The last few years Jim and I have actually decided to eat Thanksgiving dinner out. I know, for many that's crazy...no homemade stuffing, or pumpkin pie etc....but it is super relaxing. I have nothing to make, no grocery shopping to do. We just show up and eat; which means it totally frees of Thanksgiving morning. So, since we had time, we decided to do a local Thanksgiving Day 5k. We've done one before but it was no fun because it was just completely overcrowded and you really couldn't run it at all. After that experience we pretty much avoided the Turkey Day race. However, last year, a new race began in KC -The Ward Parkway Thanksgiving Day 5K. This run is only in it's second year, but it still draws a crowd - almost 2000 runners, but doesn't seem overly congested. I had read online that it was supposed to be a great race. Your entry fee got you either a nice long sleeve technical tee or a pumpkin pie. We both chose the shirt....no need for a whole pie between the two of us.
|There were tons of people in costume at the race.|
|Jim & I with Karli Ritter after the race|
|Approaching the finish line for a new 5K PR|
So here you have it...mine and Jim's awesome TV interview with Karli Ritter of Fox 4 KC. The video is just a few seconds long. And once Jim mentions the turkey hats our part is over. The quality is terrible because Jim just videoed it from the TV off of his phone, and there are people talking in the background, but it's still kind of cool huh?? Man I wish I had put on a little make-up or something that morning!
After our interview we headed home for our Thanksgiving Day dinner. We had a wonderful and memorable day. Who knew a 5K would end up being so fun. Running and triathlon have brought me so many happy memories, and I'm so lucky to have someone like Jim to share them with!
|Post race, cleaned up and ready for something to eat!|