Make no mistake, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Get to eat a lot, eat some more, take a nap, eat some more, watch football, take a nap, eat some more, and then go out and drink with some old friends. I mean, if I could draw up a better day, I'm not entirely sure what I would add, save for maybe taking Paul Stanley's place during a KISS show because he wasn't feeling too well. So imagine my disdain when this Thanksgiving, I get very sick and unable to eat myself into multiple food comas. I NEVER get sick. Never. Never get the flu. Never have to miss a day to stay in bed. You name it. Not my game. So of course, this T-Day, after kicking it with the entire family, I was laid up in bed for the next two days. I won't get into the details, but let's just say that it was not pretty.
I'm pissed about it. I hate that I basically wasted 2+ days doing absolutely nothing. I hate that I missed out on pie, turkey, stuffing, and all the rest of the goods. I'm also pissed that I missed out on two running days. I'm not much for shopping, especially with the crowds that would be out and about in Wichita on Black Friday and the Saturday right after it, so I had ideas of going and hitting the track at the YMCA in Wichita on those two days, like I did a couple of weeks ago. That way, I would get my miles in, burn off some of the food, and still be able to go out for beers with the guys all weekend. Oh well. I'm not entirely sure where I picked up whatever stomach bug I got. We did go to KC last Monday and Tuesday night for K-State basketball games, and there were lots of people out in the bars and at the games, so I guess you never know, but I don't recall anyone being very sick or anything like that. I guess that's just the way things go.
I was able to hit the gym last night and get in some biking, so at least I didn't burn the entire weekend. I'm heading out right now to put in 4 miles and lift some weights. I guess we'll see if I'm up to it, but I figure with the week starting out, now is as good a time as any to get back in there. On the bright side, if there was one positive to take from the weekend, it is that I don't have any weight to lose, being as I did not eat anything. Woo hoo. Now, less than 2 months from now, training for races picks back up. I really should be taking advantage of the sunny days outside right now, but I've been more into lifting weights a little more, and that will pretty much be my focus over the winter. So, I'll make sure to fill you in as to how today goes. Thanks for reading. Oh, and if you sign up on the right hand side, blog posts will be emailed to you. Oh, and I recently reactivated my Skype account, so if you are bored and want to talk about running or weight loss, I'm on there at kyle.seiwert. Until next time...later.