Thanksgiving Plans

Happy Tuesday! It’s been a COLDDDDD day here in Springfield. The forecasted high is 37, but I’m not sure if we’re even going to hit that! And speaking of the weather, we did not get any of the forecasted snowfall overnight that I was anticipating yesterday. 😦 Sad day. But it was definitely cold enough to snow this morning!

photo(2)It was pretty nippy when I headed out on a short run around 5:15 am. I don’t usually run on Tuesday mornings, but with the cold cold weather, I knew I needed to take advantage of it! My lungs need to get used to the freezing temps if I’m going to run 13 miles in January.

I bundled up in some thermal tights, a thermal top, a vest, an ear warmer and gloves. I was cozy after about 1/2 a mile! The only cold part of my body was the front of my legs/quads. Weird, right? If the temps get much colder, I’ll have to start doubling up my layers on my bottom half. I think I need to dedicate a post or two to my best winter running outfits. Dressing appropriately for winter running is quite an ordeal. It’s been a major learning process for me, so hopefully my ‘expertise’ will be able to help out some newbie along the line.

Breakfast & Lunch

After my 3-mile run, I was pretty chilly and ready for some hot coffee and food. I had enough time to make some oatmeal at home before I hopped in the shower. I cooked some in the microwave while I made my coffee. And then I had this genius idea:

photo(31)Put a splash of my pumpkin spice coffee creamer on top of my hots oats! It was amazing!!! It took my oatmeal to a whole new level. I gobbled this up quick with some coffee before I got ready for the rest of my day.

Work went by pretty slowly, and I was ready for more food by the time noon rolled around. I had a simple soup-n-salad lunch today with some more leftover vegetable soup.

photo(32)I was a little heavy-handed with my Catalina dressing today. Oops! It was delicious though, and the hot soup hit the spot. I’m almost through all the leftover soup. Luckily, since there’s no dairy or meat in it, it’s keeping pretty well in my fridge. More tonight for dinner? Probably. I’m not sick of it….yet. 🙂

Thanksgiving Plans

On a different note, does everyone have their Thanksgiving plans in place yet? Nick and I have everything lined out. Now I just have to decide what food I’m going to make for each family’s celebrations! Apple pie (Nick’s favorite) and/or sweet potatoes may be on my to-do list in the near future.

We will be celebrating with my family the weekend before Thanksgiving, and then going to be with Nick’s family on Thanksgiving and stay through the weekend. It should make for a busy and fun 2 weekends in a row! My house will definitely look like a disaster zone by the time we are back home and settled. But all the delicious food and family time will make it all worth it.

I am most excited for my mom’s homemade stuffing, the Turkey Trot Nick and I are running on Thanksgiving morning, and Black Friday shopping with Nick’s momma. It’s gonna be so much fun! I’m planning out a fantastic outfit for the Turkey Trot. But more on that later…

Have a great night!

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