Happy December 2! Yes, I was MIA for a few days–we’ve had a lot going on here! This will be a “catch-up” post!
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. The kids and I drove down to my parent’s house on Tuesday to try and beat the snow, and the traffic. We had a 50% success rate. We beat the snow, but were stuck in Boston traffic FOREVER.
I was still glad that we were able to get down early. I could help my mom grocery shop, and we did a lot of food prep (including making the pies…). We ended up having about 8″ of HEAVY snow on Wednesday, which resulted in power outages, and dangerous driving conditions. Dave was able to get down to MA, on Thursday morning just as Delaney and I were returning from the turkey trot.
We ran the Plymouth Turkey Trot, in Plymouth, MA. It started right by Plymouth Rock, went past the “Mayflower II”, around the Forefather’s Monument and the Pilgrim burial ground, back to the start. It was a hilly 5 mile route. Plymouth Rock Racing did a superb job putting on the race! It was a lot of fun, and a great tour of Plymouth. Delaney and I ran it together, and it was the farthest race she has done! She did great! She won first place in her age division!! I have a feeling my days of running with her will soon turn into trying to keep up with her! I don’t feel comfortable leaving my girls in a race yet (the bigger road races), so I enjoyed the run with her. It was a fun way to work up an appetite for some turkey. At one of the larger hills, we were encouraging each other–“Do it for the pie!!!”
Now for the change of plans…My Grandpa died this past week, and we have a memorial service planned for this weekend. My posts may be infrequent until next week. My grandfather was a WWII veteran, and a great man. I am thankful that my kids had the opportunity to know him (they call him “Beach Grandpa”, because they have a house on the Jersey shore…). He will be missed. I know he is in a better place, where he is healthy and happy and reunited with the love of his life, my grandmother. I am playing piano in the service and have some practicing to do before we travel. I think I will postpone the “running streak” until the New Year! I will still be putting in some miles, but naturally this is one of those times where running takes a back seat to life!
Put in some extra miles for me, thank a veteran, and give your family some love!