Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

Holiday Food Log Day 1: Thanksgiving

  I’m often struck by how an eating plan, like a game plan in sports, can utterly fail despite looking like sheer brilliance when it’s drawn up ahead of time. The question is, what do you do about it? There … Continue reading

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Reflections on infinite pie for Thanksgiving

Funny how after four months of weekly cheat days with some truly stupendous pigouts, I’m now looking forward to a gentle, mindful meal tomorrow afternoon. I want to savor tastes and smells. To tune in to gratitude. I don’t want … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: Football fun + 2 more pounds lost!

By Colleen, age 12 Last Saturday I went to my cousin Garret’s football game at Marian University in Indianapolis. I had a lot of fun, even though it was so cold that day. Garrett got a bunch of tackles and an … Continue reading

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RW Holiday Run Streak fun

The cool thing about doing the Runners World Holiday Run Streak with Colleen this year is that we’re much more likely to plan “fun” runs. Not just races, like Thursday’s Galloping Gobbler that kicked things off, but runs like the … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: The Galloping Gobbler

By Colleen, age 11 On Thanksgiving me and Mom and Ben ran the Galloping Gobbler. “Oh, it’s so fun!” they said. Well, Mom and Ben are not the most reliable source when choosing “fun” races. It was freezing cold, for one … Continue reading

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Gobble gobble

This is going to sound trite (and surely it is), but one of the things I’m thankful for this year is that I’ve never had to roast a bird. Which is a backhanded way of saying I’m grateful for the … Continue reading

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Time to break out the infinite pie slice

I’ve been trying to decide whether to break out the infinite pie slice for Thanksgiving. Over the past year or so I’ve gotten away from some of those disciplinary diet tools on holidays and just enjoyed the day, figuring I’d … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: A fun hat for a fun race

By Colleen, age 11 Next Thursday I am running in the Galloping Gobbler. Mom and Ben said it was really fun, but I still made a deal with mom that I would not sign up until she ordered me a … Continue reading

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Gobbler beats cobbler every day of the year

I’ve been feeling a bit guilty about my refusal to give up the Galloping Gobbler in negotiations over our crammed Thanksgiving schedule. But as I look forward to my third straight year of running the nation’s 19th largest 4-mile race, … Continue reading

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The telescopic view on willpower

Lately I’ve been working on what I like to think of as my “long view lens.” It’s a mental tool — a “visualization” in self-help speak — and basically it’s an imaginary lens that I slide into an imaginary slot … Continue reading

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