Running with my Family

I am beyond ecstatic. My whole family, mom,dad, and brother, signed up for a Turkey Trot with me. We are running the 2011 Walnut Creek Turkey Trot!

I come from a pretty active family, but we have never done a race together. The rest of them do a lot of biking and other activities, not really runners. My dad and I did one triathlon together 4 years ago. I have done a few fun rides with my parents. When my dad ran a marathon I never even considered that I would be able to do something like that. I thought his running years were behind him.

My dad has just started running again. We did a nice 3 miler together on Sunday. I am trying to convince him to run the Wisconsin Half Marathon with me and Sara in May. I know he can build up to a half by then. I am also fairly certain that he will end up kicking our asses.

The best family vacations for us over the last I don’t even know how many years are ski vacations in Colorado. We all love to be outside. We like to be active. Then we like to sit around and drink hot chocolate with Rumplemintz or beer from the Dam Brewery. If we are in Colorado in the summer it is hiking and mountain biking (for the rest of them. I don’t want to kill myself biking down a mountain).

I am grateful that I come from an active and supportive family. I am grateful that they don’t think I am crazy for wanting to run a race Thanksgiving morning. And even more grateful that they are doing it with me.

Plus I haven’t run a 5k since last January when it was 10 degrees out. I bet I run in better conditions on Thursday.

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