At Home Turkey Trot, Prepping for Thanksgivukkah and ELF for HEALTH kickoff

Happy Monday!

I worked extra hard last week so that I would have extra time this week to enjoy time off with family and friends!  Did you guys have a good weekend?

Every year after Halloween I start to think about doing a Turkey Trot of some sort.  Nothing crazy but I’ve always wanted to do one, yet it’s never happened. Ultimately it never works with our schedule or I am fearful of dreadful cold weather. This year I thought about it for maybe a minute but after deciding that I would have an open house on Thursday starting with an early afternoon Hanukkah party I knew it wasn’t going to happen.  Thanksgivukkah is throwing me for a loop!

So, on Saturday before my 9am client I got on my treadmill and ran 6.2 miles!  I ran it 13 seconds faster then last Sunday too!  I didn’t have to bundle up, I didn’t have to freeze and in the end I got a pretty good rush!  I plan to start my day on Thursday the same way!  With an at home Turkey Trot!  Anyone care to join me?  Do your own 5k or 10K or whatever distance you would like.  Before the baking, cooking and holiday traditions commence get moving!  You’ll be glad you did.

We had our vegan friends over Saturday night and just like always we prepared a full meal of great vegan finds from Pinterest!


On the menu was this and this brussels sprouts dish  and we finished it off with this apple pie dessert!  I’m thinking of adding the brussels dish to my Thanksgiving table.  I need sides that don’t need to be made in the oven because the turkey takes up all the space!

Sunday morning we had our traditional family workout followed by brunch for Dad’s birthday!  Afterwards, Sara and I came home and got to work baking and cooking for Thursday!  I wanted to get all of my baking done ahead of time!

On the dessert table this year will be these healthier desserts along with some other stuff that my mom brings! Pumpkin bars that I made into a loaf, lemon cookie dough bites and these no bake candy bars!

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I also made this butternut squash soup in the crock pot for dinner and corn bread for Sara’s school party on Tuesday!  All of this prep will be worth it so the Hubs and I can go see Catching Fire on Wednesday while Sara is at school!  Yippee!

Today is the official kick off of Elf for Health!  Anyone else doing it? Today is Meatless Monday which will not be an issue for me! Looking forward to some new and fun challenges this month!  Check out the challenges for this week!

Did you prep for Thanksgiving?  Do you do a yearly Thanksgiving race or is it too cold by you?


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6 Responses to At Home Turkey Trot, Prepping for Thanksgivukkah and ELF for HEALTH kickoff

  1. Nicki says:

    I will be running my fourth Turkey Trot. This year, it has gone from an 8K to a 5 mile race. Not a big change but a huge change in the route and still inside a park the whole way. Not sure how many layers I will need or what I will wear on my feet as we have a winter storm coming in.
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  2. Kim says:

    I will be running but not a Turkey Trot.
    And – I haven’t done any prepping yet (other than planning my menu for the week) – I cleaned for 8 hours today (the deep cleaning of everything!) and will grocery shop tomorrow!
    Have a great Thanksgiving!!
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  3. I had planned on running a turkey trot this year but I’m still on my running hiatus. Boo!
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