Today, I’m linking up with Running with Spoons for Thinking Out Loud Thursday.
It’s also Throwback Thursday, so in honor of that, here’s Clay and I at the Hartsville Turkey Trot in 2011. Along with participating in the Turkey Trot, Clay also participated in “No Shave November” that year. I miss Hartsville races, but I don’t miss all the facial hair Clay had in this pic.
I haven’t participated in a Turkey Trot since, and I debated running one in Florence this weekend, but with family visiting, I decided to stay in town and run close to home.
The sunrises and sunsets have been beautiful this Fall. I’m not a big fan of the time change because it gets dark earlier, but it’s nice seeing a sunrise on my way to the gym and seeing the sun set… right after I sign off work. Here’s a fun picture of a sunset in my neighborhood (my neighbor Liz took this picture).
I went to a Sip and Paint class at Wine and Design last week and still haven’t hung the painting. I need to hang it, or at least add “hang painting” to the ever-growing list of things I need to do around the house (I am failing as a homeowner, y’all).
The Peppermint Chocolate Chip milkshake is back at Chick-Fil-A. It’s one of my favorite seasonal foods and I get one each year.
I’m not a fan of Chick-Fil-A’s political and social justice stances, but you can’t beat a good milkshake a few times a year. I love the cows, even though I want to take a red pen to the grammatically incorrect signs- the joy of being a professional writer. The cow picture is from the summer of 2009.
The James Island County Park’s Holiday Festival of Lights opens this week, so some friends and I are going tonight for a 2-mile fun run/walk. The Festival of Lights doesn’t change much from year-to-year, but people come from all over South Carolina to see the Christmas lights. The fun run was a great deal- only $12 per person, and you can run on the roads through the county park, which is normally only open to cars (the car cost is $10).
I’ve visited the Festival of Lights before, but this is my first time doing the run/walk. A group of friends drove from Florence to see it back in 2009, and my friend Karen and I decided to kiss the handsome firefighters. I still can’t believe this was five years ago…
I’m really excited, and I doubt much running will be going on because I’ll take tons of pictures and be a nerd!
Hope you guys have some exciting weekend plans too!