Running Forward

Running and Eating

on November 22, 2012

I mixed up my usual Thanksgiving tradition this year by running the Thanksgiving Half Marathon with my friend, Jack. We’ve been friends forever (literally), so it was a blast to run with him. Luckily, we got there with enough time to calmly get into place and the weather could not have been better. The course was beautiful; we ran through Piedmont Park, Atlantic Station, and so many other cool places. It was neat to see Atlanta so early in the morning since everything was so calm and peaceful. We finished just over two hours and were thankful for making it all the way to the finish line.

Before photo:

Now the after photo:




We did our usual thing for dinner, and joined some close family friends for their meal. I worked on a few different dishes throughout the week, so here they are:

Sweet Potatoes with Miso Sauce (I didn’t want to buy an entire jar of tahini, so I used PB2 instead):

Pumpkin Cornbread (Instead of 1/4 cup of olive oil, I just used a drizzle of vegetable oil):

Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats:

Crispy Orange White Chocolate Bark:

Ginger Chocolate Truffles (I just used semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of carob chips):


Pumpkin Biscotti (I used white chocolate pieces and toasted pecans instead of pepitas):

I think just about everything was a big success this year. I was a bit worried about the miso sauce because it’s quite different, but now I can’t get enough of it. Thank goodness for leftovers because I’ll have more delicious food tomorrow too!



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