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?

6 thoughts on “Black Eye Friday and 15 miles.

  1. Wowza…that outfit is crazy!! And you are brave for going out on black friday! I avoid any and all stores that day. Oh and the week before christmas too. When I shop, its early in the morning when most people are sleeping.

  2. I noted that there were no pics of the bizarre wildlife down there in this post. And then I remembered about the lady in red hair, fishnet stockings and clown shorts…lol

  3. Okay, this was SO funny! I’m STILL laughing. Really thought this was going to be one of those “stay-at-home-family-oriented-thumb-your-nose-at-commercialism” types of posts. I was wrong!! Enjoy the TV watching, Flower!

    • Oh I will, trust me. Already got my favorites on Netflix, ready to go. Gotta take a quick break for a half marathon tomorrow but I’ll return shortly…:)

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