Turkey Trot 5K Race Recap

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving yesterday, I definitely did. My day involved some hanging around with my family, a stop at my favorite coffee spot, the Roasterie, catching up with my little brother and then dinner with my cousins and aunt and uncle.

The whole day started off with a bang at the Thanksgiving Day 5K Run & Family Stroll at the Sprint campus. For those of you not from KC (aka almost everyone…) Sprint has basically it’s own zip code south of the city and they hosted this 5K around the land that they have. We did the race last year and thought it would be a great way to start the day again this year.

My dad and I were ready to go!

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My Dad, two of my cousins and my uncle all participated. We were pretty excited upon arrival with a celebrity siting: KC WOLF! Haha

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As you all know I’ve been dealing with an IT band injury, so I figured I’d be dropping out early. However, I think the adrenaline got to me and I managed to run the whole thing! I wanted to pace my Dad to a PR so I chugged along in front of him to keep him going, and he kicked butt! There were tons of hills and it got pretty windy, but I loved the challenging course (haha compared to the Chicago lakefront).

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Our only complaints about the race was the organization at the start line. They had paces set up for people to line up by, but it seemed that most people there weren’t racers and didn’t understand. We lined up at 10 min/miles and it was not only so crowded, but there were TONS of walkers in front of us! Hopefully they’ll be more organized last year?

When I got home it was time to ice my IT band… it was not too happy with me.

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But definitely worth it! I just don’t think I’ll be running for a bit. My half marathon training is going so well…

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving, I’ll be back on Sunday with my Best Body Bootcamp update!

 

Did you do any kind of family exercise on Thanksgiving?

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Turkey Trot 5K

Good Morning everyone! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! I sure did!

My Thanksgiving morning started out with a 5K Turkey Trot in Overland Park, KS. We headed out for the race thinking it wouldn’t be a big deal, but when we were probably a mile away from where the race was being held, we already saw traffic backing up!

I guess I should have known by our race numbers, I signed us up almost 2 months ago and we were numbers 1063 and 1064…

Look at these crowds!

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Luckily, we were able to find my cousins, R.C. and Allie! Allie ran in the Susan G Komen 10K with me back in September and she’s my “running guru.” Haha, she’s run a few marathons so I always go to her for advice!

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We all started together, but Allie and R.C. headed off once we hit the start, finishing it together, and I ran the whole race with my dad.

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I’m so glad I decided to run with him, rather than race the 5K. Thanksgiving is all about being thankful, and I am so thankful for my dad! I had a great time running it with him and I was so proud of how fast he was moving! I don’t know what our final time was, but it was around 28:15, which is a PR for him!

For Thanksgiving dinner, I offered to bring some roasted brussels sprouts, so that I would have another dish that I could eat. I found a recipe on Food and Wine’s website for Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta. I didn’t have shallots, so I ended up using vivaldi onions instead.

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So what did I learn making this simple dish? I am a baker. Not a cook. I’ve always had a natural ability to bake, but cooking has typically been overwhelming for me and I never know what to do. Haha, everyone said it was good, but I was certainly worried. I definitely don’t think they were the best brussels sprouts ever… but I tried.

Also, please note this fantastic dish that my mother found. It’s from her wedding… in 1983.

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You couldn’t tell though, right?

What was great about dinner though was my cousin, Allie, made me a small dish of millet stuffing! It was really sweet of her, especially since stuffing is my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner (other than pie…). It wasn’t exactly the same, but I got the flavors and really appreciated it! I also was sent home with the rest in a zip lock baggie!

Dinner turned out a lot better than I expected, I barely noticed what I couldn’t eat and had a great time enjoying the company. It wasn’t even that bad sitting and talking while everyone else had their pie (they made three pies! Pecan, apple and pumpkin). I do wish, however, that I’d thought to have a dessert for myself at home afterwards! I got home and wanted nothing more than something super sweet!

 

What was your favorite dish from your Thanksgiving meal?

Did you do anything active on Thanksgiving?