It's a very slow process - two steps forward, one step back - but I'm inching in the right direction. - Rob Reiner

December 02, 2014

Two Things Tuesday

I know it is supposed to be Three Things Thursday….so I’m breaking the rules.  That’s me a rule breaker.

My niece Ashley & Me
1.       I did a Thanksgiving 5K with my niece and Jim on Thursday.  It was my first time to run a race with my niece so that was fun.  It’s been an annual tradition for Jim and I for the last 3 years…maybe 4.  I can’t remember!  It’s a pretty decent size race with 2500 runners and it’s a beautiful course though somewhat hilly for a 5K.  The first mile is great because it’s basically downhill, but then that means the second mile is basically uphill which gets tough. Just when you finally get a break you make the turnaround and go up another pretty steep hill, but then it’s all downhill to the finish which is awesome!  It’s always a lot of fun though and this year you got cute thermal shirts, a pie, and free race pictures! Score!!  My niece hadn’t been running at all for the last month, but she did great.  She ran the entire 5k with no problem and at a faster pace for her than normal.  It was fun to run with her.  Jim took home first in his Age Group and a sweet handmade medal!  All in all it was a great morning and a good way to burn off at least a few of those Thanksgiving dinner calories. 
 

2.       I’m doing the Runners World Run Streak – 36 Days of Awesome – Run at least 1 mile a day from Thanksgiving to New Year’s.  I am on day 6 and so far I have logged around 15 miles.  It’s a great way to keep motivated during the holidays and during the cold winter days!  I’ve already had a few runs with 15 degree temps…brrr…too cold for November…well now I guess it’s Dec!



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9 comments:

  1. Thanksgiving 5ks seem to be all the rage over there. I don't think I've read a blog in the last week that hasn't mentioned one or more of them. Sounds like an excellent way to start the day.

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    1. Yes, they definitely are. There were at least 2 maybe there to choose from here locally.

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  2. Well, you just read all about my weekend (and thank you for the compliment! :D), so nothing to report there other than I sm trying hard to ward off what feels like seasonal depression creeping in.

    I think its really cool that your niece ran with you. I bet you guys are really I sloring for her.

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    1. I have no idea what that last sentence is suppose to say lol :)

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  3. Nice race with your niece! I have two nieces that are both keen runners and I am proud to say they were inspired by me :) New from me...? I broke a toe last night... :(

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  4. Poor Jim, he always looks like someone is forcing him to take a picture! LOL! Fun that you got to run with your niece...those are the races you'll remember best :)

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  5. Your niece is gorgeous and you two look more like sisters!
    Nice work to all 3 of you on the 5k. A thermal shirt is a good idea this time of year.
    I can't believe you are doing the RW runstreak again!! Way to be consistent!

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