Running through the Holidays
Friday, November 16, 2012
I have a plan to keep me motivated during the holiday season—running! I am registered for three 5K races in the next month—the first being next week’s Turkey Trot 5K on Thanksgiving morning. It’s a family-oriented local race with about 3,000 runners and walkers. It’s big, but not big as compared to the other races in our area that can get to around 10,000 runners…yikes!
Following the Turkey Trot is the Jingle Bell 5K for Arthritis on December 1. I am doing this race because it is the day before my birthday, and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate my last day as a 47 year old than to run. I mean who can’t enjoy a run where everyone is wearing jingle bells on their shoelaces, and people are dressed as Santa!
And finally, on New Year’s Eve I will lace up my sneakers, and bundle up for the Saratoga First Night 5K race. It is the first night race for me, and I have no idea what to expect. It sounded like a fun way to start off my New Year’s Eve.
It's an ambitious schedule (for me), but they are all fun races that I think I will enjoy.
What are you doing to ensure your continued success during the holiday season? If you don’t already have a plan, please join me by mapping out a plan to keep doing what you love—walking, running, biking, Zumba—but just keep moving!