Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Turkey Trot

This morning we all got up early to attend our first Turkey Trot. I have never heard of them until this year when a friend of mine sent me the flyer. The kids get to run 1 mile and the adults run 2.8 miles. I usually run a little over 3 miles 4-5 times a week, but it's always on a sidewalk. This route was beautiful but took us up some really steep hills and rough trails that I was huffin' and puffin' by the time it was over.
This was before the race with our official numbers.
Tobie was all psyched to do this the night before, but when we got there he started to get a little nervous and almost changed his mind. But when Theo offered to go with him he was back in the race. He did really well to! Theo said that he only stopped a few times and only for about 30 seconds, but he made really good time.

This is one of the views we saw this morning. The hills were covered in fog and everything is green here this time of year. I love the green vegetation, so this season here has to be my favorite.
Here's Tobie with his sweatshirt sleeves dangling while he was running.

Here I am coming in with my friend, Janeen. She was pushing me this last stretch cause I kept saying "I'm going to throw up." She was a great running/walking up hill companion!
This sure was a fun morning. Too bad I just found out about it this year because we transfer next year. Hopefully the next place we move will have something like this because this sure was a great family activity, and I don't feel too guilty for pigging out!
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Chelle said...

Hey, good job! You guys look good out there!

Andrea said...

Way to go! I need to try to get our family involved in more physical activities like this. Thanks for sharing the pictures. It looks like a beautiful place.

Lainie said...

You...are...awesome!!!!!! Way to go Kara! I didn't know you were up to 4-5 miles now??? You so totally rock, dude!! I, on the other hand, gained 3 pounds over the last week. Waytigo, Lainie!! ;0)

PS Miss Lucy is really just Lucy from Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe.

Sarah said...

You Rock!! Sorry, I just read that you did this. I can't believe you were able to run in a race after having a baby a few months ago. You are a ROCK STAR!!

Annie said...

Way to go babe! It warms my heart to see my friends running since it is a sport so near and dear to me.

thebohans said...

i am so pround of you guys! tell janeen hi for us.