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Monday, November 26, 2012

Turkey Trot 2012

I just love our neighborhood, and here is another reason why.  Every year the same family hosts an annual Turkey Trot on the morning of Thanksgiving.  This was our first year attending and it was a ton of fun.  We walked up to the house that was hosting the event and they had everything set up.  A table with donuts for the kids, and champagne and bloody Marys for the adults (which of course, Jake and Mike couldn't say no to).  Music is playing and Brad the host, is on the mic warming up the crowd.   

Skylar was very excited to go!  We told her that her bestie CJ was going to be there and she has been all about running lately.  The night before she raced round the house probably 30 times warming up for the race.  

They had three different races on the schedule.  A 50 yard dash for the 1-5 year olds, a race for 5 and up and than the 5K for the adults.  Skylar was so excited to line up and start her 50 yard dash.  When the race started Skylar would start running about 5 feet and than would  stop running straight and go to the sidelines.  It was so funny to watch.  We kept shouting at her to go straight.   She had the biggest smile on her face during the run and I couldn't stop laughing.  At the end of the race, Skylar had a donut for all her hard work and a medal to show off her big win.


Next up was the 5K run/walk.  Sadly, it has been a long time since I have ran a 5K, so I was a bit nervous and had a right to be.  I ran the first lap pushing the kids in the stroller, while Jake ran with his bloody mary in hand.  After that I began to struggle and made Jake put his drink down and take over the stroller pushing.  We still finished at around 29 minutes and we got first place in our category as the first team to cross the finish line pushing a stroller.  We definitely will make it a tradition to participate in the Annual Bressi Ranch Turkey Trot and I promise to be in better shape for next years race.

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