Black Eye Friday and 15 miles.

I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I got up early and ran 10 miles to create a calorie deficit, which I later filled with all kinds of good stuff. It was a beautiful day and I was so thankful to spend it at home with the Kid and MacGyver.

After we had a lovely dinner and cleaned everything up…..

Black Friday….I think it should be called Black Eye Friday, because DANG! Some of these people take their shopping to a whole other level, and honey, it’s a level I am NOT planning on visiting, no sir, no how.

Walmart Shoppers

MacGyver, the Kid and I had decided NOT to participate in any of the sales starting on Thanksgiving. It was sort of our silent protest against the corporate giants for forcing their employees to work on a holiday….but then I bought the newspaper….

And at 6PM on thanksgiving night….

Attention Walmart Shoppers!


We bought 3 new TV’s, because….because…because…..oh, I don’t even know why, we just did. There was something about the frenzied rush and $700 “60 Smart TV’s that got MacGyver all crazy and then I got all crazy and then we got 2 more TV’s, and then we got a bluray dvd player… and then it was on. Warp Speed to credit card retrieval, I was in the zone; and then the unthinkable happened, MacGyver jumped ship, he went home.

But I just couldn’t stop. I. just. couldn’t. So, I went rogue.

I have no excuse, but when I get coupons that say 10 dollars off any purchase of 25 dollars well, damn it I have to use those coupons. And if you top those 10 dollars off with 10 dollars in bonus bucks or crazy cash or whatever they’re calling it this week, then you get a 25 dollar item for 5 bucks! It’s a no brainer.

Black Friday Shopping

Except for one fact.

And you know what that is, don’t you?

You can never just spend $25. Especially at this place:

Shopping the mall on Black Friday


But thankfully, even I have limits and after a few hours, I returned home.

I ran 5 more miles on Friday and it felt really good to be outside in the fresh air and honestly I didn’t really miss the shopping…I was kind of glad to be out of the stores at that point. It was getting sort of scary at the end anyway.

Now, I need to go watch a bazillion dollars worth of TV and get some rest because I have absolutely nothing to wear to my race on Sunday and I need to go shopping tomorrow….

Did you participate in Black eye Friday? Did you run on thanksgiving or today?

How to burn off those Calories you’ll be consuming tomorrow….

Hello. Are ya’ll getting ready for some Turkey tomorrow? I am! I’ve been ready all week. I think the longer I see the turkey in the fridge, the more I want it. I might have even had a few dreams about Thanksgiving dinner this week. The obvious point is I’m pretty excited about it. You know what else I’m excited about? This:

Weather in Tampa Bay

And tonight it will be 49 degrees! Forty Freakin Nine. Degrees. I am so excited. I have been waiting all year to wear this:

Hello Kitty Jammies

I know, right?

I am also looking forward to getting up in the morning and running in actual cold weather running clothes. I have the best pair of running tights that I’ve only worn twice…because I took them with me to Tennessee last year. But now, I can actually wear them at home. Super excited. I know, it doesn’t take much.

Are you going to run tomorrow? I know a lot of you have mentioned running in order to compensate for all those calories you plan on consuming. Do you know how many calories you burn with running or walking or any activity? Well you can find out by using this really cool calculator. It will actually tell you how many calories you burn for over 600 activities.

Ready for Thanksgiving

So, even if you don’t run, you can find out how many calories you burn doing other things like playing the accordion or digging worms. I swear those are on there, I could not make that shit up. So go ahead and enjoy that Turkey, the stuffing and apple pie. Just make sure you dig enough worms to compensate for those extra calories.

Thanksgiving Stretchy pants

And last but not least, congratulations to Greg W. who won the FREE Race entry for the Color Run in Clearwater. I have already emailed him to let him know and I hope to see you at the race Greg!

Here’s wishing each and every one of you a Happy Thanksgiving. May you be blessed to spend the day with those you cherish and love. I will be.


What is your Thanksgiving workout going to be?