Do you ever take a few days off from the blog? And then a few days turn into a few more days? And then it seems overwhelming to come back to it so you just don’t? Maybe it is just me, but that has been me over the past week and a half. Time off from the blog and, really, time off from all social media. I was reading a good book and it seems that fulfilled my daily reading capacity. (I do not think I have ever, in my entire life, reached a daily reading capacity, as I have been known to stay up all night to finish a good book). It does a body and mind good. But now I need to get back to it and see what others have been up to!
What have I been doing? Not a whole lot of running or hiking and I am OK with that. It is cold and windy and snowy and I am just not that into it right now. Instead, I have been contemplating the “Write” part of my blog title recently. I want to use this as a forum for writing more. And by writing I do not just mean writing about my running or whatever adventures I have. I want to write about me and life and reflections a lot more. Don’t worry-I won’t get too political (even though that is one topic where I always have so much to say) or fluffy, overly-poetic descriptive writing. But I do want to use this as a place for reflection on things other than running and hiking.
In the meantime, David and I are excited to host our first Thanksgiving dinner this year. We are just having some friends over, so nothing will be too fancy. In the years that I have lived in Colorado, I have always spent Thanksgiving with friends instead of traveling to see family. There is something so refreshing about hanging out with friends, drinking wine, watching football and having a laid back meal that I absolutely adore. I told my friends that are coming to bring their sweatpants/PJ pants to wear during/after the meal so we can do this thing right!
Before the festivities begin, however, we will be participating in our annual tradition of running a Turkey Trot. This year, we are running a 4 mile trot in Denver’s Washington Park put on by the United Way of Denver. Zoey gets to run with us, too, so we have to start at the back of the pack. Yay for a fun, easy run with the husband and dog! (Shrek respectfully declined to run with us, as he gets a bit agitated with other dogs around him when he is on a leash).