On Thanksgiving morning, Jared and I ran a 5K race. Jared had been training with me for a couple of months, doing a little bit longer run with me on Wednesday mornings. He was already doing 1 mile on Monday and Friday mornings. We added in a 2-3 mile run on Wednesday mornings. His training runs were about 9:20 pace, and he beat that by about 50 seconds per mile during the race. I had a cold that morning (only feeling about 60%), so I told Jared to leave me in the dust if he wanted to. We ran the first half together, and then he took off! I saw him ahead of me, but never caught up. Jared's time was 26:24 and I came in at 26:50 (according to them) - I had myself clocked in at 27:15. Way to go Jared!
I spent the rest of the day working on Thanksgiving dinner - it turned out great! Love the Jennie-O turkeys that you can put in the oven from frozen. I made/bought 3 kinds of pie, because we couldn't agree on a favorite. So we had key lime, apple, and cherry pie - yummy! (I only made the key lime pie.) The rolls and mashed potatoes were homemade though. No skimping there. I also did fried chicken drumsticks for the kids. I think Weston ate one bite of that and about 4 rolls!
The day after Thanksgiving, my friend Vivianne was able to drop by to chat for a little bit. It was nice to see her again.
We spent the afternoon hanging out at the beach - the weather was so nice, and there were very few people there.
Sure beats Black Friday shopping!