Oh man, am I late with this post!?!? Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving weekend, and then this week came and went so fast and I’m still paying for it. I’ve battled a cold since Monday, which I guess is a sign that I had a great holiday weekend.
There is no better way to recap than through a series of pictures, mostly focused on food! 🙂
It was so nice catching up with Heather (who moved way too far away) from us NJ running gals. We definitely didn’t have enough time together even though we were at the restaurant until they closed and were cleaning up for the day! Fortunately, we were able to get them to take a picture of us before we left.
I prepared well this year. I spent almost a full day prepping and making sides for Thanksgiving. I put it to a vote with my family and the dishes that won were roasted brussel sprouts, roasted veggies, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and apple dumpling cake. My mom also cooked 1.5 Thanksgiving dinners by herself, so we had way too much food for 5 people! I was so anti supporting Thanksgiving Day, early Black Friday shopping but we were all too full and needed somewhere to walk around that was warm. Unfortunately, the mall won out and we were able to see some of the crazy shopping frenzy.
Next up was a wedding for Josh’s good friend from growing up that started Friday night into early Sunday morning. Needless to say, I spent more time eating than I did taking pictures of the food. Let me assure you that there were 4 different buffets of Indian food in addition to the other meals we ate those days. By Sunday morning, I felt like I got hit by a truck and gained 10 pounds.
As if that was not enough, we spent an extra night out in Long Island at Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton. I love Tom Colicchio, so this was a belated birthday celebration. In our first meal in the Hamptons, we (well I did) spotted Mary Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy at Fresh. How did I know it was them, US Weekly, of course! Believe me, I’m not that cool, and of course, I hadn’t showered and was dressed in a sweatshirt and jeans. We had dinner and breakfast the next day at the Topping Rose House restaurant and Tom Colicchio does not disappoint (P.S. Colicchio & Sons and craftbar are my most favorite restaurants of all time – the food at his restaurants are always excellent and service is extraordinary). Lucky for us, we didn’t have far to roll ourselves back to the room after stuffing our faces. I did manage a short run to see Mecox Beach though and a massage, rewarding myself for the food!
And now we’re back and I need to stop eating so much, get over the cold, and start focusing on training for my next race (to be announced soon). No better way to start than ordering french fries with breakfast today… (it was a craving, and I swear I hadn’t had any in weeks)!
How was your Thanksgiving?
What are your favorite Thanksgiving dishes?
I need motivation, Tell me about your December running goals!