I'll be the first to admit a major reason I run and stay active is so that I can eat some things that may not be...lets say "nutritionally beneficial"...and not feel quite as guilty about it. This is always especially true around Thanksgiving. So this year I'm taking on gluttony by signing myself up for a couple races: a 10K Turkey Trot on Thursday morning and a 15K run on Sunday morning. Bring on the 2nd (and 3rd through 5th) serving of stuffing! I love that stuff!
But a simple 10K is not enough. Oh no. Not when I plan to eat--graze is probably a better word--on Thursday throughout the afternoon, especially during the Packers game. I mean, NFL games last a ridiculously long time. There's often only one play between commercial breaks. What else am I supposed to do with food only one room away?
So on Thursday, a good friend of mine, Jon, and I will be adding to the 10K by running to and from the event. Jon's current training (he's an aspiring Ironman nutcase) calls for a 16 mile run this weekend, so I called up my trusty friends at MapMyRun.com and came up with this:
...and voila! 5 miles to the run, 6.2 miles at the run, and 5 miles home from the run. I'm hoping to run under 41 minutes (6:35). Today over lunch I ran 6 miles in 39:50 (6:38), so I guess we'll see.
My wife, Ellie, is flying to London tomorrow for the Holidays to visit a good friend of ours living over there, so it's just me and Parsenn hanging out on the weekend. She found a great deal on airfare, and won't have to miss any work, so I'm hoping it's a stress-free trip for her. Parsenn is probably going to be laying low, as today he had what the people at the Humane Society call an "alteration." Poor guy!
I hope everyone has a fantastic Thanksgiving! Oh, and, pass the gravy...