With the wrap of another week, we welcome November…the glorious month of Turkeys, dressing, cranberry sauce and pecan pie. (or as we here in the south say, peCAN pie!) It’s the month that finally ushers in fall like weather here in the deep south and also kicks off the hustle and bustle of the upcoming holiday season. It’s a busy time of year and going to be even busier for this family.
Our house is officially on the market and we will be moving most of our belongings this coming weekend. The hubby has already started his new job and has been commuting each day. Between his new job and commute, his Army job and preaching on Sundays, I can say without a doubt that his ‘wagon is draggin’! Needless to say, we need to get settled as soon as possible. It is quite fitting that all of this is happening during the month of Thanksgiving, as we are most grateful for all the blessings that have been bestowed on us even in the midst of the chaos. Life has taught me that the things we often take for granted, someone else is praying for. Therefore, I try to always be thankful in every situation!
I’m also thankful that I somehow managed to get in a decent amount of workouts despite the craziness in my life right now. Still only running a few miles per week, but I’m keeping things interesting with some fun cross training ……….
Sunday: 6 mile trail ride while the hubby ran, love Sunday afternoons like these!
Monday: 3.5 run late afternoon, felt like summer
Tuesday: 45 min of elliptical, weights and planking
Wednesday: Rest, got my plank in though
Thursday: Started my back and bicep workout while at work and got interrupted, so I decided to get in a good “old school” workout in the back yard when I got home.
Friday: 30 min on elliptical and planking. Half day at work so I spent the afternoon painting the french doors going out to the deck on our house. I absolutely love to paint and I love the smell of fresh paint, so it was quite a therapeutic afternoon.
Saturday: Drove the in-laws to Gulfport, Ms for the hubby’s promotion ceremony. Yep, that’s right ….I’m officially married to a Major now! Although I couldn’t watch the dawgs play Saturday, and let’s be honest here..really didn’t want to considering how absolutely terrible they have been playing this year, I was shocked and super excited when I heard the news that they had in fact won! Not just any old win either…they beat #4 ranked Texas A&M!!! (Sorry Sonia) So here’s a great big shout out to Mississippi State ….HAILSTATE!
Speaking of dogs ….look at this dude! Ole Chester Boy ….rotten!
I can’t wait to read all about the NYC marathoners experiences and recaps! I do love that city and all the energy that it evokes! So, come on bloggers…”start spreading the news!”
Oh yeah! Speaking of race …even though I’m technically “injured” and not supposed to be running AND have a half marathon in January, I signed up for a Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving day!! I’ve always wanted to do one and have never had the chance. Sooo, when the opportunity presented itself this year, I “gobbled” it up!!
We’ll see how it goes …I’ve never done an 8k so that means automatic PR!
Is it finally fall in your neck of the woods? Have you built a fire yet? Are you running a Turkey trot this year?
Tell me about it, I love hearing from you!
Finding “Fabulous” at Fifty, one November at a time!