Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thankful to Race!

I'm so full of thanks this week, that I'm gonna run it out like crazy!  Here's what my calendar looks like...

Hubby has off work today, so I got out early for a quick 5 miles in the beautiful morning sun.  I have Spinning class in a couple hours, and then another 4 miles with the Sole Sisters tonight.  Should be a good 1000+ calorie burn kind of day!

Thursday (Thanksgiving Day!)
Once again, I'm going to hit the street early to complete three virtual races on the schedule:
Feed the Turkey 5K - hosted by
Thankful Healthy Blogger 5K - hosted by A Journey to Thin
Thanksgiving 5K - hosted by Daily Vitamin F
Thankful for a three-some?!

Friday (Black Friday)
The whole family will be downtown Peoria for the 5th annual Trot for Tots two mile fun run.  The course follows the parade route for the oldest Santa Claus Parade around - so a lot of spectators lining the streets!  It also benefits a great cause - the U.S. Marines' Toys for Tots program.  We've decided to make this a family fun morning. Hubby and I are decorating the jogging stroller and pushing the kids through the race.  We plan to run it all together since hubby and I have matching ELF costumes!

While the rest of the family sleeps in, I'm going to sneak out for one more weekend race... the 21st annual River Trail Classic in East Peoria.  It's a 4 miler on my favorite trail, in the downward direction... so should be a good time for me.

Are you running any RACES this weekend?
Good Luck... May the Turkey wobble with you!

And I'm so excited to tell you...
It's been exactly one week since I started (seriously) logging my food/exercise (again) on  I'm happy to announce that the dedication and sacrifice pays off... I'm down 6 pounds from last Wednesday!  That is great motivation to NOT indulge this holiday weekend.

WEIGHT LOSS GOAL before Myrtle Beach Half Marathon on Feb. 18  
Created by MyFitnessPal - Free Calorie Counter


  1. Holy smokes--you are killing it this week.
    Love me a three some. You go girl!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. 6 pounds, freakin awesome!! Sounds like you are going to have a great week/weekend. Happy Turkey Day!

  3. What a busy weekend. I have my half on Sunday besides that doing a virtual 5K as part of my last training run, then forcing myself to take full rest days Friday and Saturday.

  4. wow, that's awesome! Congrats on the weight loss! I'm running some virtual runs with you! :)

  5. Have a great race! Happy thanksgiving!! :)

  6. I am super jealous of the mileage! Enjoy & congrats on the weight loss!!!

  7. Hi Jess,

    Congratulations on the 6 pounds - that is fantastic! I don't know if you've noticed, but when I read your posts through an RSS reader, your weight loss graphic at the bottom of each post still shows 29 pounds to go, although I can see by your site that it should now read 24.

    I would have emailed you but I couldn't find an address.


  8. GREAT JOB with the weight loss. SO AWESOME!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. Great job on the weight loss! And holy wow, you are going to be a running fool this week! I wish I had been dedicated enough to do half that mileage this week! But I am at least doing a Turkey Trot tomorrow.

  10. great job on your 6lbs!
    I just hit the 75 lbs mark recently !
    running tomorrow my first turkey trot!

    happy thanksgiving to you and yout family

  11. I noticed your MFP counter and wow, you're doing an amazing job. The things we can accomplish when we put our minds to it :)

    Enjoy your virtual 5Ks! No races for me but you can bet I'm going for a run.

    Happy Thanksgiving Jess!


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