A Short Thanksgiving Hiatus

I’m back! I was gone for a while there. Almost a week. And I’m not going to do a giant Thanksgiving recap because, frankly, I’m past that, I’m not motivated to and I didn’t even take many pictures. I just enjoyed my time with my in-laws fully, ate a lot, ran some and relaxed. I hope you all did the same!

Ok fine – here’s one dessert shot…

I made the white cake for Hubby’s b-day. It was a bit drier than I wanted. I guess I’ll just have to make another one soon! (Whenever I have my oven back that is).

Over the holiday, we also attended my 10 year high school reunion and Hubby’s 15 year high school reunion. Both were more fun than I expected, thankfully. Here’s a photo of me with a bunch of the girls from my elementary school. Oh yeah – we go way back.

It was fun to catch up a bit with everyone. I felt like most people looked the same.

Oh – and I totally forgot to brag about the fact that I got a Personal Record in the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. It’s a tradition for my friend Lauren and I to run it every year. And for so long, I’ve been wanting to break 24 minutes. I did it. I ran the 5k in 23:36!! Woohoo!

Other than that, not too much new. I did just want to end this post by sharing some information about Lung Cancer. A friend of mine sent me this email yesterday and it really touched me and made me want to get involved. Please read the article (link below) and sign the petition!!

“Friends & family,
As you probably know by now, life threw us a curve ball this year with a lung cancer diagnosis. I’m not one to send mass emails unless it’s for a worthy cause, and I feel this falls in that category.
Did you know that cancer incidence among women who’ve never smoked (i.e., yours truly) is one of the fastest growing of all cancers, and no one really knows why?
Did you know that more women die every year from lung cancer than from breast cancer?
Did you know that November is lung cancer awareness month? (I didn’t.) There are no ribbons or NFL teams wearing a color to raise awareness for this kind of cancer. It’s a quiet cancer. And one that isn’t going away.
Every year over the last decade, I’ve enthusiastically supported the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, raising thousands of dollars for this highly supported cause by asking for donations from friends and families like you.

This year, I am asking you for something different. Please take a few minutes to read the article linked below, and sign the petition. And then pass it on. We have to change the way lung cancer is talked about. By talking about it. More awareness = more dollars for research = more of a chance for a cure.
Thanks for reading. (And I BEG you, if you smoke, get the help you need to stop.)
Dismounting my soapbox now!
Lots of love & gratitude,


12 responses to “A Short Thanksgiving Hiatus

  1. congrats on the PR!!! looks like a fun thanksgiving 🙂

  2. Oh wow! Great job on the 5k! I’m hoping to beat 24 minutes next year… maybe it’ll be a New Years goal of mine… 🙂

  3. Congrats on the 5k. And I want to dive into those desserts!

    Re: lung cancer. My mom is actually a survivor–very lucky to have caught it early, but it was a tough road for her. Another fellow runner wasn’t as lucky–he was a coach and mentor to so many. His name was Mike Broderick and he was diagnosed in September, gone at the beginning of November. So sad. A horrible disease!

    • Glad to hear your mom beat it. I’m so sorry to hear about your runner friend Mike. I had no idea lung cancer was so prevalent and even affecting non-smokers at high rates. I definitely think there needs to be more research and focus on it.

  4. Great job on the 5k. Thank you for sharing the article on lung cancer.

  5. Congrats on the PR and a fun Thanksgiving! I had my 10 year reunion in August 🙂

    Both of my parents smoke – I’ve tried everything to get them to stop 😦

    • Thank you! Both of my parents were smokers for years! Both finally quit on their own after I nagged them about it forever. They’ve got to make the choice I guess. I think they are both going on about 10 years smoke-free now.

  6. Yay, congratulations on the PR! That’s an awesome time!

  7. Friday, December 3, 2010 Lindsey, Hi! Just wanted to give you this link that shows all the Cancer Awareness Ribbon Colors and what they represent. Pearl is the color Ribbon for Lung Cancer.

  8. Great job on the 5k! I’m glad you enjoyed your reunion. Mine was interesting.
    Thank you for sharing that link.

  9. How is Boston training going?

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