Today was as close to perfect as I could have gotten without sitting on a beach, under an umbrella, in the tropics
sipping on poison. Somehow a run with one partner turned into a run of nine AWESOME women who spent hard-earned calories running rather than $$ shopping in the Black Friday madness. Meet our Waterfall Glen Black Friday Crew from Top Left: Me, Jen, Judy, Susan, Maggie; Bottom Left: Laura, Angela, Kelly & Suzanne.
hauled their asses out of bed came this morning to run in the name of health, wellness, fitness and friendship. A 9.5 mile run thru the rolling hills of Waterfall Glen’s Forest Preserve isn’t exactly how many women would like to spend the largest shopping day of the year but that is what runners do, we run. We run on our birthdays, on holidays, on breaks at work, and in the snow, sleet and rain……WE RUN.
If I had to hazard a guess, there are probably a few ladies
Susan & Jen who came today who don’t consider themselves runners. Let me break it to you gently Susan & Jen, if you showed up today for a 9.5 mile run in the woods on Black Friday…..YOU. ARE. A. RUNNER.
I promised I wouldn’t take any photos of anyone’s ass but
I lied that was hard since I was bringing up the rear. The guarantee today was that NOBODY would get left behind and I welcomed the opportunity to run the back since I am exhausted and love to take lots of pics I needed a break but still wanted to be part of the fun.
Almost done, we WILL make it…….And where
the HELL was Big Bertha? I think we totally missed it while talking, stopping for a billion photos and just enjoying the view and being out in the beautiful weather!
All in all a wonderful run. I hope “the crew” members had a recovery drink in their car! I use the AdvoCare Post Workout Recovery drink so that I can go back out tomorrow
or hopefully Sunday with the FRC if hubby doesn’t kill me for another morning run during our mini vacay and do it all again, and so that I can get up and down the stairs, and so that I can pig out on Thanksgiving leftovers when I get home since I already had the necessary recovery nutrients. I need the ease and convenience of a recovery drink because it requires less thinking and counting my nutrients…..sometimes my brain doesn’t want to work too well after a good run.
Perfect day: Morning Run in PERFECT WEATHER (40 degrees + sun) with friends, Thanksgiving Leftovers, 3 hour nap with the kiddos, then chores and cuddling with my little man. Some days, life is better than others. Thanks again to the Waterfall Glen Black Friday Crew and my wonderful hubby who
didn’t even bitch watched the lil ones this morning for me.
How did Black Friday work out for you? What is your perfect day?
We head out to Indiana tomorrow for Thanksgiving #2 with the Fritz Clan, so enjoy your weekend and I’ll catch up with all of you later cuz I’ll be eating more awesome food and hanging out with my loved ones!
Many Blessings, Amanda – TooTallFritz