Sunday, November 30, 2014

Thanksgiving In Pictures

By the time this posts, I'll be in the first couple miles of my first full marathon. Holy crap. I am so thankful for all the support I've been getting as I undertook this journey. I can't believe marathon day is here! I can't believe I got through training!

I know it will take me awhile to recap everything from this weekend; in the meantime, here's a look at how I spent the days leading up to race day.This post contains entirely too many pictures and not enough substance. You've been warned!

Mom had GF cupcakes if Thanksgiving didn't promise enough sugary desserts!
I woke up to a surprise from Kristina on my Kindle! Thank you so much for the hilarious distraction!
Last run pre-marathon along Lido Key...
...Followed by a leisurely walk through the trails while Matt finished his paddle.
Then, it was off to Thanksgiving Meal 1:
Just a little nibble to save room for later...
Followed soon after by Thanksgiving Meal 2:
Mom makes gluten free everything, including this homemade French silk pie.
Then, it was time for games and quality family time.
Steph, Gordon, and Zach...Gordon's looking sneaky and Zach seems to really be concentrating on the question.
Dad's facial response to my directive: "Pretend you like her."
Sister selfie.
Cards Against Humanity after mom & dad had retired for the night.
Archie was loving the chance to hang out with different people!
Thanksgiving dinner at Matt's mom's means roast beef and more games!
The race was weighing heavily on my mind...I was sure to hydrate well all day.
Archie loves playing games with us.
Tiny, perfect dessert.
Phew! Our trip home was exhausting but full of really good "fuel". I think I carb-loaded pretty much perfectly this week!
How was your Thanksgiving?



  1. Good luck Ali!!!!!! I can't wait to hear all about it :)

  2. Mmm I am reliving my Thanksgiving meal looking at all your pics... :) We played CAH too! My cousins bought all the expansion packs. We were getting a little tired of the older cards. I mean, you can only have "pac man uncontrollably guzzling cum" in your hand so many times before it loses it's shock value. ;)

    So, Archie travels with you????

  3. I was thinking of you this morning during my run! I hope your morning is going perfectly!

    I had a great Thanksgiving full of running, delicious food and a wonderful afternoon nap :)

  4. I cannot wait to read your race recap!!