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The day we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. After a year of hard work, it’s time to unwind for 24 hours (not counting leftovers), loosen the belt – literally and figuratively, and enjoy Thanksgiving. Unlike last year, I’m thankful that I can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner knowing that I won’t be running the Quad Dipsea two days later!

North Face 50k 2013

North Face 50k 2013


Taylor and I are grateful for all of our readers and the community we’ve built around Single-tracked Mind. When we started the blog in the summer of 2013, we were determined to both share our endurance exploits and create a “living journal” that captured what we do outside of work. The response has been overwhelming: we’ve gained hundreds of great followers, and we’ve come across some top-notch blogs that we read every week. Our site growth has been almost entirely organic – we didn’t want to rely on “cheap traffic” generated by oversharing on Facebook, and we’re grateful for the feedback you guys have provided us with.

Taylor and I are heading down to San Jose for Thanksgiving and we’re running the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot tomorrow morning. We both enjoyed massages this week as we prep for North Face 50k/50m next weekend, and we’re looking forward to participating in the largest turkey trot in the country: over 20,000 people finished last year. We’re hoping for some good news on Friday: we unfortunately did not get selected in the Berlin Marathon lottery – our target A-race for next year, but we should find out about whether our plan B for entry will pan out this week. Thanks again for reading and I hope you all enjoy the downtime with your families!