“Gmar Chatima Tova” Good final sealing.
With the Covid Pandemic still happening ,our temple offered in person services or Facebook live services for Yom Kippur.
I spent my holiday at home, listening to the service on Facebook live. Nothing beats a comfortable couch.
The week prior to Yom Kippur was very nice. I saw my family and my husband’s family both in one week. I enjoyed catching up with everyone. Lots of good eating. Many sweet, sugary foods to usher in a sweet new year. I definitely indulged my sweet tooth. I am glad I had a long run scheduled few days later to burn off all that sugar.
Other than visiting family, it was a quiet week for me. I had plenty time to run. My training schedule last week called for 3 miles, another 3 miles. 4 miles and a 13-mile run.
I am following the Jeff Galloway Dopey Training Schedule.
I chose to run my 13-miles in honor of the memory of the 13 soldiers who lost their lives. To make the run more meaningful, few runners from The Run Dopey Training Group and I decided to dedicate each mile to the fallen soldiers.
This run felt hard because of the heat. It was about 77 degrees during my run. But I kept on pushing, and visualizing a volunteer putting medals around my neck as I crossed the Disney Marathon finish line. Just keep moving. I am glad the cooler weather is on its way . The last 3 miles was done on a treadmill to escape the heat. 13 miles ….checked off.
That night, I made a Dessert Rice Crispy Treat Turkey to humor my family. I was making it for the Yom Kippur Fast Break. It took some time but it was worth it. My family loved the dessert. Plus, Turkeys are always served as a celebratory meal.
Earlier this week, I got a surprise in the mail from Run Disney. Four Disney 5k Medals!
This summer, I participated in the Run Disney Lion King Virtual Summer Series 5k runs to keep me motivated to run throughout the summer. Each 5k earns you one of a kind Disney medals. I love the medals. What a perfect close for my summer racing season. As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I am heading to Disney World in January for the Dopey Challenge. (5k 10k 13.1 and 26.2)
Hope everyone has a meaningful blessed year.