Thanksgiving is a day where we all come together to share a meal, and I’d argue that the best part of the Thanksgiving feast is the leftover food. Sure, it is great to spend time with friends and family. It’s nice to hear people talk about what they’re grateful for rather than complaining about this, that, and the other.  Leftovers though, they are what keep the gratitude present for the next few days. Maybe you wake up the next morning and have some of Aunt Sue’s pecan pie for breakfast, or you make a sandwich assembled with ingredients from a variety of dishes. You pour some of cousin Joey’s spiked eggnog to battle a holiday hangover. Then, without heating them up, you eat a few spoonfuls of those candied yams that your neighbor’s 7 year old made because it’s the closest thing to ice cream you could find. 

Each bite brings an immediate sense memory to your brain, and you relive the joy from the holiday feast. You remember someone’s funny joke, the sassy side eye that your uncle got from one of his “comments”, you remember the smiles, the positive energy, the love and togetherness. That immediate sense of nostalgia, for me, is unmatched. 

NP mornings have leftovers too. We wake up before the city, and we come together as a family. We gather and bounce, run around for 30-40 minutes and leave full of positive energy. We carry that energy into our day. We head off to coffee club, work, or home, and we’ve got a little extra pep in our step. 

Later in the day, the photos from the workout get put up, and BOOM we’re transported back to the magical place we started our morning. Hopefully you get the same joy out of going through the photos and seeing a sea of smiling faces, pure grit and determination on someone’s face that is crushing a hill, or people sharing high-fives and hugs. 

Pro Tip: If you’re feeling a funk or a dark cloud overhead, go back and check out some older photo albums. Push any negative thoughts away by enjoying some NP leftovers.  

Other Ingredients

BUFFFFFS – Those neck warmer/head things that you see people wearing?  Yep, it’s time to put in an order.  Please fill your name out HERE and how many you would like to order.  They are $5 and you can Venmo me (@kaitlin-fuelling) or give me cash at the workout.  We don’t know the design and we don’t know when they are arriving.  SUBMIT BY 11/26!!!

SOCIAL MEDIA (more importantly Instagram)

LAX Social Page – Check out the LAX Social Facebook Page herewhere people share free events, make announcements, and give shout outs to other tribe members outside of the workouts.

Fun Fact: Until 2013, Methuselah, an ancient bristlecone pine was the oldest known non-clonal organism on Earth. While Methuselah still stands as of 2016 at the ripe old age of 4,848 in the White Mountains of California, in Inyo National Forest, another bristlecone pine in the area was discovered to be over 5,000 years old. Methuselah and its unnamed senior pine’s exact locations are kept a close secret in order to protect them. 

Do good, LA!

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