|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!