A JOURNEY IN RUNNING, LIVING, LAUGHING AND LOVING

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Today is the best holiday of the year, Thanksgiving. I love Thanksgiving for so very many reasons. Here are three:
 
1. I have the best family in existence. Seriously. No other family can possibly compare. There are always around 25 of us (plus two babies-to-be this year!) talking, laughing, and filling the kitchen for snacks way before it's time to eat. Plus, we clap at the end of our prayer every year. How many families do THAT? 
2. One word: Football.  
3. The day is crafted around food. Food! Glorious, glorious food! And the Saoud family, we can eat, my friends. 

Yet another wonderful thing about running is the massive amount of carbohydrates I get to eat. Today's plate was loaded with stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, rolls, turkey... and there's no guilt there. I get to eat a crap ton of carbs. All the time. 

Now, according to Runner's World, there's a proper way to carb load. I've sort of read about it. Mostly, I just eat carbs and hope for the best. I'm pretty sure I could eat an entire pizza right now, and not gain weight. THAT is a beautiful thing. 

I have to run for 110 minutes either tomorrow or Saturday. I can't decide when to do it, but am thrilled that the weather is still so beautiful. This may have been the most perfect fall ever to train for a half. 

1 comment:

  1. Love the Saoud family! If the rest is anything like you, your mom, and dad; they are all fabulous!

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