Thursday(Thanksgiving)-13.1 miles with Mckae
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Mine started off a little bit earlier than usual, but not too much.
Yesterday I ran the Thankful 13 half in Lehi. It’s literally 15 min from my house and a gorgeous course. I didn’t sign up for the race because I was undecided on running. I few months ago I had written my cousin Mckae a training plan for the race and encouraged her to run her first half. Well, she trained and signed up, so I wanted to make sure and be there for her. The registration was too pricy by that point so I didn’t register.
I managed to eat half of this Iced Oatmeal Clif bar and then we headed to the start.
It started at 8am, we got there about 7:40 waited in the nice warm car and then headed to the start line. It was cold out, but it warmed up quick and turned out to be a gorgeous day.
Mckae had trained great and was on track to finish in 2 hours. Unfortunately, at mile 3 she was having some really bad hip pain. I think she pulled something and we had to slow our pace down a lot. I could tell she was in a lot of pain, but she wouldn’t give up.
She stayed really positive and wouldn’t even let herself walk. She just kept chuggin along. We chatted, listened to music, and just enjoyed the scenery. Seriously, I can’t wait to sign up for next year, it’s such an awesome course. There were a few rolling hills but for the most part it’s flat on the Jordan River Trail.
I am so proud of Mckae. At the last .5 mile she sprinted to the finish and just squeaked in under 2:40. At one point she was in a lot of pain and we thought we were going to finish in 3 hours, so knocking 20 minutes off was huge! She rocked it, and she’s already talking about doing another to smash her time. I love running with new runners and seeing them get excited about new running goals!
The Thankful 13 race also had a 5k and kids dash. The food after was great and Thanksgiving themed(pumpkin pie, cocoa, etc) they even had food at the start(cocoa, bagels, protein bars). The race was very well organized, and if you sign up early(before November) it’s only $40.
We rushed home, got ready and headed to my sisters house for Thanksgiving. It was seriously the best thing to run a fun race and then be with family eating delicious food. My sister is an amazing cook!
And of course, I have to include a picture of baby M’s turkey tooshie!
Who ran or ran a race?
anyone dress up for a race?