Day After Thanksgiving

Isn’t it funny how the day after Thanksgiving can be just as ritualized as T-day itself?

Whether you have to work or not, everyone does leftovers the day after. I took the leftover un-mashed potatoes and made home fries for breakfast.
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And that was the extent of our leftovers cooking. The rest of the food was just eaten up as sandwiches.

The other ritual is Black Friday shopping. I am stuck in a mountain resort town with no big stores in sight. I went into just about every store in town (like 10 stores) and their idea of Black Friday was 10% off. I’m not exxagerating! I only bought a skein of yarn, and it was not even in sale at all.
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If you are opening your store, at least give me that stupid 10% off. I was stuck with online shopping which is annoying to so with only a phone/tablet. I bought a Kate Spade bag from the “surprise sale”. Then I had the free Groupon bucks so I used it to buy Pro Compression calf sleeves. And that was it. I wanted to buy an external hard drive but I didn’t have the energy to comparison shop using my phone or kindle. I might regret that later when I need that hard drive.

Did you make anything good with your leftovers? Did you get a good deal on Black Friday?

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The 20 mile run

I did it! 20 miles.

When I started off for my run, the weather app said it was 25 degrees, “feels like 9”. The wind was also crazy. Nice, huh? It really made me angry because last weekend when I didn’t have a long run scheduled, it was 55. Whyyyyy.

At the beginning of the run, I warmed up quickly and I was feeling fine for 7 miles. Then I noticed I wasn’t feeling so warm. Meanwhile, I was wearing my Fuel Belt, and the tops were leaking. I know for sure that they were closed properly; it’s that the water drips out of the spout that you drink from even though I know it’s pushed down all the way. My jacket is slowly getting wet from the water. Then I notice that the leaking water is starting to turn to ice! Both on my body and on the outside of the bottle. The wind was not letting up either. It was so fierce that street lights and street signs were rattling around. I was just plain cold. Seeing the ice in my water was the breaking point. I said, “Really? Ice water? Fuck this shit.”

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