Thanksgiving Running, Gear Deals, & Butt Sweat Hearts

Over the weekend I got to run again!  I had taken 8 days off to let my knee heal more, and on Turkey Day I gave it another go.  I ended up going an easy 4 miles.  Progress!  If you missed what happened the rest of that day, you can see it here.

Anyway, it was stiff and not quite right, but much better than it had been last time.  So come Saturday, I decided to give it another go.  My RockTape came in the mail (which was exciting for me) so I taped up the leg, and met with my peeps at Project Run 214.

Bright and early!

Some of the group!

Many of them are preparing for the Dallas Half and Full Marathon this coming weekend.  This was their last big training run.  I was supposed to go 12 miles, but told myself I’d take it easy breezy lemon squeezy.  I’d be very happy if I even made it to double digits.

Well, a funny thing happened.  I ended up running in the front with a gal who will be doing her first half come Sunday.  I hadn’t seen the training course, and of course, we got off track.  I didn’t want to cut out early and leave her, so we just kept going.  Ended up finishing over 13 miles on our make-shift route.  I was thrilled for her going that far for the first time, and happy that my knee held up!

The real test came the rest of the day, I didn’t want the knee to hurt me like it had after my earlier runs.  I’m glad to say that it didn’t the rest of the day!  I think the Arnica, rest, cross training, and other stuff I’m doing is helping!

My kind of PED's.

My kind of PED’s.

When I woke the next day, it did hurt some, but not as bad as before.  I went to yoga, and that seemed to really help it.  It’s still not right, but it’s getting better.  Hopefully I can continue to run while it heals completely.

Anyway, it was also a big shopping weekend here in the States as companies roll out specials.  I was in luck because a new store in the RunOn chain opened near my house.  Besides the weekend specials, they also had grand opening deals.  Besides that they also gave gift cards if you brought in old pairs of shoes to recycle.  Besides that I had earned some cash in their rewards program.  All combined, I was able to score a pair of my Brooks Pure Flow 2 for a really really really good price (and they threw in a pair of Feetures socks, double score)!  Aaaand, they had free beer and snacks.  Triple score!

Sweat so sweet.

My butt sweat where I sat shows that I heart Brooks shoes.

Also this weekend, since Thanksgiving is now over, we set up the fake Christmas tree.

All our ornaments on the bottom half of the tree.

All our ornaments on the bottom half of the tree.

Another highlight came when the boy and I had our own brunch date at one of our fav Tex Mex joints.  Like me, he also likes to ham it up for the camera…

I wonder where he gets it from?

I wonder where he gets it from?

So pretty good times.

How bout you?  Get any good gear deals?  Is your crib decorated for the holidays?  How was you weekend?

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18 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Running, Gear Deals, & Butt Sweat Hearts

  1. TartanJogger

    Bargain Brooks and butt sweat- delightful! 😮

  2. We are getting our Christmas tree today — I’m excited but I would say the husband is a wee bit more excited than I am.

    PS: The little one, adorable. Chip off the ol’ block there it seems like!

  3. Good luck on the tree!
    And thanks! I did my best!

  4. Sounds like a great weekend! Ha- funny that your butt sweat looks like a heart!
    Glad your knee seems to be doing a bit better. Do you think the tape helped?

    • Thank you so much! The knee is still stiff, but not giving me the sharp pain like before. Yes, I really believe the tape is helping. I can feel that it provides support.

  5. Nice butt sweat.

  6. LOL nice butt sweat. But I’ve heard great things about those shoes!! And yay for a (slowly) healing knee!! We cut down our Christmas tree yesterday too! Not decorated yet though.

    • Haha, thanks! I’ve been in Pure Flows for the past couple years and have stayed relatively healthy doing so!
      I can’t believe you actually cut down your own tree, that’s crazy! I had to cut our plastic one down in a store many years ago.

      • Lol did you steal it from the Christmas display? Yeah we started cutting it down last year or a couple years ago. My boyfriend’s family always does it, so we decided to try it. It’s so much cheaper and it’s more fun for us.

      • Haha, my next questions I posted on your blog.

  7. Glad your knee is on the mend! Those are never fun to deal with. I got a new dry fit long sleeve running shirt from old navy for 40% off! It is super cute and it was super cheap! Can’t beat that!

    • Thank you!!! Hopefully we’ll both be back to 100% soon!
      Hooray for your gear deal! People think running is a cheap sport, but it. is. not.

  8. Your pictures are lovely! I’m flying to Spain in two weeks to spend the holidays with my family, I think they’re waiting for me to decorate the Christmas tree together. So excited! Our tree is also fake, we have never cared too much about getting a real one. Actually, I’ve never heard of anybody in Spain who got a real tree. Anyways, enjoy the holidays with your beautiful family!! 🙂

    • Thank you! That’s great that you get to go home for the holidays!!! That’s nice of them to wait too!
      I remember having a real one sometimes as a kid, but it was more of a hassle than anything else. Do they even have pine trees in Spain? Haha, enjoy it!

  9. Glad the knee is feeling better!

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