SWITCH UP YOUR TRADITIONS!

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    Confession: A few Saturday’s ago, I participated in the most enjoyable 5k I’ve ever done. 

    I love 5k’s.  They aren’t too far {3.1 miles} and are the perfect length for enjoyment and exercise.  You don’t feel like you’re going to die {usually} and you can always see the end in sight.  They are doable.

    {PS: I didn’t always feel this way.  Almost 10 years ago, when I ran my first 5k race, I thought it was the longest distance ever and was the most proud of myself I’d been up to that point.  I still feel a rush & a thrill anytime I do a 5k because I realize it is a monumental thing-in my life & in many others.}

    The only difference now is that I am confident in my ability to finish them.

    The 5k I did was The Color Run.  I organized a Health Confessions team, had 16 people sign up with me, ordered shirts, and had a blast!  It was seriously the most fun I’ve had in a 5k race. Admittedly, when I woke up I wasn’t that psyched about it.  I was tired {it was early}, worried about my foot, and it was cold.  I hate running in the cold.  But, I sucked it up & got ready.  My cute mom ran the race with me and we rode together, along with our friend Carol.  We got there and I was more excited.  Something about a lot of people pulled together for a similar cause + great music blaring over the speakers, really gets me in the mood to go.  We never did get the whole team together, but I saw most of them at one point or another which was fun.  We had a blast!  I will most definitely do this race again next year and will bring the whole family to enjoy it.  Such a great way to start the morning.I’m encouraging you to find something to participate in this week or in the next month over the Holidays.  In almost every town there is some sort of Thanksgiving morning Turkey Trot {and I bet it’s not too late to get signed up} and there are all sorts of great {and very casual} races, flag football games, relays, etc. throughout December.  Get the whole group together & get up & out!  Instead of focusing on the food this season, focus on moving, friendships, family, and laughing while doing something out of your comfort zone.I know you won’t regret it.  Happy Thanksgiving Week!

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4 Responses to Switch up your Traditions!

  • Bryton wrote on November 20, 2012 at 1:49 // Reply

    I adore you! What a fun race! I need to do that one in the future! Thanks so much for sharing the motivation!

  • amber fischer wrote on November 21, 2012 at 9:05 // Reply

    You are just THE CUTEST. And I wanna do the Color Run with you someday!! (Although I can’t help but imagine that getting sprayed with that color might be similar to getting a spray tan in a booth… which always makes me feel like I’m going to hyperventilate… is it like that?? haha)

  • Meredith Adams wrote on November 21, 2012 at 11:12 // Reply

    Awesome post!! I want to do a 5k again soon!

  • Elizabeth Ann wrote on December 14, 2012 at 10:13 // Reply

    I’m your newest follower from Eat Yourself Skinny! :-) LOVING your blog! :-)

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