Since my 5k Turkey Trot plans went down the drain with some changes to our usual Thanksgiving family visitation schedule, I've had to find some different races.
Bishop Ireton Cardinal 5K on October 17: This race is held by the Bishop Ireton Athletic Boosters, and I have no idea how big it is. This is only the second year for the race, but it is chip timed, so how bad could it be?
Alexandria Turkey Trot 5-Miler on November 25: I love turkey trots that are actually on Thanksgiving. There's no better way to start the day than to be thankful for your health and run a race (and not feel guilty later in the day when you stuff your face with food). I've never raced 5 miles before, but it is the only Turkey Trot I could find, and I'm excited about adding more race distances to my resume. I'm very familiar with the course, and I like it.
Jingle All The Way 10K on December 13: Why not continue training past Thanksgiving and run with bells on?!? (Do people actually wear bells for this??) By December I should be in good shape to rock a 10k. I'm also really familiar with this course, and it should be good (if it isn't too windy!).
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