The Day Before Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

Usually, my plans for the night before Thanksgiving involve boozing-face with high school friends, but Mal and I signed up for a 5-mile road race tomorrow morning, so we’re having a low-key evening at home instead. Oh, how things have changed.

I didn’t snap a ton of photos today, but here are a few from Instagram”¦

After breakfast, I took a yoga class. It was a Vinyasa Flow with lots of back-bends, which the instructor said would give us lots of energy for the Thanksgiving holiday. Fabulous. Thank you very much.

After yoga, I ran some errands, which included going to Whole Foods the day before Thanksgiving (simply put: yikes), and then I came home, ate lunch, and baked a zillion cookies””some for tomorrow and some for a recipe on Health.com next week.

Mal had a half day at school today, so Murphy helped him play video games.

A little before 4:00 PM, I headed out to pick up our numbers for tomorrow’s race.

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Bib pick-up started at 4:00 PM, so I planned to go early to beat the crowds. It’s also a small race, so I didn’t think too many people would be there.

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Well, it turns out, the place was pretty busy!

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I actually only waited 5 minutes, but I was still surprised to see so many people.

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I got an odd number for tomorrow. I hope it brings me luck!

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Check out the race shirts! Long-sleeve + orange = cool!

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The safety pins for the bibs came on friendship bracelets and bottle openers. Fun, right?

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And look what was in my race bag: a KFIT Boot Camp flyer! KFIT is my friend Kerrie‘s boot camp. She’ll be at the race tomorrow, so I’m going to try to keep up with her! She’s fast!

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On the menu for dinner: Slow Cooker Classic Pot Roast. Our house smells so delicious right now. I can’t wait to dig in!

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Health News & Views

It’s the day before Thanksgiving and, if you’re at all like me, you’re already thinking about grandma’s turkey stuffing and mom’s perfect pumpkin pie. I’m planning to splurge at Thanksgiving dinner, so I’m committing to burning off some of those extra calories by breaking a sweat first thing tomorrow morning. Here’s a quick and effective workout you can do anywhere. It’ll torch calories and start your Thanksgiving off on the right foot so you’ll be able to enjoy the holiday without guilt!

Your Quick Thanksgiving Day Workout

“Stronger Than Yesterday” by bama + ry

Jasmine from Eat Move Write recently sent me a CrossFit-inspired necklace that says “Stronger Than Yesterday,” which is one of my favorite fitness-inspired sayings. I absolutely love it and thought you guys might too, so she offered to give CNC readers 20% off their entire purchase from her jewelry shop until the end of the year. Just use the code CARROTS12 at checkout!

Question of the Day

What’s your favorite Thanksgiving side dish?

I have two favorites: my Grammie’s turkey stuffing and my aunt’s sweet potatoe casserole with marshmallow on top. I can’t wait to eat them tomorrow!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, FRIENDS!!!!!

36 Comments

  1. I’m planning on doing a 10k fun run in the morning, love the guilt free feeling I have after getting a good workout before Thanksgiving.
    I love those shirts, I have only gotten 2 long sleeved shirts from races so they are pretty special.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. SWEET POTATOES! I am a eat-around-the-plate kind of girl, and i love to stack up stuffing, cranberry, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, and (last but not at all least) Turkey on my fork, and just enjoy the yumminess. But without the sweet potatoes, it is not Thanksgiving 😉

    Love the pic of Mal and Murphy, so cute!!

  3. Oh, I like any vegetable on the side. We’re pretty much plain broccoli people here and if it’s missing someone will start carrying on about it.

    Not only did you get an odd number but it is divisible by five. The best kind!

  4. Love that necklace! I used the code and ordered “I run this town” 13.1. I literally run my town….the distance around the lake in town is about 10 miles, but if I do the actual half marathon route it is exactly 13.1. I love the play on words. Thanks for the code =) I appreciated the discount.

  5. I am also running in a race tomorrow morning! Such a great way/tradition to kick off the Thanksgiving holiday! Good luck!

    Also, I just love the necklace and quote! Very cute

  6. Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

    I was hoping to end my day today with a beer to celebrate (I passed my NASM exam!) but with a 5k race in the morning I wasn’t sure that’s the greatest idea, but there WILL be celebration tomorrow! 🙂

  7. Happy Thanksgiving to you and M & m! 🙂

    My favorite dishes are my aunt’s turkey breast, corn casserole and my sausage & mushroom stuffing 😀

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