Showing posts from November, 2013

Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot

This year, I had the opportunity to run the Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot with my sisters (Ok, I signed them up and they agreed!) I'm sure they hated me at 5am on Thanksgiving morning, but we had a blast! There were so many great costumes! One family dressed up like Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. It took me a long time to figure out the mashed potatoes costume, which is odd because that is my favorite dish at Thanksgiving. Lots of dogs! Granted, we mostly walked, I think we burned more calories just trying to stay warm. I was a little bummed because the 5k didn't get the organic bananas that the 8 milers seemed to be getting, but we planned ahead and brought our own post-race treats. Just a light snack before the feast. Instead of green bean casserole, I made some kale and low-glycemic gluten-free desserts so my sister could partake. I'm thankful I was able to do this with my family!

Sunday Swim

I just realized I've been a swimming in the bay for 4 1/2 years!

Tiburon by the Bay Half Marathon

I had a great time this weekend at the Inaugural Tiburon by the Bay Half Marathon! I was looking for races to add to my Thirteen 13.1s in 2013 Challenge on DM and saw a Groupon for this so had to try it. I took the special early morning ferry service they offered which made it very convenient and a chance to socialize with other runners before the race. Also, had to pick up my packet on race day because my registration was a bit snafu'd because of some glitch with the Groupon registration. I'm really glad I went to the expo to find this out so it could be fixed by race morning. The course is very scenic and the weather was really nice. It was chilly but once the sun came up and started running it heated up pretty quickly. There are some good hills around Strawberry which make it nice and challenging. I really felt it on the last couple of miles. I was a little worried at first because my run mileage lately has been at it's lowest due to the triathlon training, but it turn…