Last Saturday my sister, dad, and I ran a holiday-themed 5k, The Ugly Sweater Run. In years past we’ve done The Santa Hustle, but decided to switch things up this year.
My dad actually decided last minute to run with us (like 20-minutes before we had to leave, ha) but I was SO happy he did!
I knew for this race I just wanted to stay close to Emily and my dad the whole time and not run for time. My dad had surgery a couple weeks ago so I was so proud of him for doing this.
The course runs by White River State park and actually by my college campus. I’ve ran parts of the course during other races so it was nice to know where I was running.
Since the race isn’t time I’m not sure of our exact time but I believe it was around 35 minutes or so.
This was my last race of the year which puts me at a total of 8 for 2014. Last year I ran 11, but since two of my races this year were half marathons, I’m pleased with that number.
I can’t believe that Christmas is in FIVE days. Seriously, where has the year gone? I can’t believe 2015 will be here in less than two weeks.
Be on the lookout for my yearly recap! Here’s to enjoying the rest of 2014<3
Another month, another recap of monthly favorites!
lattes :: Chipotle :: salads :: Thanksgiving food :: chili :: Quest bars :: oatmeal
monumental half marathon :: turkey trots :: blogilates
concerts :: road trips :: getting into the Christmas spirit :: spending time with friends & family
Onto the last month of the year! Hard to believe it’s almost the New Year. Here’s to making the most out of what’s left of 2014<3
(I like naming my blog post after songs, okay).
One of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions is running a Turkey Trot with my family. The past few years we’d always done the “Drumstick Dash” in Broad Ripple, IN, but last year we tried a new race closer to home, and smaller in size. We ended up liking it more and decided to do it again this year.
This year everyone in my family did it (minus one brother-in-law who works nights) so it was extra special. My dad had surgery at the end of last week and still insisted on walking it. He never takes a break, I tell ya. My mom, Hilary, and dad all walked it and Emily, Jordan, and I ran.
The temperature was a little chilly (and actually started to snow once we finished!), but once we got started felt perfect.
The course goes around the YMCA (where it is held) and through a nearby neighborhood. The race went by fairly quickly and I was ready to be done when I saw the finish line, hah.
My time was 27:44:36 which was about 2 minutes faster than last year. I’ll take it.
The rest of our Thanksgiving was spent at Jordan’s (my brother-in-law) parents’ home for a big Thanksgiving meal with plenty of food. It was a wonderful day indeed :)