A week ago Justin and I made our way up to Seattle for Thanksgiving with the family, and so I could run the Seattle Marathon. We were also able to celebrate my mother-in-law’s birthday, which happened to fall on Thanksgiving.
On Thanksgiving morning, Justin and I got up early and drove into Seattle so I could preview the part of the marathon course that I was most worried about → the “heartbreak” hills between mile 20.5 and 24. Running them on fresh legs didn’t seem all “that” bad; but my opinion would soon change during the marathon.
After our morning run, we cleaned up and headed up to Camano Island for Thanksgiving dinner at the Sugar Shack, a little cabin on the beach about an hour north of Seattle. The weather was perfect and views spectacular.
The day was filled with lots of football, games, and reading. I started a new book called Divergent that was IMPOSSIBLE to put down. Justin, Mary, and I played a few games of Sequence, and I sipped on a yummy mimosa throughout the afternoon. The downtime was much needed and felt incredible.
Right before we sat down for dinner we were all taken aback by the colors that were filling the sky and bouncing off the water. It was one of the most colorful and bright sunsets I have ever seen, and the calm waters enhanced the experience. It set the mood for giving thanks and enjoying a lovely dinner with family (which was DELISH).