Happy Runsgiving!

It has been hard to carve out some time during this busy season to write. I have been crafting and menu planning for my first time hosting Thanksgiving. In addition I am 3/4 of the way into my Marathon training. I actually took tomorrow off of work so that I can squeeze in my 20 miler.

This is the time of the year that we we are all thankful for our blessings, family, and friends. A couple of weekends ago, my running friends, husbands, and kids all got together for our first annual Runsgiving! In all, there were 6 families. It was nice to get together outside of running and really enjoy each other and be thankful for the bond we have built through running. Our husbands and kids are our biggest cheerleaders supporting us through all of our training. So with this Runsgiving I am thankful for my family’s support and my friends who push me to go the extra mile.

For Runsgiving the host made the best turkey I have ever had, hands down! It was a Maple Brined turkey. I am attempting this for my Thanksgiving. I will let you know how it works out. Then each of us brought a side or a desert. I made stuffing for the first time; in the crock pot. Jon and I never see eye to eye on stuffing, but he actually gave me a two thumbs up on this one! As you can probably gather, I am not much if cook! I try!

Do you celebrate a Friendsgiving? If you do, what do you and your friends plan?

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24 thoughts on “Happy Runsgiving!

  1. Wow, what a great crowd you have in there. It’s always a good feeling having some time off just socializing and interacting with others and being able to do something together. 🙂 Running has also been my way to relax and I’m glad you had that time to do so for yourself with your friends! I haven’t seen my friends for so long, I mean those closed girl friends I have but maybe this weekend! 🙂 Cheers!

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  2. Marathons?? I think if I was training marathons I wouldn’t have time for any kind of social gathering whatsoever! It’s a great idea though; I horse ride and would love to do some kind of get together with the friends I’ve met through riding. It’s a lovely way to connect outside of your usual frame of reference 🙂

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  3. I love “Runsgiving!” That’s such a fun way to bring people together for something healthy and fun.

    I am hosting Thanksgiving again this year but for the first time in over a decade, my parents will be here. I am so excited and can’t wait to cook ALL THE FOODS!

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  4. What a great get together and happy catch up day for you guys. We dont have thanksgiving day here but it is really interesting to see you guys celebrating it with turkey. We hardly see any turkey in our local supermarket here.

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  5. I do celebrate Friendsgiving. I think its fun because its a gathering with people you choose to hang out with and not only the family you are born into.

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  6. This is so great! I am running my first Turkey Trot tomorrow and am hoping to make it a yearly tradition. So far, this year, it will just be me running, but I’m hoping to gather a few followers in future years 🙂

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  7. Wow marathons! Only in my dreams! I’ve thought about doing a 5k here, one of the ones with obstacles for fun but a marathon.. good for you!

    Happy runsgiving!

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  8. It is definitely great to get with those close to you during this time of year. That sounds like that is getting more and more popular now.

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  9. This would be so cool to all do together! This time of year is all about bringing family and friends close together to experience some new things or experiences or even make memories.

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  10. Such a fun week! We spend Thanksgiving Day with my in-laws then usually celebrate Thanksgiving on a different day with my parents. We also have relatives coming to visit Friday so it’s going to be a busy weekend of family fun!

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  11. I love the simplicity yet realistic vibe I get from this post. Family and loved ones can be a great and our best support system. Good luck with the marathon and please let us know how the turkey turns out. Hahahahha

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  12. I made a comment this year about wanting to do a Friendsgiving but I think we are going to follow through with it next year. This is an awesome thing you all do together especially because you dont know what someone’s family may be going through during the holidays

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  13. What a great idea! It seems like you had a great turnout as well! I have never ran in a marathon before, but I know many people who have. I think it’s great to do something like that. Thanks for sharing!

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