Thanksgiving in August

Thanksgiving, summer vacation, humor, Modern PhilosopherSince anything can happen on vacation, Modern Philosophers, I decided to make today Thanksgiving.

No, I didn’t dress up as a Pilgrim and watch football all day like I normally do on National Turkey Day, but I did make the traditional meal with most of the trimmings.

Because sometimes, you just have a wild craving for turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and tons of gravy, and it simply cannot be put off until November.

So I made a delicious dinner, and now I have a fridge filled with leftovers to enjoy over my vacation.

Thanksgiving in August rocks, especially because there’s no need to shovel out from under a blizzard in order to enjoy it.  Plus, if you have it all by yourself, you don’t have to worry about the usual family fights and conflict.

I really don’t understand why I don’t make turkey and stuffing more often, but I guess the only times I really had it growing up were on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Look at me coloring outside the lines and being a holiday rebel!

Of course, the first full day of my vacation wasn’t all about cooking the turkey and whipping up a big batch of stuffing.

I slept in…and that felt so good.

For some reason, though, my Fitbit says I didn’t fall asleep until like 2:45, which is ludicrous because I was out like a light around 10:30.

Now I’m curious to know what I did in those lost hours.  Knowing me, I slept ran and collected thousands of steps without even realizing it.

Despite what my Fitbit says (and can we really trust The Machines???), I woke up well rested and ready to enjoy a relaxing day.

Thanksgiving, running, fitness, summer vacation, humor, Modern PhilosopherWhich I did right after I went for a 6.3 mile run.  Come on!  Did you really think I was going to give up running just because I’m on vacation?  Don’t be foolish.

One of my coworkers decided to throw down the gauntlet and challenge me to a step off on our company Wellness Program over the weekend.  Maybe she knew I was on vacation and thought I’d take it easy.

Silly rabbit.

I did the exact opposite.  You know, since it’s vacation and anything can happen.

I went for my long run and have been popping out for walks all day.  At the moment, I have over 26,000 steps and I’m sure I’m not done for the day.  I’m not one to back down from a challenge, and I’m feeling loose and limber.

After my run, I made a huge, delicious breakfast.  Then I settled in on the couch to watch my beloved Yankees.

What a relaxing way to prepare myself for August Thanksgiving Dinner!

I’m probably just going to catch up on DVR shows this evening, while I enjoy some of that diet ice cream I like so much.

Oh yeah, I actually went for a quick drive today.  I noticed I was overcharged for something on my grocery bill, so I took the RAV4 for a quick spin to rectify the situation.

In the past, I would’ve walked the three-quarters of a mile to the store because I didn’t want to risk Zombie Car’s breaking down on me.

Even though I’m all about collecting steps, I thought this would be a good time for me to prove that I’m getting more comfortable behind the wheel.  I zipped up and back in a matter of minutes, and I made $8 out of the deal.

Something else to be thankful for on August Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving, running, fitness, summer vacation, humor, Modern PhilosopherI did my weekly weigh in this morning, and the scale told me that I have now lost 52 lbs since April 1!

A few years ago, when Rachel dragged me to the gym all the time, I lost 50 lbs.  I’ve now topped that mark, and managed to do it without the help of a girlfriend who looked like a super model.

So it’s like it counts for double the weight loss!

I snapped this photo this morning because I never used to be able to fit into this cool shirt.  Now it’s a great fit because I’m skinnier.

Yes, sometimes it’s okay to turn to the Dark Side for motivation.  Thank you, Lord Vader, for your assistance and inspiration.

Add that to the list of things I’m thankful for on August Thanksgiving.

I’m enjoying my vacation.  Hope you’re all having a great weekend.  Happy Thanksgiving!

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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9 Responses to Thanksgiving in August

  1. SD Gates says:

    Great job on the weight loss!!! and you look really cool in that cool shirt!!! I too am on a weight-loss journey, down about 50 pounds as well. The curious thing for me, and I don’t know if this happened in your case, but nobody really noticed I had lost weight until I was about 45 pounds down. So, two reasons come to mind as to why, first, I was such a fat ass, that forty pounds was just a drop in the bucket, or two nobody really gives a crap, or maybe it is a combination of the two.
    PS. Do you think they are going to do away with Thanksgiving as a holiday (might make some people uncomfortable, given what really happened surrounding the events of the first Thanksgiving – I mean we are pulling down statues, kicking sportscasters off because of their names, will holidays be next?)

    • Austin says:

      Congrats on the big weight loss!

      They can’t cancel Thanksgiving. If they did, people wouldn’t know when Black Friday was. 🙂

      • SD Gates says:

        Oh, good point. I haven’t even considered that. But Black Friday is going to die anyway, because Amazon will take over. We will all just line up at our computers after our Thanksgiving meal, and wait for the sales to hit!!! But that will kind of have a downside, because then we won’t be blessed with videos of all out brawls at Walmart – when people start fighting for TVs on sale.

      • Austin says:

        Black Friday will die because Trump and his racist followers will have a problem with the name…

      • SD Gates says:

        Maybe they could call it Somber Friday – hopefully that would offend.

  2. I’m so glad the six miler is working out for you. You look great, and you sound so happy.

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