Last week, we ran the informal Turkey Trot 5K in our neighborhood on Thanksgiving morning. It’s not an official race, but it has become a fun neighborhood tradition over the past few years. Last year, I “ran” the race while 30-something weeks pregnant and it took me about 37 minutes. Not terrible considering that I had stopped consistently running around 20 weeks because of my posterior tibial tendonitis. This year, I ran pushing both kids in the stroller and with my husband by my side. Our time was 32:15, not a fast time for most, but fast for me, especially pushing the double. It was a fun race and I’m glad we have the chance to do it every year. I think the best part is this comparison between last year’s race and this year’s.
I think I was just a little bit bigger last year
I only did one body after baby post, but I did manage to shed the rest of the baby weight even though my body is not quite the same post-babies. I can live with that and they are both so worth it.
In other news, the Winter 100 Challenge kicked off this week! Go check it out and see the list of awesome sponsors. My first run of the challenge was on Sunday when I ran 14 miles. That is officially the longest distance I’ve run since the Rock ‘n Roll USA Marathon. I’m still undecided about the 50K I’ve been contemplating in February. For now, I’m just building up my mileage and loosely following a training plan as if I am going to run it. If nothing else, I’ll just build a good base for whatever other races I decide on for 2014.
To get in the holiday spirit, here’s my latest food art I made for Zain.
Ho ho ho!