We finally got our covering of snow. Just in the right time to get in the Christmas mood now that Thanksgiving is over. The roads were a bit slippery since we had some freezing rain, plus, melting and freezing going on. I took to the streets of our neighborhood to avoid the skating rink on the path I usually take around the lakes.
I would prefer to run my usual path, but I had no choice today with all the ice. There is no way to run safely on ice and I avoided it best I could on the streets. Running the loop around our neighborhood streets is about the same distance as my path run in our neighborhood. Its just a tiny bit longer in mileage on the street. I stopped at 4.65 miles figuring I'll be working for a bit today and doing some more shopping/walking miles.
Thanksgiving was nice. We all got together early around 1:30/2pm to have an early dinner. We played Yahtzee and a round of cribbage.
I completely loaded my plate. Steve made my dad's stuffing, that is absolutely my favorite part of the meal. A new multi grain rice with butternut squash. I loved the new combo and we have leftovers which I will be eating. Mashed potatoes, a dab of sweet potatoes without the marshmallow topping, and a slice of turkey with gravy. Yep, it wouldn't be all that bad if I could just avoid the gravy. Plus, two glasses of white wine.We had three pies. Apple, pecan and pumpkin/sweet potato pies. I think my favorite this year was the apple. I had a tiny slice of each. I was really wanting to like them all but the pumpkin was lacking sugar and the pecan had rum added which I didn't care for. Oh well.. next year I'll volunteer to make the pies.
I was thankful that I ran that morning 6 easy miles on the path during the sleet, rain storm.
The sleet hurt my face so I grabbed a visor just to protect me from the elements. Nothing like getting pelted with tiny ice chunks.
Happy Black Friday shopping!