Hello. Happy (black) Friday! I didn’t go anywhere near a shopping mall today. I’m not a fan of chaos and lines. I took Duncan to the park for some fresh air instead.

best friends

best friends

notice that he's stepping on my toe.

notice that he’s stepping on my toe.

opt-outside-doodle

Let’s backtrack a bit. Last Sunday I went for a run in Mr. SOTSS’ neighborhood while he was at the Girls on the Run 5k with his girls.

I decided to channel my inner Elaine (from Seinfeld) hence the awkward thumbs =)

I decided to channel my inner Elaine (from Seinfeld) hence the awkward thumbs =)

When I finished it was already the afternoon so I refueled with some red wine and a salami and provolone sandwich!

a little run, some vino and a sandwich.

a little run, some vino and a sandwich.

Monday and Tuesday were pretty uneventful. I worked both days. Scholastic (where I work) is all decorated for the holidays.

Clifford!

Clifford!

Wednesday I worked from home. I took Duncan for a walk at lunchtime and by 4pm I was able to go for a run.

It felt great to be home on a weekday. I really miss that. So does Duncan

It felt great to be home on a weekday. I really miss that. So does Duncan

I was so pumped with energy that my first mile split was 9:45 although I peetered out and by 3.5 miles I decided I was done. I think that somewhere along the run I aggravated my left hamstring a bit. Ironically it’s the right hamstring that I hurt back in August but overall both hamstrings have been tight and since the marathon I’ve been terrible at foam rolling and stretching so I am totally responsible for this.

Wednesday run

Wednesday run

I ran again yesterday for another easy 3 miles before heading out to my family’s for our Thanksgiving feast.

thursday-run

easy 3

easy 3

My meal

My meal

I made the veggies for the festivities.

I made the veggies for the festivities.

After a few hours at my family’s Thanksgiving feast I drove about 15 minutes up the road to Mr. SOTSS’ aunt’s house and joined them for a little bit too. Then I followed Mr. SOTSS’ and his girls back to his house and we spent some time on the couch playing video games and chilling for a little bit and of course Duncan and Chester found room on the couch too. Thankful is an understatement. Really, so thankful that I enjoy Mr. SOTSS’ girls just as much as they enjoy me.

snoozing dogs and some video game entertainment to wrap up the holiday

snoozing dogs and some video game entertainment to wrap up the holiday

The girls went up to bed, I spent a few extra minutes catching up with Mr. SOTSS and then I headed home. It was late and Duncan was happy that it was bedtime.

bedtime!

bedtime!

Duncan and I will be keeping it low key tonight.

This is low key

This is low key

We’ve got an early rise tomorrow. We’re headed to Princeton, New Jersey for a running festival to support Girls on the Run. You can run any distance from 5K all the way up to 50k! Duncan and I will be doing just 5k. We have to get back home by 10am because I’m going to a college football game in the afternoon.

And Sunday I’m driving upstate to visit a friend for the day.

So do you participate in Black Friday?

How was your last run?

U.S. readers: How was your Thanksgiving? 

4 Comments

  1. i did black friday after everyone had left from thanksgiving dinner. i like it, when you go later and not for the doorbusters the crowds arent nearly as bad and since i had nothing major on my shopping list this year i was able to get everything i wanted :) your puppy blanket looks like heaven by the way…and by puppy blanket i mean puppies piled on top of you while you play video games :)

  2. I never participate in Black Friday because I can’t stand the crowds and the craziness of even trying to find a parking spot. But, I certainly did a lot of online shopping over the weekend and today!

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