Started the day off THE BEST way this morning - woke up bright and early and headed off to the Cottonwood Heights Thanksgiving Day 5K race. Nick and I ran it last year for the first time and had a blast, so this time we thought we'd ask, insist, con, bribe, encourage Jack and Sam to join us.
We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day - 55 degrees and overcast. MUCH preferred over the FRIGID 0 degrees (seriously, it was ZERO!), blinding sunlight and icy roads of last year's race!
They cap the race registration at 2000 people, but it fills up so fast that people run it that aren't registered, so all you see is a sea of bodies!
This was the first race the boys have run, and both have had head colds all week. AND, the course is tough - lots of uphill. They both did awesome though, just under a 12 minute pace. You should have seen Sam sprint across the finish line, he was on fire! Wish I would have had a picture of that! This one will have to do - the 4 of us together right after Nick and the boys crossed the finish line.
On the way home we were talking about running the Valentines Day race together and the boys agree - so excited and thankful that they loved the race! Hoping for many more to run together as a family!
Happy Thanksgiving to my US friends, have a fabulous day with your friends and family!