Monday, November 26, 2007

Thanksgiving weekend

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007:

What a fantastic idea. Before gorging ourselves in the traditional Thanksgiving feast, we decided to join Sarah in our first Abington YMCA Gobble Wobble 5K Run.

And we're off!

the home stretch...

So here are the results & rankings (Age/Gender/Overall) out of 696 runners:

Sarah - 23:10 Pace: 7:27 (3/26/122)
Ruby - 28:44 Pace: 9:14 (18/134/381)
Brian - 28:45 Pace: 9:15 (18/248/382)

link to results

Of course, Brian just kept me company during our leisurely run and would have run much faster had he gone on his own.

Back at the house...the cooking commences

Post-run stretching...

then passing out...

those folks are going to have a blast raking all those leaves

I guess the backyard isn't looking too good either

Later that evening...

It's dinner time! Here's what my first plate looked like:

gotta love turkey...and stuffing and mashed potatoes and canned cranberries and veggies...

The dessert table, with Midge digging into my 2nd annual Thanksgiving chocolate bread pudding, which sat next to another chocolate delight

Friday, November 23rd 2008: Wissahocken Park

Sarah went to run off all the food from the night before, as Brian and I made our way to the hidden Native American statue.

Apparently, a tree had fallen across our path not too long before we reached it, perplexing those returning to the entrance.

Unfortunately on our trek, we both had the crippling urge to urinate, and although there were places to "go", people would just randomly be hiking here and there. So we had a really small window of opportunity, and when we took it, it was not 10 seconds later that a group of people started approaching our area. What a relief it was in both senses. Been a while since I've had to do that.

We went to see Enchanted at the movies, which was quite entertaining although the ending could have been better, and had some yummy sushi for dinner, which was the first for Sarah. Like mine, her favorite turns out to be salmon.

A perfectly light dinner to end the evening.