Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for those in your life as well as the accomplishments you’ve concord within the year. This Thanksgiving I’m more than ever thankful for the amazing support system of my family, friends, and coworkers as well as the two amazing legs that have helped me accomplish so much in my running career this year!
This Thanksgiving I had the honor and privilege of running the SOME (So Others Might Eat) 5K Turkey Trot in Washington, DC. SOME is a community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless in our Nation’s Capital by providing food, clothing, and healthcare to those that are less fortunate. This year hundreds of local runners came out to show their support towards a case that helps fight back against hunger here in the Nation’s Capital be fundraising and collecting non perishable foods. To learn more or to make a donation please visit, www.some.org.
This year’s turkey trot was a bit on the chilly side with temperatures hovering around 40 degrees and cloudy. Since I was unfamiliar with the course, I was able to not focus on speed or an outcome but rather on having a good time and showing support towards a great cause and organization. The outcome was amazing, I was able to PR with a time of 17:28 finishing in 14th overall, 3rd in my age group, and with an overall pace of 5:33. I owe my continued accomplishments and PR’s to ENERGYBits, VIDA Fitness, Capital Area Runners, and the many individuals who have helped encourage me along my journey. Here’s to many more races!
iRun.Fit and I wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving from our running hearts to yours! Please take this time to be thankful for your accomplishments, individuals in your life, and for showing appreciation to those who have supported you throughout the year.