the thankful-est of weekends.

i’m not sure i could have had any better of a Thanksgiving holiday and weekend than i did, and i hope all of you are feeling the same. it was exactly the weekend i was looking forward to upstate…

fam time. boyfriend time. best friend time. running. sushi. wine. movies. relaxing.

it was pretty darn perfect.

some highlights:

*Wed night sushi date with the boyf at a new-to-us place: Nishiki Sushi in East Greenbush. it was really good — definitely a return-to-soon spot that i can see becoming a regular date place — and we ran into friends unexpectedly and celebrated Johnny’s birthday dinner with them, which was a blast. friendsit’s a family-owned business and our friends are regulars who know the owner (and have their own chop sticks behind the bar, in little boxes with their names on them!), so she came out and chatted with us and surprised him with dessert and by playing “Happy Birthday” over the system and having us all sing. it was a great start to my long weekend, and i’ll definitely return here.
boati mean, who doesn’t love a sushi boat?!

*Thursday morning, the boy and i got ourselves up at 6:30 to run the Troy Turkey Trot 10K at 8am. it was our first race together and i totally failed at capturing it on camera (whoops), so the best i can do is steal these off the site and pretend we all love having watermarks over our faces:boy
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we had a lot of fun (minus my weird stomach issues that almost ruined it for me and unfortunately added a 3-4 minute stop to our time…which would be about 50 minutes otherwise, so i’d have been happy with that!). i haven’t run any shorter races in a couple of years — probably since i ran this one 2 years ago?! — and it was a nice change. it was also such a beautiful morning for a race, and who doesn’t feel better about laying around and eating/drinking all day if you run in the morning?? such a great way to start a day that’s dedicated to thankfulness, by doing something i’m thankful i’m healthy enough to do, with someone i’m so thankful to have in my life. 🙂

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Friday morning i got myself out for a hilly 9-mile run on fairly tired legs and was pretty spent by the end of it, but so glad i did it. i did a little shopping with the fam before meeting the boy to see Spectre, which we’ve been meaning to see for weeks now. SITE_STANDEE_V2-1000x1000i’m a fan of the Daniel Craig Bond movies (okay so they’re the only Bonds i’ve seen, but still, i really like them), so this didn’t disappoint. & it really made me want to pick up and go to Europe asap.

Saturday was a gym sesh & relaxing with the boy, then a relaxing dinner & movie night double date at my BFF’s (sushi, stir fry, red wine & Pitch Perfect 2 with some of my favorite people in the world –> perfection).

Sunday i eeked out 3 quick miles before church, for a total of 18 miles over this holiday weekend at home, so i feel pretty good about that!

the only thing i wish is that i had more photos to share with you of my wonderful weekend at home…but hopefully i’ll do better about that next time. 🙂

hope you all had blessed, lovely, thankful holiday weekends full of your favorite humans & all things wonderful!

Tell me something great from your Thanksgiving weekend!
Anyone else run a Turkey Trot?

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weekly workouts {11/19-11/25}

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Thurs, 11/19: 5 mile run
Fri, 11/20: i think i rested but i honestly can’t really remember. i went out Thursday night to a work event, so probably rested. let’s go with that.
Sat, 11/21: 11 mile run; 4 minutes of planks; all the stretching. felt sooooo good.
Sun, 11/22: 6 mile early run (before spending the day with my BFF!)
Mon, 11/23: rest. drank a lil too much wine Sunday night while watching Scandal in bed and couldn’t get up. whoops.
Tues, 11/24: hour + of total body workout: kettlebells, free weights, back machines, planks, inclines, all sorts of lunges/squat jumps etc. really good workout (from which i’m quite sore today…that oh-so-good sore!).
Wed, 11/25 (today): 3.5 mile treadmill run; 5 minutes of planks. hips are so sore from yesterday.

total weekly mileage: 25.5. more than last week, thanks to the 11-miler.
thoughts: i really don’t want to give in and run on the treadmill much this winter. this morning’s quick run wasn’t the worst, but i just don’t feel like i’m getting as good of a workout on a treadmill (or enjoying it as much), so i need to better prepare myself for the cold-and-dark run combo that will be my winter running life. overall, i feel like i had a good run week, but wish i hadn’t taken Friday off from working out. aka, going out on a weeknight is not in my life plan anymore. 🙂

on a totally different note…Happy Thanksgiving Eve, my lovely friends.
anyone running a Turkey Trot tomorrow? the boyfriend & i are doing the Troy Turkey Trot 10K together bright-n-early, so i’m really looking forward to that. i swear i didn’t choose him just b/c he likes to run with me… 😉

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travel safe, be healthy & stay thankful, friends. ❤

What are your Thanksgiving plans?
Anyone else turkey trotting? Where at?
For what are you thankful this year?