I only worked Monday and Tuesday last week. I planned not to do much for the rest of the week – things have been pretty non-stop the past month, including/despite being sick for a week. So it was about time for a semi-extended break.
Monday I crammed in most of the work I needed to do for the week. I planned to go to the hydro running class today, since it was the only day the class was happening this week. But finishing work up took precedence and I didn’t get there.
Tuesday I spent most of the day volunteering at the Science Olympiad. While my knee feels fine on runs now, standing for extending lengths of time irritates it. And I was standing for several hours. So, no running today either.
Wednesday I took advantage of being off and only left the house briefly for a couple errands. I also got out for a 2-mile run (about half of it with Kara), and got in a workout. Then I spent the rest of the day baking. Mainly what I want for Thanksgiving is pie and rolls, but I’m a responsible adult and make a main dish and vegetable too.
Thursday I was up early to volunteer at Huffing for Stuffing. (My knee isn’t quite up to running a 5K yet…thus volunteering instead.) I signed up to help in the tent where drinks and food were set up, but got shuffled over to help at the start line because they were short volunteers.
The 10K starts 20 minutes before the 5K and both races start and end at the same place, so the goal is to get 4,000+ people over the start line before the first finishers start coming through. I actually didn’t feel that I was all that much help, but I think the role I got assigned was basically “stand here so it’s obvious to people finding their corrals that they aren’t supposed to go this way”.
After the start line duties were over, I headed back into the tent to help refill food trays. And to thaw my hands, because I had dressed with the assumption that I would be in a tent!
Friday I did not go anywhere. Hallelujah. I took Kara for another run – she made it the whole 2 miles this time – and got in another workout. Other than that, I’m not sure I did anything productive. Non-goal accomplished.
Saturday I planned to head out for a trail run after doing some Christmas shopping. But I spent too long browsing bookstores (kidding, that’s not a thing), so headed for the in-town trails instead. I made it 2.3 miles with no knee soreness – I think I will be up to that 5K by next weekend!
Finally, here are some alpacas I met while downtown. You’re welcome.
What’s your must-have Thanksgiving food?