Monday, November 30, 2009

13.4 & Thanksgiving in Nashville Part 2

Hope your Monday is treating you well!! Today is my last abbreviated day before going back to the usual work hours. One more quick note about today before I get to the end of my Thanksgiving recap: I got up this morning and taught Body Pump and then got ready for one of my last longer runs before my half. I knew I had to teach this morning, but this was the only day I could really fit it in. I ran 13.5 miles!!!!! I am super excited:

Ok, back to the recap.

Friday:
  • Slept in
  • Got up and ran 7 miles

  • Lots of relaxing
  • Family pictures, Our Christmas card for this year:

  • Everyone:

  • Funny:

  • Me, Josh's Daddy, Jenny:

  • Matching vests anyone?

  • Dinner out. Here is Jenny enjoying her first legal cosmo out:


Saturday:

  • Started my day off right by meeting Heather from HEAB for the first time! She is even sweeter than I had imagined. Heather treated me to yoga at a gorgeous studio:

  • Then Heather gave Josh a massage! He said it was awesome!
  • After, Heather, CD (who is also super nice), Josh and I went out to lunch at Fido's in Nashville. Josh got an egg sammy:

  • I got a big bowl of fruit (I ate light as I was saving up for some TJs action, more info below):

  • And we both enjoyed Cafe Au Laits (so good):

  • Heather and I (thank you for such an amazing time Heather!!):

  • TJs!

  • I love TJs, I wish they would open in Charleston! I got lots of goodies, including many products you all recommended:

  • Dinner out

Sunday we drove 9.5 hours home! What a great Thanksgiving!! BIG thank yous to Josh's family for another great holiday.

I will be back later!

40 comments:

Alison said...

What a great weekend!! Too cool that you got to meet up with Heather. Love all the pics! The family shot with frank, the matching sweaters, all of them! What a beautiful family you have. :)

forthehealthofit01 said...

That's a lot of running girly! Wish I liked it, I tried to get into it, but just can't get in that zone. I'll stick w/Body Pump and my elliptical and other cardio classes. lol. I'm going to Turbo Kick cert this weekend! Excited, but nervous. I've only taken the class like once. lol, but I loved it. and it's fun. The cert is nothing compared to Les Mills. It's only 1 day!

Jessica said...

Great job on your run, chica!! :)

Janetha said...

wow that is so amazing that you ran so far~back to back! i admire your strength! love the goofy face photo and of course the frank photo! how fun that you got to meet heather. you two are gorgeous. looks like it was such a fun time!!

Janetha said...

ohh i guess not back to back~since it was friday/monday but still.. stellar distances!

Tracy said...

Beautiful Christmas card pic!! Looks like you had a blast.

Jenna said...

Awesome job on the run! I have my first half next year, and I am already scared/excited.

Love the matching vests. I got a kick out of it, especially because my brother and boyfriend have about 5 of the same articles of clothing. :)

Whitney@whitsgettingfit said...

What a fun weekend! I hate I did not run into you on the street! Ah well, hope you stocked up on all that is TJ's deliciousness!

homecookedem said...

Nice job on the 1/2 marathon + .3!! :) Love the pic of you and HEAB!! ANNNND, the xmas card pic, so sweet!! The matching sweaters are hilarious!! :)

Rose said...

I LOVE the matching vests photo! Also way cool that you got to meet HEAB!

Molly said...

Awesome run!
Gotta love TJ's - when I got home, it was my firs stop off the plane!

lesley lifting life said...

Great recap, Erica ... it looks like you guys had a fabulous time!! : )

All your running is making me want to run! Ha, I'm not much of a runner up to this point but I think I'd like to at least try it out some more because I say no to it forever ; )

Dawn said...

now I want to go to TJ's and get a massage. lol

Fresh Local and Best said...

It looks like you had an amazing weekend! I can't get over the sweater vests. It's great that you got to meet Heather!

Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) said...

Great job on the run!

Love the Christmas card picture!

Haha, the matching vests are so funny! Too cute!

Glad you had a fun meetup with Heather!

Have a good night!

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Britt said...

Sounds & looks like you had a great time!! Yay for a stop at Trader Joes! We did that too on our way back from Cape Cod, no TJ's in NH... boo hoo.

Holly said...

Wow, what a weekend, girlie!! First of all - CONGRATS on the run! You got this 1/2 in the bag. :-) Awesome time, too!

And how jealous am I that you got to meet HEAB? Love the family pics! haha please tell me they bought those vests just for the pic? That is a great idea!!

K from ksgoodeats said...

It sounds like you guys enjoyed a great weekend!! Family + Bloggers + Trader Joe's = good times :)

I just realized that I've never had a cosmo! That should change! Way to go with 13.5 miles!! Great job!

Pam said...

Very nice my sweets...very nice!

You enjoy now!

lk (Healthy Delicious) said...

WOW on the running! Great job! All of the family photos came out so cute!

We don't have a TJs here either.. its so sad. I always make it a point to stop in when we're near one.

Esi said...

Glad you had such a fun Tgives. I can't believe there isn't a TJs where you live. TRAGIC! At least you got to stock up on goodies.

Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats) said...

What an awesome weekend. First off congrats on 13.5 miles!! You rock. Second, your Christmas card is adorable. You and Josh are soo cute and look incredibly happy :)

Glad you had a fun meet up with Heather. Im jealous! :)
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Have a good night, hun

laura dishes said...

Great run this morning! Very inspiring.

I love Bongo Java... neighborhood coffee shops are the best! (I say that, yet I go to Starbucks ALL of the time... lol)

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

you totally did a half marathon! (distance wise!) That's so cool!

And isn't meeting other bloggers so much fun? I love the black scarf you have on in the picture with HEAB.

inmytummy said...

So sad that there is not a Trader Joe's by you. We didn't have one for a while and like ten of them popped up. Hopefully the same thing will happen in Charleston.

I love those matching vests. I am a big argyle fan.

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Ha ha - the matching sweaters, that is great. Also, love the Christmas card photo. Erica, you are so pretty. :)

Had a great time on Saturday. We must do it again next time you guys are in town. We'll definitely add a visit to Sweet CeCe's as well!

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

P.S. Congrats on your long run. You're going to rock your half!

Staci Dombroski said...

Great pictures!

Julie said...

HA!!! those matching vests are hilarious! major props to josh's family for doing that. your holiday weekend sounds SUPER fun especially your bloggie meetup :)

i spy 21 salute in that basket.

haha i lied i rest the last post before this one.

Angela said...

yum, I love Kambocha! I'm actually having it tonight. As for the puff cereal, oh my goodness, it is really affordable compared to a lot of other cereals out there. Enjoy your week! :)

Angela said...

opps, did I say Kombacha? I realized the mistake after I drank the actual Kombacha. I mean kabocha. ha, knowing if I didn't fix this mistake would bug me.

Krista said...

Sounds like you had a really good holiday! 2 great runs, great company, TJ'S!!! Josh and his brother's (and Dad) all look so much alike...

CaSaundraLeigh said...

LOOOVE the holiday photos--looks like your fam is a blast! I remember one Christmas, all the girls had to match and the same for the guys. It was hilarious! Of course my uncle forgot his shirt when we got to the studio, so we always have that funny memory in the pictures :-P

hanni said...

Nice one! Apologies if you've covered this before, but what's the watch you use to keep track of your time / calories?

Katie said...

Itzy! Love your blog -- your running is an inspiratin to remind me to get out that door. Thanks for the motivatin to start my own blog. :) Happy December!

Aggie said...

Love the matching vests! You all look great...what nice photos! Oh that's what a TJs looks like...I so wish we had one in the state of FL!! :)

eatingtolivelovelaughtri said...

Aww...your family pictures are adorable. What an attractive family you guys are!

allijag said...

I mean - how stinkin' cute are you guys!!!?!?!?!! I LOVE the Christmas card picture! :) And YAY for meeting HEAB - she sees like such an awesome lady - just like you!

Diana said...

I love that you and HEAB got to meet up! It was a blogger date with destiny. I also love the matching vests. Too funny!