Thursday, November 24, 2011

Best Day Ever, Turkey Trotting, AND A PR!

So, my last post was all about my tragic day. My very tragic day. It was very tragic, and frankly, it was much too tragic for my liking.  I decided that I needed a new day. So I sent an email to my friends who were still in town for the holiday and told them I would appreciate the opportunity of scheduling their evening for them.

Yup, I am a geek. If, after reading that, you do not have Sponge Bob's  best day ever song stuck in your head, allow me to remedy that.

So, with this song running through my head I picked myself up, cleaned my house, did some homework, and put in a couple more miles on my hattoris. Then, we made the magic happen. The best day ever consisted of me and three of my very best friends piling into QueenKate's swagger wagon and heading to the mall for dinner at Red Robin and then off to the movies to see the new Muppets flick.  Let me tell you, there is nothing quite like best friends, bottomless fries, and some muppets to make a bad day better. If you are ever in the middle of a pity party anytime soon, take my advice and plan a real party STAT!

The best night ever led to the best morning ever. I woke up at the crack of dawn and suited up for the American Fork Fleet Feet Turkey Trot. Last year HRH and I ran this one together and this year we recruited a couple of friends and a bunch of HRH's family to come run with us.  I LOVE TURKEY TROTS! I love being up before the world and knowing that I have done something great to combat my usual turkey coma that most of the world submits to on Thanksgiving. Oh, AND it was was whole 30 DEGREES warmer than it was last year.  We ran at a balmy 39 degrees this year instead of the freezing 9 that we ran in last year.

I ran with one of my best friends who is in from out of town. He has been a big part of my running journey, helping me to realize that the only thing holding me back was me. We broke away from out little pack pretty early on in the race, unable to fight the temptation for a little more speed.

I will tell you the nice thing about running with a boy: not only are they usually a little (or a lot) faster, but they also make me feel like I have something to prove, so I push myself more than I usually would. And even though I have been battling a really nasty head cold, I pushed through it and we came in just under 30 minutes. While I have run a sub 30 5k before, this was the first time I have done it officially.  Hooray for me! The rest of our crew did a bang-up job and crossed the finish line a couple of minutes later.  We celebrated and then all went our separate ways for major turkey consumption.

My first stop was actually the movie theater.  I had planned to meet my mom and sister at the theater just after the race and I made it in just as the previews were starting.  Yup, we went to a 9:00am showing of Breaking Dawn. Honestly, the whole Twilight thing isn't really my thing, but my mom and sister LOVE it and it was so much fun to see this movie with them. There is just nothing quite like family. I spent the rest of the day at home with said incredible family.  I hosted a dance party in the kitchen with my nieces and nephew, and overall, we had an amazing day.  I love Thanksgiving. How cool is it that there is a whole day set aside just to be thankful for what you have in life?

Thankful thought for the day:

My family. They are everything I could ever hope for. It is rare to find such awesome examples of unconditional love and support. I love them.  Oh, and I am grateful for crappy Vampire movies.  I haven't laughed that hard in a long time.


  1. Way to slap yourself out of the funk :) Congrats on the PR! Happy belated thanksgiving too.

  2. Love the "Thankful thought for the day"!