Thursday, December 4, 2014


Thanksgiving was very low key. My brother and niece came up on Wednesday and we all (except Jon and Leila) ran the race Thursday morning. It was FREEZING cold. It was actually spitting snow, which the kids thought was wonderful.

Dominic ran the 1 mile with Caitlin since I didn't want to wear myself out and Jon hates to run.
In retrospect it wasn't a good idea (more on that later).

We had some friends who were participating as well and the girls ran with them.
The race didn't go as well for Zeb, Dominic, and I. All three of us have asthma and the cold really messed us up. Add the knee problems that Zeb and I are dealing with and it wasn't pretty.
Dominic was already tired from running with Caitlin and that added to the cold made him slow and stiff. By the time he came over the hill to start down he was almost in tears and really in pain from the cold. His muscles were cramping and he was miserable. I felt so sorry for the poor little guy.
Hot chocolate made everyone feel better and we enjoyed the time with friends and family.

We returned to have a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner that also included Grammy and Gramps. It was low-key and unstressful. The perfect holiday.

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