It’s sad but true…the four day holiday weekend is over. I am mourning the loss of family time, shopping and too much food, but I can happily say that it was a great holiday…even with the frickin’-freezing Turkey Trot Thursday morning.
This, my friends, is no lie:
10-ohnmygodIcantfeelmylips-degrees. I thought I was prepared with tights and my long sleeve dri-fit tee. But when I put on my tights, I realized that I needed a new pair (they weren’t “holding” me in enough and all that booty bounce would be too much of a show), so I opted for my Lululemon Wunder Under capris and vowed to purchase new running tights (more on that later).
My beloved Sparks Turkey Trot had a new course this year and boy was it booooring. Literally two out and backs on a not-so-scenic route. Meh. But it was still great to see old and new friends and get out there in the fresh, albeit cold, air. Want to know the best part? Wait for it…these super sweet WHITE sweatshirts. Ha…I’ll give them credit for trying.
Look who I got to run the Turkey Trot with me? When he found out it was a 10k, not a 5k, he wasn’t a happy camper.
The good news? I was pretty happy with my time as it’s my 10k PR: 41:01 / 6:36 avg. mile. This meant 3rd/157 in my age group (21-30) and 7th female overall.
The rest of the Thanksgiving holiday was simply perfect: dinner with my family, dinner with Chicken Face’s family, I bought my wedding dress (squeaaaal!), Thai food date night with my mom and Black Friday shopping madness. Black Friday was also the perfect opportunity to finally get new running tights: whala! New Nike tights that have great ventilation behind the knees as well as zippers on the calves, and a new Nike long-sleeved turtleneck. I was apprehensive about the whole “turtleneck” thing, but after my chilly run, it was a perfect! I would definitely recommend it as its tight enough to keep you warm, yet loose enough to not make you feel about like its suffocating you.
Perfect new gear for a perfect, snowy run with my parent’s pup, Chloe.
I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving and was able to get out and run a bit.