Thanksgiving Weekend in Photos

Hello and I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend! Mine was really great, filled with friends, family & remembering how much I have to be thankful for…

  • My family’s health! {This time last year, we were mourning the loss of my grandpa…it’s nice to all be in good health this year}
  • Having the freedom to explore my dreams and establish my nascent young professional career {bahaha so cheesy, but true}
  • A great apartment and roommate!
  • All the friends I’ve made this year through dodgeball & Young Dems
  • A body {& spirit} resilient enough to come back from 2 broken bones to run 2 10Ks this year!

Alright that’s all the sappy stuff I’ll get into for now 😛 Et voila, Thursday through Sunday:

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Thanksgiving started out with the Run to Feed the Hungry 10k Run and 5K Run/Walk, a Sacramento tradition that benefits the Sacramento Food Bank that brought out 30,000+ Sacramentans this year! It was such an incredible experience, definitely my preferred race to date. The race was packed, which was great for energy/morale. East Sac residents also camped out on their lawns to cheer us on- some passed out water, others played live music, and I even spotted a few mimosa stations!!

I improved upon my old 10K time (1:02:27) by a whopping 6 and a half minutes. I don’t even know what happened – I pretty much sprinted my last 1.2 miles…my dad even got a picture of me grinning like an idiot when I spotted him in the homestretch:

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Who smiles like that after running 6 miles?!

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After that awesome experience, I was ready to EAT. We fed 13 people total, since most of my dad’s Bay Area family made the trek to my parents house for his 60th birthday! We had an awesome spread- my contribution this year was cranberry-pomegranate sauce and maple chipotle sweet potatoes. Both recipes were from Women’s Health and were both deelish!

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On Friday, I headed over to the mall to do some shopping since I knew I’d need some interview clothes this week. I did some damage, getting a blazer, interview dress, hooded exercise tee, blouse, crop top, boots and a sweater…for I’m guessing about $200 total? Not too shabby!

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On Friday night, I reunited with an old friend over drinks and darts – unfortunately, my Cricket skills didn’t hold up after this picture was taken -_-

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On Saturday, we had a party for my dad’s 60th and a few other milestones – this November marks the 25th anniversary of him starting his business, and the 20th anniversary of our family moving to Sacramento! Our good friends who just started a food truck – SLIGHTLY SKEWED – catered…they are so good! Check them out on Facebook, Sacramentans!

20131202-134237.jpgAfter meeting up with more old friends for another drink on Saturday night after the party, I felt the need to punish myself on Sunday morning…. with a 7 mile run?! I kept it slow and steady the whole time, but it was still pretty rough, ending in a blood blister. Maybe this means it’s time for new shoes??

Lots of fun stuff on the horizon for me this week, including a new {temporary} job and interviews! Send all your good vibes my way!

Did you do a Thanksgiving Day run?

Black Friday – Yay or Nay? I don’t usually partake, but I caved this year…

21 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Weekend in Photos

  1. Sounds like an AWESOME Thanksgiving to me! Usually I do a Turkey Trot with the town (ok, it’s put on by the town) but this year I mixed it up a bit on the east coast. I try to avoid all the crazy shopping but we ended up at an outdoor mall with moderate crowds. All in all a solid weekend!

  2. Sounds like an AWESOME Thanksgiving to me! Usually I do a Turkey Trot with the town (ok, it’s put on by the town) but this year I mixed it up a bit on the east coast. I try to avoid all the crazy shopping but we ended up at an outdoor mall with moderate crowds. All in all a solid weekend!

  3. So cool that you know people who own a food truck! And what a great Thanksgiving weekend. I can’t bring myself to eat cranberry sauce because of the canned stuff. Which is a shame because I’ve seen some really great-looking recipes for it this year.. yours sounds awesome.

    I did Black Friday this year (I always do) – 13 hours of shopping made for a very long day, but I am completely done with my Christmas shopping and that is a GREAT feeling.

    • Omg, you’re going to hate me- I LOVE the canned stuff! I know it’s sickeningly sweet, haha, but it’s my fave. I’m jealous that you’re done with your shopping! I just started making my list today!!

  4. Reuniting… that’s what they’re calling it, huh? 😉 Looks like you had a fab weekend! A birthday party full of food after a 10k sounds ideal. And I love your smile at the end of your race! Normally I look like I want to kill someone by that point 😉

    • Hahahaha DANG BECKY callin’ me out!! I don’t know what came over me at that race, I was just smiling the entire time! Probably because I knew I was gonna get to stuff my face later :)

  5. Omg that blister. WHY do you have the worst luck with injuries/bruises/blisters/etc etc?! I hope it’s feeling better.

    It looks like you had such a fun Thanksgiving. I didn’t do a Turkey Day run, but I did attend an INSANE 1.5 hour bootcamp. I was starving by the time dinner rolled around. Congrats on your 10k time. GET IT GURRRRL.

  6. Omg that blister. WHY do you have the worst luck with injuries/bruises/blisters/etc etc?! I hope it’s feeling better.

    It looks like you had such a fun Thanksgiving. I didn’t do a Turkey Day run, but I did attend an INSANE 1.5 hour bootcamp. I was starving by the time dinner rolled around. Congrats on your 10k time. GET IT GURRRRL.

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