Hi guys. I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving! Did you run a Turkey Trot? Tell me about it!

Apologies for my absenteeism. It’s not your fault.

And no, I didn’t forget my WordPress password, I’ve just been a little less tethered to my laptop recently. It felt kind of amazing. But I’m back in action and back to business.

Did anyone take advantage of any Black Friday or Cyber Monday fitness class discounts? I stocked up on SLT and Refine Method.

I tried SLT a while ago (and wrote about it here). Those with excellent memories will note, I didn’t love it. After the NYC Marathon I was in the market for a tough, low-impact workout and SLT fit the bill so I decided to give it another chance.  They also opened a studio on the Upper West Side which put them in my good graces and zone of existence. This time I made sure to try an Intro-level class before diving it. It made a big difference. The teacher moved slowly, explaining every move and the music was muted enough to hear instruction. I didn’t feel out of my element.

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Happy Thanksgiving!!

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happy thanksgiving from the Habers

As is new tradition, my family runs a 5K Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. The race we’ve participated in the last two years is in the town of Oyster Bay and this year they didn’t host it. My mom found a new 5K for us to run in Glen Head, Long Island. The race is called the North Shore Turkey Trot and we didn’t know what to expect.

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North Shore Turkey Trot 5K

Here’s what went down.

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“Finishing that 5K was the hardest thing I have ever had to do. I ate more fettuccini alfredo and drank less water than I have in my entire life. People always talk about triumphs of the human spirit. Well, today, I had a triumph of the human body. That’s why everybody was applauding for me at the end, my guts and my heart. And while I eventually puked my guts out, I never puked my heart out. I’m very, very proud of that.”
– Michael Scott

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Now that I’m back in the running game, I’ve signed up for a few races to close out 2015. I asked Raechel (my physical therapist) if I could run a half marathon in December. She said no. It’s really nice to have someone smarter than me to make these decisions.

I’m going to keep slowly building a base and hopefully run a longer race some time early next year.

Based on that plan, I signed up for a bunch of shorter races to close out 2015. Wanna talk about it? Wanna run them with me?

Check ’em out:

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