Saturday, November 24, 2012

Ah, Thanksgiving!!!

I just LOVE Thanksgiving weekend.  It's my favorite holiday of the year.  This year, I'm thankful for some great 2012 Thanksgiving weekend memories, including:
  • Last Saturday's Cranksgiving bike ride with our gang.  Lots of fun, even though I only rode the downhill half.  What a great start to the holiday season -- I hope we make this an annual tradition.
  • Dinner Tuesday evening with four of my class of 2010 Sunday School students (now Juniors in college) home for the holidays.
  • A dinner and movie date with Katie McClave on Wednesday -- ARGO is just as good the second time.
  • My 14th running in the 16 years I've lived in KC of Thursday's Sprint 5k.  Spotted Jason Gertzen with his 2 kids at the start.  His 6th grade son dusted us all, but I did manage to finish in front of Jason and his 9th grade daughter -- both great kids.  Ran a 10:21 first mile in heavy traffic, followed by a 10:00+ uphill (I missed the split) and a 9:35 or less finishing mile.  I'm really much better on the downhills, where I frankly have a serious weight advantage....
  • The Plaza lighting ceremony with 3 families of friends and kids -- lots of fun!
  • Reading Mike/Rob's blog on their Prairie Spirit trail ride and Mitchell's blog on his amazing Turkey day bike ride.
  • Watching as a family Katie's Creighton beat Wisconsin in basketball last night -- great fun!
  • Runnng a very successful 10 miler this morning in 25 degree and beautiful sunshine with Runner's Edge.  Averaged 10:21's for 6 of the last 8 miles (over a minute slower on the other, two uphill miles). 
Looking forward to seeing everyone on our monthly run Dec. 3rd!


1 comment:

Mitchell Krasnopoler said...

You're positive attitude is great. If I tried it no one would think I'm sincere.

Argo was a great movie. We saw Lincoln today. Also good, but Argo was better and more intense.