Weekly Run Down for 11.25.19-12.1.19: Turkey (Trotting) Week


Yup, time to race so you can eat all the turkey and fixings.

Last Week –

  • Monday – After a miserable weather day on Sunday, I was happy to see the rain stop. Chris and I as usual headed to UAlbany after work.

  • Tuesday – Normally my rest day but I needed to cook and rest on Wednesday so I decided to squeeze in a run before meeting my BFF for a walk around the mall. Of course, not having any friends to meet, I procrastinated for about an hour before leaving my office. But with 50 degrees in November, I was glad I got out there.

UAlbany loop…again!

  • Wednesday – Rest day after work so I could make some of Marcia‘s soup to bring to Thanksgiving dinner. Glad the hubby agreed to pick up my bibs for the next day’s races.
  • Thursday – A Turkey Trot has been a tradition since I started running. This year again I ran the Troy Turkey Trot 10k and followed it with the 5k. It was cold and with the wind and a sore foot, I had 2 course PWs but still had a fun time.

carrying on the tradition

Afterwards there was the BIG dinner with the fam and I ate back all the calories that were burned off during those 9.3 miles.

Thanks Marcia, the soup was a big hit

  • Friday – Another rest day. Black Friday but I had to work and didn’t buy a thing!!

except for a Peppermint Mocha –  thanks Cari 

  • Saturday – Normally a run with my Sole Sisters but I had to go to a funeral. Besides I had already done my long run on Thursday and should be resting my foot. I did join my friends for brunch.
  • Sunday – Rest day. Third one in a row. Another tradition has been to celebrate my mentee’s birthday by painting. Well the impending snowstorm put a wrench on that. We’ll have to reschedule. Instead I went to the gym (resting my foot)

an hour on this machine while facing the route I normally on i.e. watching runners go by 😦

and then to the movies during the snowstorm.

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29 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 11.25.19-12.1.19: Turkey (Trotting) Week

  1. Yes, echoing Deborah…rest that foot 😉 I’d like to do an official turkey trot someday…but I’m pretty happy with our little local Trot for now. We saw Ford vs. Ferrari recently, too. I don’t get to the movie theater much, so this was a treat. Great movie!

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    • I plan to rest. I’ll be in NYC so it’ll be a good week for it though I do have to walk a lot and be in my feet.

      I agree. The movie was great.

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  2. ugh sorry your foot was hurting after the 2nd trot. in our minds we can do way more than what our bodies allow sometimes. I just got talked into learning “the running man” in the living room because Ron didn’t want to do it alone with me on the couch watching. Of course my foot is now killing me. Ugh. I’m 51 not 21 and things just don’t work correctly these days!!

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  3. I didn’t buy a thing on Black Friday. Cyber Monday might be a different story, but we’ll see. Actually looking for a bargain on something specific.

    No Turkey Trot. Not enough time. It was a lot warmer this year than last year (but no Turkey Trot last year either because it was so cold).

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  4. I did buy a gift card at our local brewery/restaurant… $40 bonus when you bought $100 in gift cards. That was too good of a deal to pass up! I also went out on Thanksgiving for a little bit of shopping. We no longer get the newspaper so I don’t see all of the ads and seem to shop a lot less these days! Hope the rest takes care of that foot!

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  5. I’ve been meaning to make Marcia’s soup because it looks so good!

    So cool that your turkey trot offer a 5K and 10K option. Most of the ones around here just offer the 5K option.

    I hope that you can rest your foot this week and that it feels better soon.

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  6. I did my first ever Turkey Trot this year and it will not be the last. I loved the race and getting to start the holiday with an intense run. I’ve never done back to back races like you did, but it would be interesting to try it someone. I mean I’ve run 10 mile races and half marathons, but it just seems like it would be really hard to run a 5k, stop, and then run a 10k.

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