Did anyone eat as much as me this Thanksgiving???
I flew home to see my Mom in Delaware and we headed to my aunt and uncle's place. LOVE going to my Aunt June's because she raised 3 boys and thus ALWAYS has tons of food!!
No dinner is complete at Aunt June's without shrimp!
Me, my mom, and my brother
My mom enjoyed a glass of wine EARLY because she had to be at work by 5:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving day :(
Me, Rachel, Aunt Di, Elizabeth (After Aunt June's I headed to Aunt Di's for MORE EATS!!! (didn't get any food pics)
We played Balderdash it was so much fun!!!
So yeah a lot of eating so I guess it's no wonder that it seems like EVERYONE is doing a Holiday Run Streak challenge!
First there is the challenge from #runChi called the Holiday Hundred. The nice thing about this challenge is that it isn't JUST running. You can covert cross training/yoga/strengths, etc into "miles" by doing 1 mile for every 15 minutes. So the Holiday Hundred means a combination of running miles and up to 25 hours of cross training. Fleet Feet Chicago is even offering prizes!
Then of course there is the BIG Runner's World running streak challenge! 36 Days of Awesome From Thanksgiving to New Years for 36 days you commit to running at least 1 mile per day. I think I'm going to try this. I don't want to jinx anything because too much running in a row isn't good for me, but I think if I keep mixing in a healthy mix of cross training and pilates I think I'll be OK. Plus I don't have any REALLY long runs scheduled. I might end up doing a 10 miler between now and NYE.
Also the FFC Runmonsters are doing a 100 day running challenge. They are specifically training for the LA Marathon so their challenge doesn't end until March. I will be training for Big Sur starting at the end of December, so I joined but I mostly plan to do speed workouts with them on Thursday Nights.
Are you doing a holiday challenge? Is it really cold out where you live????
I got off the plane yesterday and discovered it was kind of warm in Chicago. And I was riding my Uber back home I saw a ton of people on the lake front in SHORTS! So I scrambled home despite being REALLY REALLY tired (3 a.m. East Coast wakeup call!) and pulled out a running skirt and went for 4 miles! IT WAS GLORIOUS.
Anyways, who is joining me in committing to fitness through the holidays (despite the cold!)