Skip to main content

Thanksgiving Day 5K!

The day before Thanksgiving, a lot of this was going on...

Helping mommy make Pumpkin Bread!!!
This makes my heart so incredibly happy!
I absolutely LOVE holiday baking and she had n absolute blast "stirring" the dough! 
She was whiny when I had to take it away to actually finish stirring and cook it! I turned the oven light on and she would occasionally run into the kitchen to "check" on it! It was so adorable! 

I also made 2 pumpkin pies and Apple Crumble! Yummy!
The 1st Pumpkin pie was actually a mistake though! I used Sweetened Condensed Milk instead of Evaporated milk! I quickly googles how it was going to turn out and people said it was basically going to taste like a pile of Sugar! I rushed out a bought more ingredients so I could make a real one the right way as well! I baked both pies. The verdict from me was the mess up tasted way too much like milk and not enough like pumpkin. I sent it home with my brother who liked it and he let others try it and they all liked it! HaHa! I guess I should mess up more often! :)

The real Pumpkin pie was oh so yummy as well!
My Apple Crumble Pie didn't set well and was a bit runny, but still tasted good! :)

Now onto the race recap! 

I got up early and snuck out of the house while Sophie and my hubby were still sleeping soundly! 

I wanted to be a bit festive and wore Sophie's turkey bow clipped on my MRTT Bondi Band!
I also wore my Orange MRTT shirt under my jacket! :)

I got there way to early because I was worried about parking! The race didn't start until 8, but they had a half marathon start at 7:30, so I knew it would be crowded around this area of the park! I ended up getting a GREAT parking spot and just sat in my car for a while until closer to time! 
I met up with my friend and her family close to 8 at the start!
We had said we wanted to stick together and finish this together. She is faster than me (especially since neither of us were pushing our children this time!) and she said she would help push me!
We started out slow and easy. That's the biggest mistake I make! I start out fast because I'm so excited and after the first mile, I'm exhausted and have to take a walk break. Well I said, slow and steady wins the race (HA) and we were off! After we ran the first mile and still felt great, we decided we could do this! We could run this whole thing WITHOUT stopping to walk! 

She continued to encourage and push me and we kept going! She, like myself, have never ran a 5K race without stopping to walk! I've done it during a regular run, but not a race! After every half mile, we congratulated each other for running this long with ou stopping! lol We had to keep each other entertained and motivated some how! :) 

When we were less than .25 miles from the end, I looked up and saw a hill! I was like, what the heck?! Right at the end? That's just torture! We both said we wanted to finish strong and run as fast as we could at the end, but I wasn't sure I could do it after that hill! 

We climbed the hill and she wanted to take off! I told her go ahead, but she wouldn't leave me! We were sooo close to the finish line! I then said ok lets go! We both took off running as fast as we could (after being so tired) and we both finished strong! I was so proud of us! We did it! We ran our first 5K together and without stopping for a walk break!!! 

I finished in 41:39 which is a new PR for me! My last race PR was 42:16 in June, so this isn't much, but I think it's a good start at getting better! :)

Me and my BRF (Best Running Friend) afterwards with our medals!!

And this is the awesome Turkey medal we received! It's huge and heavy! I LOVE it! I definitely feel like I earned this one!!! :)

After the race, I went home to start cooking the turkey!! We hosted Thanksgiving for 2 close friends and my brother! The turkey was done about 1ish and we had a lovely meal! :) Sophie's 1st Thanksgiving to actually eat Turkey! Last year she wasn't old enough! She loved the turkey, my friend Jackie's DELICIOUS stuffing, pumpkin bread, and of course pumpkin pie! :) She tried other stuff, but those were her favorites!

I enjoyed these...

Yes that is crushed up bacon sprinkled on top of deviled eggs!
OMG they were good! My brother made them and he even added some Saki to a few! I didn't try those, but the others that did said it was delicious! :)

After stuffing ou faces, the boys headed out to toss a football around!
Sophie wanted to join in of course! :)

Our friend Brad being handed the ball after Sophie brought it from her daddy to him! :)

Love this one! :)

It was such a fun day! 
I'm glad I had my brother and friends to help celebrate! :)

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!!! :)
Do you have any special traditions for Thanksgiving?
We are trying to start our own, but we don't have much yet!

Personal Saver Pepper Spray


Popular posts from this blog

Pro Compression Giveaway!!!

THANK YOU to everyone who has "liked" my Facebook Page and is now following along with me on my journey!!! And a big, special THANK YOU to everyone who shared my page to help me make it to the big 500!! :) WooHoo!  Now, as I have promised, I have a pair of Compression socks OR sleeves to giveaway from PRO Compression ! This is what PRO Compression has to say about how they work: "PRO Compression socks are designed specifically to deliver both maximum comfort and speedy recovery times. The science is complex, but benefits such as improved blood flow, stability and comfort are universally understood.  The moment you put these socks on your feet and incorporate them into your game, you will feel and understand the difference." I have 4 pairs of PRO Compression Marathon socks and I LOVE them! They have been wonderful for recovery after my last two halfs and after my long training runs! I didn't own any after my first h

Some of my Favorite Things!

I just wanted to share some of my favorite Running gear right now! :) I'll start with the one thing that everyone knows I already love... My BOB Revolution SE ! I've been using it for a a few weeks now and I'm still in Love! I'm not sure how I've lived without it these past 15 months! You can read my BOB "review" here ! :) My newest favorite thing are my hotpink Locklaces ! They are elastic shoelaces that  tighten by a "lock". They make it easy for me to just slip my shoe on and go! They are also wonderful because I have had issues with my shoelaces being too tight on the top of my foot and these fix that problem! No more pain! I wish I had known about these forever ago! I will have them on all of my future running shoes! I love their moto! Now onto something that I think every single person who is active outside should own. Pepper Spray. In this case the Personal Saver and the Wrist Saver . Th

Big News!

One of the reasons I haven't been blogging much is because we just bought our very first house!!! Isn't it beautiful! We don't move in until next week, but buying a house has taken a lot of time! I've been packing our apartment up a little at a time, but we still have A LOT to do! It's hard to move with a toddler, because you don't want to shake their world up too much. They need their usual toys and to be able to find their favorite shoes amongst the boxes. Taking it slow and moving a little at a time just seemed like the best option. We are going from a 2 bedroom apartment to a 4 bedroom home!  With a backyard! Down the street from a park! We are going to have so much space!  Being able to go outside in the back and down the street to the park is a huge deal for me!  Sophie and I LOVE being outside! I am so excited! I just can't even describe it! lol :) And that's not all of the big news! I