For my second annual Turkey Trot, we not only hit not one, but TWO hills on the route. As I was rounding a corner and saw that last hill (I didn’t look at the route map, lol!), I groaned (let’s be real here) and ran faster.
I knew that if I didn’t give it a go, I would have a hard time getting up the hill at all. My overall goal was to run without stopping. Once I got to the one mile mark on my Nike Running app, I was so happy! I had ran an entire mile without stopping! So I decided to keep pushing to see how far I could go.
And if I’m being honest, I cried as I ran towards the finish line. I was focusing on my reason for running. I cried because I ran for my daddy and friends I’ve lost cancer to: Joshua Franks and Thomas Smith.
Throughout the race, my mind kept telling me to stop or to walk the race. But I just kept asking God to keep the pain away and to give me physical and mental strength to get to the finish line.
The results of my second Turkey Trot race?
At last year’s Turkey Trot in Keller, TX, I finished around 43:00. This year? I’m proud of myself for hitting 37:53!!! Hey, I’ll take any minutes I can shave off!
However, what I’m MOST proud of is that for the first-time ever, I ran an entire 5K race WITHOUT stopping! So I’ll be celebrating with good food later, haha!
And on that note, I want to thank Geoff Reese for putting together and organizing the Double Oak Turkey Trot and coat drive! I had so much fun!
Now, onto the super fun stuff: Black Friday sales and discounts!
If you’re a Black Friday shopper, but don’t want to get out in the crowds, keep reading! Today’s post is chock FULL of 2018 Black Friday sales and discount codes!
Don’t get me wrong. I love a good deal/sale. I love a Black Friday deal/sale even more…from the comfort of my own home though, haha! For me, it’s not worth the long lines and traffic when I can get deals online wearing my cozy pajamas and drinking a cup of coffee or tea.
Personally, I think retailers are starting to get that people love to shop from a distance so they’re offering more for the online side as each year goes by.
That said, here are the 2018 Black Friday Sales and discount codes along with some Cyber week deals:
Harvey Nichols: Celebrate Black Friday weekend and enjoy up to 25% off
Intermix: Receive $50 off every $250 you spend. Ends 11/25 at 11:59 p.m.
LUISAVIAROMA: Extra 20% off sale with code: BF20. Ends 11/27
Moda Operandi: Up to 50% off top men and women Fall/Winter Designer Sale Collections
MONNIER Frères: Exclusive early access to the Black Friday 25% off promotion with code: RSTYLEBF
Mytheresa: Get 30% off with code BLACK30. Ends 11/25.
Net-a-Porter: Select styles up to 50% off. Valid beginning 11/19. // Additional 15% off our favorite sale items with code: CYBER15. Valid 11/26 only.
The Outnet: Save even more online with code: BLACKFRIDAY. Extra discount on all clearance items. Valid through: 11/23 – 11/25.
Anthropologie: 30% off everything; 24/5 FREE SHIPPING $150 for AnthroPerks
Club Monaco: 25% off $150+, 30% off $250+ or 35% off $400+ using code: CMBLACKFRIDAY18 + FREE SHIPPING on orders of $150 or more with code FREESHIP
J. Crew: Get 50% off your entire purchase with code: TGIF. In-stores and online. Ends 11/24.
Karen Millen: 30% off everything online and in-store; discount applied at checkout
Madewell: 25% off your purchase using code: DEALWITHIT in-stores and online. Valid through 11/25.
Reiss: 15% off full price items online and in-store. Ends 11/26.
Revolve: Up to 50% off new markdowns. Take an extra 20% off sale items. Valid 11/25-11/27.
Shopbop: 15% Off Orders of $200+, 20% Off Orders of $500+, 25% Off Orders of $800+ with code: MORE18. Valid through 11/25 at 11:59pm PT. Offer only applies to products with “MORE18” included on their product information.
Victoria’s Secret: FREE SHIPPING on $50 with code: SHIP50 and $50 Off $250 with code: SAVE50VS. Valid 11/21 -11/23 11:59pm PT.
Amazon: New deals go live daily until November 25th!
Barney’s Warehouse: Spend $299, take 30% off; spend $300-$499, take 40% off, spend $500+, take 50% off. Take extra 20% off clearance. Valid through 11/25.
Barneys: Designer Sale: take up to 40% off – valid 11/22-12/1. Extra 20% off all sale items – valid 11/22-11/24.
Bergdorf Goodman: Save up to 50% off Women’s and Men’s Designer Sale. Starts: 11/19. Enjoy 25% off select sale styles. Valid 11/23-11/26.
Neiman Marcus: Receive $50 off your $200+ regular priced purchase with code THANKFUL. Valid 11/21-11/24.
Nordstrom: Receive up to 60% off. Valid 11/22-11/26.
Saks Fifth Avenue: Up to 60% OFF* vast selections – valid 11/21-11/23. Get up to $200 OFF* your purchase, use code: SAVENOW – valid 11/21. Earn a $75* Gift Card with your $150 purchase, use code: THANKFUL – valid 11/21-11/23. Get $50 OFF* for every $200 you spend. Up to $500 in Savings, use code: MONDAY18 (online only) – valid 11/26. 10% OFF* Sitewide, use code: CYBERTUE – valid 11/27 (online only).
Saks Off Fifth: Extra 50% off. Valid 11/21. Clearance now up to 90% off with code: AMAZING. One day only warehouse sale. Valid 11/24. Cyber preview up to 80% off. Valid 11/25.
SHOES & ACCESSORIES
Ana Luisa (simple and dainty jewelry): 20% all orders with code: BF20; 30% all orders over $150 with code: VIP30
The Daily Edited (love their personalized cosmetic pouches): 20% Everything with code: BLACKFRIDAY20 // 20% everything with code: CYBERMONDAY20
Kendra Scott: 20% off all purchases, 25% off $100+ 30% off $200+. Ends 11/26.
Lineij (beautiful bags by my friend, Kipenzi!): All customers in the continental United States enjoy complementary shipping until December 18th online
Monica Vinader (the best minimalist jewelry): 30% off site-wide
Stuart Weitzman: 40-50% off select styles. Valid beginning 11/22.
Tamera Mellon: Get $100 off your order with code: YW100
Truffle (love their travel cases!): 25% off with code: CHEER25
BeautyBio: 30% off sitewide with code: GLO30
Bluemercury: Get 12 free deluxe beauty samples with a purchase of $100 or more (no code needed); valid through 11/24
Bobbi Brown: 25% off everything + free shipping on any order, plus a free full size Black Friday gift with any $75 order, use code BFGIFT
Charlotte Tilbury: Up to 40% off all week
Elemis: 25% off all full size products. Ends 11/26.
Farmacy Beauty: 20% off site wide or 30% off purchases $120+ with code: CYBER; Valid 11/23
Fresh Beauty: GWP deluxe sample options with a $75 purchase receive 4 deluxe samples or $125 and receive 6 deluxe samples; valid through 11/24
Giorgio Armani Beauty: 20% off with code ARMANI20 + FREE SHIPPING on all orders. Receive a full sized lipstick when you spend $150. Receive a Si + Lip Maestro 501 when you spend $200.
Laneige: 30% off best sellers + FREE SHIPPING on orders $35+, from 12PM through 6PM EST on 11/23
LeVERT Beauty: (if you’re into clean beauty, this company is where you should shop): 15% off under $149 purchase with code: SALE – a portion of sales will be donated to CA Wildfire Relief Efforts; 25% off $150+ purchase with code: BLACKFRIDAY; 1FREE U.S. SHIPPING ON ORDERS $45+, GLOBAL SHIPPING; Holiday sale excludes Vintners Daughter & Kypris
NARS: 20% off sitewide with code: TAKE20, valid through 11/27
Sephora: Up to 50% selected items.
Space NK: Buy one item and get one half price. Exclusions apply.
Summer Fridays: Get 20% off with code FRIYAY. Valid from 11/22- 11/25.
T3 Micro: 25% off with code FRIDAY18. Valid through 11/25.
ULTA: Black Friday beauty busters + FREE SHIPPING with purchase of $35+ Get $3.50 off your $15 purchase. Ends 11/24.
Alo Yoga: Shop Black Friday & give back—a portion of proceeds from the sale supports our goal of bringing yoga to 2 million schoolkids! Up to 70% Off Sale, 30% Off Full Price & FREE GLOBAL SHIPPING
APL: Receive a free men’s or women’s tee ($45 value) and a $20 coupon code (US only) with every online purchase to use with your next online purchase! Limit one (1) coupon code per order. May not be used with any other coupon code. Some exclusions apply.
Carbon 38: Get 30% off with code: INDULGE30; includes all sale and select items.
Gym Shark: 70% off everything
Nike: Take an extra 25% off sale styles with code THANKS. Valid through 11/25.
CB2: 15% OFF full-price items with code: SAVE15. FREE SHIPPING on orders over $29, excludes furniture + oversized items. Valid through 11/26.
Container Store: 25% off any single item (in-store and online). PoP members only (free to sign up!)
Crate & Barrel: 20% off, prices as marked.
Horchow: Up to 40% off site wide with code: HOLIDAY
One Kings Lane: 20% off sitewide, plus extra 10% off with code: OKLCYBER18
Serena & Lily: Shop everything 20% off with code: GATHER. Ends 11/25.
West Elm: Spend $100+, take 15% off; spend $500+, take 20% off; spend $1000+, take 25% off, spend $3000+, take 30% off. with code: SAVEMORE + FREE SHIPPING (excludes rugs and furniture)
Williams–Sonoma: 20% off your order + FREE FAST SHIPPING with code: THANKS
Clare – 10% off on all paint and supplies from Black Friday through Cyber Monday with code: THANKS10. Ends 11/26.
Z Gallerie: 25% off everything with code: BF25 + FREE SHIPPING on orders $99+ (excludes furniture and leaner mirrors)
Diptyque (BEST candles ever!): Enter code CHEER at checkout to receive an exclusive gift (5g mini Figuier candle, a mini Philosykos soap and a set of decorative ornaments) with purchase $100 or more. Available until November 27th or while supplies last.
Simple Human: Save up to 25% + FREE SHIPPING on top-ten best sellers.
Sur La Table (I get all of my food ornaments here): Up to 75% off; FREE SHIPPING on all orders with code: TURKEY18.
And that’s it! Keep checking back because I’ll make updates through Monday! A huge virtual hug and thank you in advance if you choose to shop through my links! Even if you don’t use my links and just read my blog, I appreciate your support!
Please note that all brands and companies I share in this post are places I’ve shopped at or will shop at in the future because I love them so much!
Happy Thanksgiving! Wishing you and yours a wonderful day full of memories, joy, laughter, good eats and remembering your loved ones who have gone on.