Saturday, November 27, 2010

An Unplanned Week of Rest Days That I Wouldn't Change For The World

Last Sunday I ran a 1/2 marathon with Jenn and I haven't run one single step since then and I honestly wouldn't change it for the world! We had such a great Thanksgiving week! Tuesday afternoon the kids and I headed to PA to visit friends and family. Wednesday morning was spend visiting Christmas Land!

Wednesday evening the hubby and I got to spend the evening with one of my best friends and her husband! It had been a long time since we had seen them and we had a lot of laughs stemming from the fact that the local Applebees referred to themselves as Club Apple since they had a DJ. We had a great time facebooking that one!!

Kaelynn and I were supposed to run the Gobble Wobble 5K on Thanksgiving morning but the weather had other plans for us. It was a hard decision to make but I had to pull the plug on our run because Kaelynn had just gotten over strep throat. She was very disappointed and even put on her "running gear" to wear for Thanksgiving. She settled for playing war with her uncle and playing some computer games with her brother.

Friday morning, I was up at 4:30am to do some Black Friday shopping with one of my best friends! While we were shopping, the kids made sugar cookies with Pop Pop and Grammy. Cookie making was followed by stopping to visit my Grandma on our way back to Ohio yesterday afternoon. You should have seen the smile on Grandma's face when she saw her great grandkids walk through the door! We visited with Grandma for a few minutes and then made our way home.
This morning the kids and I headed to Ford Field to watch our cousin Kyle play in the high school state championship game. He is the kicker for the Plymouth Wildcats and that boy can kick! I was very impressed with his foot skills! In fact, one of his kicks was so impressive that the entire stadium shouted "Whoa" in unison. It was so cool! Way to go #27! Best of luck to Kyle as he starts his college career at the University of Notre Dame in January!

The added benefit of going to Kyle's game was getting to see lots of family that live in Tennessee since they were in Michigan for Thanksgiving! I was especially excited to see my cousin Trinity! We were born exactly 10 days apart and have always had a strong connection. We manage to stay in touch even though we live many miles away from each other! Thank goodness for Facebook, Skype, and unlimited texting!
In the end, I probably gained at least 3 pounds and didn't burn more than a few calories while shopping and walking to the stadium today but like I said before...I wouldn't change it for the world! I love my family and friends and I am so very thankful for the time I had with them this week!
Keep running (I need to practice what I preach), you're simply the best, and you inspire me!!


  1. Aw... sounds like a great couple of days! You shouldn't think twice about the time off! :)

  2. That sounds like a fabulous long weekend! Football, shopping, eating, friends, family - what more does one need??

  3. sounds like a great week of friends and family :-) only happens a few times a year, so its awesome you enjoyed it!

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  5. Sound long a nice long weekend! I hope you have a great week!

  6. What an awesome perspective. I have been getting sick of hearing people complain about not working out enough. Family time is so much more important. I love the pictures, you are so pretty!