Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Gobble, Gobble, GobbledyGeek

Er....I mean Gobbledygook! 

It's almost Thanksgiving.  YAY!  I love Thanksgiving.  I have a lot to be thankful for and I LOVE TO EAT!

It's been slightly cooler here and we're getting rain off and on but we had about three days of fall color.    The wind is blowing and leaves are littering our lawn, driveway, gutters, flower beds, and my favorite: embedded under the windshield wipers. 


Oh.  Evil Twin says I should get the mower out and mulch them.  Actually, I'm thinking she should do that.

We are having smoked turkey again this year at my mom's and I'm making my infamous pumpkin pie.  Oh yeah.  Yum!  This is the pie with a gingersnap crust with maple syrup as the sweetener.  Burp! I'd better make four pies.  Three for my brother and one for the rest of us.  Oops.  I mean, three for me and one for the rest of them.

If you haven't heard, I'm training for my first full marathon, 26.2 miles of pure running bliss.  Ha!

You probably know that I've done several halves, much more than should be needed to make a whole, but I decided to take leave of my senses and prepare for the Houston Marathon in January.  Earlier this year, a close friend did her first marathon.  She inspired me and since next year is the celebration of the start of my 6th decade, it seemed like a good time to do it. 

The training is a beating.  Evil Twin and Oreo Cat are thoroughly enjoying the details of my torturous long runs although Oreo Cat isn't thrilled that I'm gone from his service for several hours at a time.   It's been warm here which isn't much fun for running.  My friend has been a great source of encouragement, soothing my whining and sympathizing with my aches and pains.

Last weekend's 20-miler had potential.  A cooling north breeze made me shiver a few times but my feet got soaked on the wet grassy knoll where I ran that day.  Wet feet and new, too-thick socks gave me an enormous blister on the bottom of my left big toe and a smaller blister on my right big toe.  EW!   I hobbled (not gobbled) around like a blue-haired LOL (Little Old Lady).  I've got the LOL shuffle down if anyone needs any pointers.

Besides running, I know I've been busy but not with anything interesting enough to keep you awake.




It's almost time for Evil Twin and I to do our Christmas shopping for you guys.  I'm tingling with excitement!



Anonymous said...

The LOL shuffle?


And unfortunately I don't need any pointers. I didn't realize I was doing it.

But I do.

And look atchoo! A whole marathon! Yowza! Gooooo Reffie goooooo!

No wonder you like to eat, you run it all off! *smile*

Now if we could figure out a way for you to RUN IT ALL OFF of me.


Is there an app for that? HA!

Belle said...

Your pie sounds amazingly good! Cool crust idea. I think it is great you are going to run in a marathon. I'll be cheering you on as I sit on a folding chair drinking Coke. Have a scrumptious Thanksgiving! (sorry about the blister)

Deb said...

Gaoot Tgabjsguvubg!

Uh oh. Fingers on the wrong keys again.

Happy Thanksgiving!

A WHOLE marathon? Grassy knoll? Tingling? All in one post!

Good luck with the training and remember to always keep a spare piece of pie in your running shorts.

ReformingGeek said...

Quirky - I'm sure there is an app for that but it doesn't sound like much fun. I'll help you. I'll eat your pie this Thanksgiving!

@Belle - Thanks. I need all the cheering I can get. Pumpkin pie here I come!

@Deb - I'm on a roll. Well, not literally, or maybe I am. I think I ate it. Burp. I tried the pie in the shorts. It was messy. I'll stick with a peanut butter/jelly bar.

Rob-bear said...

Getting ready for Thanksgiving and giving yourself the run-around (20 miles of run-around, even!) at the same time.

You poor dear.

Blessings and Bear hugs until you're well-heeled. Or is that well-healed. (Bear gets confused about such things.)

MrsBlogAlot said...

That pie sounds awesome!! Good luck with your marathon!! You are going to do great!!!

wait...I think I just heard ET whisper something about me getting off my ass to start running or something.

Nah! Must just be the wind.

More pie please!

Enjoy thanksgiving!!! (-:xoxox

MikeWJ said...

I don't like running marathons -- or just thinking about them, in my case -- but I do loves my smoked turkey. I smoked a turkey every year for years until I accidentally threw away my smoker. Or so of accidentally. It's a long story. I'll save it for my own blog.

ReformingGeek said...

@Rob - Thanks! I'm heeling...er..healing bearly...er..fairly well!

@MrsBlogalt - Thanks! I'll punish ET for her rudeness. Bring on the pie. Turkey for dessert?

@Mike - Thinking about marathons is also exhausting. Hum....I want to hear the smoker story!

Unknown said...

That pie sounds yummy!

Soaked feet. What a concept. Blisters on the other hand, or foot, can be a bitch.

I admire you for living your passion, despite soaked blistered feet and Evil Twin lurking somewhere on the blind side.

Hope you and your family had a turkey terrific day.


The Day I Ran.

It was raining and I decided to run across the parking lot to the car. As I was running, my husband and daughter passed me and they were WALKING.

For some reason, I have never learned the art of "forward movement".

I Wonder Wye said...

Hope your holiday was special. That pie sounds awesome - love the crust ingredients -- have you run the marathon yet??

"1.00s, 1.50s, 1.75s for the short arms. If you know what I'm talking about, you're probably old, too."

"Boomer brain fog: What was the last, middle, and first part of what you just said to me?"