I assume we all survived Thanksgiving and Black Friday and Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday which brings us to: Where’d All My Money Go Tuesday and that really only leaves us with a full month of holiday mayhem and tomfoolery. Oh boy! Again, I’m not a huge fan of the holidays but there are a few events that I’m quite fond of that only happen this time of year.
One of my faves has already come and gone and that’s the annual Turkey Trot. I love the Turkey Trot. It brings out so many people and I love the 5K. It’s nice to run fast and pukey.
While I didn’t hit a PR last week, I did manage to come in 66th out of the top 125 ladies to receive my always favorite Turkey Trot mug. It’s nice and big for extra coffee. I ran a 22:38 if you must know and that makes me happy because, while it did feel hard, it shows my fitness isn’t too far off from finally breaking that ever elusive 22 minutes. And I’m not moving backwards, hallelujah!

In addition to the Turkey Trot the holiday season brings about a few other favorite things. I do love a funny holiday movie and can’t wait to watch Elf, Scrooged, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, and of course, A Christmas Story. I’m running a holiday themed run or two and I’m sure there will be some sort of costume action for at least one of these. It may not be Halloween but I’ll find a reason to dress in a costume dammit!
Speaking of holiday races, my half marathon on December 9th is shaping up to be a Ragnar training run. I am not really in half mary PR shape so I may just go out there and wing it. I’m excited to run this race since I haven’t done it before and a few of my faves will be out there with me. I’ve consistently been running my ten mile long runs on the weekends but I need to step it up a notch before me and eleven friends run from Miami to the Keys.

One more thing, I started taking Play Again yesterday. According to the website Play Again is a liquid that helps lubricate and replenish joint fluid lost during exercise and the natural aging process. The company was kind enough to send me some bottles to sample. Lots of pro athletes take it and I’m excited to see how well it works. Stay tuned for that review and feel free to ask me any questions. I’m paying close attention to it.

How was your long weekend? Shop til you drop? Run in a Turkey Trot?