organic Runner Dad and then promptly threw my back out. I ended up in physical therapy and unable to run or do most exercise for five months which meant that a spring marathon was out of the question. My fingers are crossed for another great training cycle. I am going to continue to include cycling, swimming, in my training as I am going to do at least one more Ironman 70.3 next summer ( I have already signed up for Timberman!). I am also going to keep doing yoga for the deep stretching and stability and also bootcamp to build more strength.
I am ready to begin my next marathon training journey!
Stay tuned for news about which marathon I’ll be running and follow along with my training journey!
Do you have big race plans for next year? Are you getting ready to begin a training cycle. What tips do you have for training for a marathon during the winter. What are you thankful for?
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