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It's Turkey Day

by Meghann on November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Whether it be members of your family or a group of wonderful friends, I hope everyone is spending the day surrounded by loved ones. And for all of my other readers from around the world, I hope you too have a lovely, thankful day.

My Thanksgiving started out just as wonderfully as I was hoping it would. I woke up at 6:30 this morning so I could get my wonderful 11 mile run in without missing any of the great T-Day festivities. The run I mapped out was perfect. I ran a great big circle to the side of my parents house that even had me running into another town. I took my time and just enjoyed my alone time thinking of all of the wonderful things I was Thankful for this Thanksgiving, running being pretty high on the list!

I surprisingly completed my 11 miles with ease and when I returned my family members were all in shock on how I was not even out of breath after my long breath. I felt great! Two more miles would have been nothing, I can not wait until next Saturday! ๐Ÿ™‚

Morning Stats:

Distance – 11.1 Miles

Time – 1:55:06

Before I took off on my run I had a Mountain Mix Mojo Bars.


I LOVE these Mojo bars before long runs. They’re my favorite go to pre-run snack bar.

When I returned from my run my family was already hard at work making breakfast so I grabbed a Whole Wheat Waffle with Cinnamon Apples on top. I also had a small thing of Lite Syrup on the side for dipping.


Along with breakfast the kitchen was also already busy preparing other dished for our dinner. My mom started making her yummy Mini Sausage Quiches.


These are a holiday staple, and for the longest time growing I thought these were what all quiches were like.

I also started making my Apple-Cranberry Sauce.


It’s a William Sonoma recipe that is currently still simmering away. I made extra so I can take some home with me to enjoy next week. 

As it is the season to be thankful, I wanted to take a minute to share with all of you what I have to be thankful for this year. I had a lot of time to think on my run what exactly I had to be thankful for and I have to say I could probably fill a book with everything I came up with. I have had such a wonderful year and am thankful for just about everything in my life. But just to narrow it down, here are my top five.

This year I am Thankful for…..

….my body and it’s ability to do everything I ask of it. today I asked my body to run 11 miles and it never put up a fight. I have learned to take care of my boday adn in return my body has learned to take care of me.

….my family. I have a wonderful amazing family that I am very lucky to have all within a few hours of me. I count Abbie as a member of my family as she is always there to keep me company and makes living alone possible.

….my job. I took a huge risk back in July when I quit my job and moved down to Orlando. I was very luck to find a wonderful position within a month of moving down here, with a great company and an amazing boss.

my friends, both new and old. I am thankful for my old friends who are still by my side after all these years, even if I’m not the best at keeping in touch. And my new friends who have welcomed me with open arms and keep me sane.

….blogging. Lastly I am thankful for all of you. You guys make my days go by so much smoother. I love all of the amazing comments and I love reading all of the inspiring blogs out there. This blogging community is a great one and i am thankful to be a member of it. 

I hope everyone has a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!!

1 ksgoodeats November 27, 2008 at 10:26 am

Great run, great list, and great eats!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a fantastic Thanksgiving, Meghann!

2 VeggieGirl November 27, 2008 at 10:29 am

Great run, eats, and “thankful list.”


3 VeggieGirl November 27, 2008 at 10:29 am

Oh my goodness, I did NOT read K’s comment above, before typing mine – haha!! We wrote the same thing!! ๐Ÿ˜€

4 Lindsay November 27, 2008 at 10:38 am

what fantastic things to be thankful for!!!!

enjoy your thanksgiving!!

5 Sammie November 27, 2008 at 10:55 am

Great run!!! Happy Thanksgiving.

6 Amy November 27, 2008 at 11:33 am

Awesome, amazing run! Great JOB! You inspired me ๐Ÿ˜€
Also, you knowwww im lovin’ the waffles. woohoo!
Have an amazing Thanksgiving, you deserve it <3

7 eatingbender November 27, 2008 at 11:44 am

Great run, Meghann!! I loved reading your thankful list — we are thanksful to have the opportunity to read YOUR inspiring blog ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope that you have a wonderful day.

8 eatingbender November 27, 2008 at 11:45 am


9 sarah November 27, 2008 at 12:45 pm

my list is so similar!

it sounds like you are READY for your half . . . you are going to have a great experience i can tell!

i made my first cranberry sauce yesterday and was amazed at how easy it is. i always thought there was something elaborate involved, and it turns out to be just ‘dump cranberries in water with sugar & a little salt and simmer.’ mindblowing!

10 Justy2003 November 27, 2008 at 1:06 pm

Great job on the long run this morning! Now it’s time to chow down on some Thanksgiving dinner ๐Ÿ™‚
I’m sure you’ll do great in your half next weekend…I can’t wait to hear all about it!

11 Maggie November 27, 2008 at 2:02 pm

congrats on the run ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Thanksgiving!

12 Melissa S. November 27, 2008 at 2:13 pm

Great run and looks like it’s going to be great eats!!! have a wonderful day babe!!

13 Kimberley November 27, 2008 at 2:21 pm

What a great list! Why/from where did you move to Orlando (if you don’t mind my asking)? I’m actually considering moving back down there from NY to be near my fam…

Have a wonderful holiday!!

14 biz319 November 27, 2008 at 8:23 pm

Happy Thanksgiving! Those mini-quiche things look great!

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