Well, the best way to start off Thanksgiving Day is with a 5k Turkey Trot (or a 1/4 mile kids fun run)! Theresa and I ran the 5k in Long Grove - it was pretty cold, but they had hot apple cider at the end of the race, which was good! There were about 1000 runners and we placed 5th and 6th in our respective age groups (out of about 80-85 in each group), so we were pretty happy with the race. Our final time was 24:51. And Ben got to run his first race too - he was soooo excited! His final time was 2:05 - awesome!!
Here are the runners before the race!
Most of the kids in the race were much bigger than he was, and some parents were running with their kids, so I jumped in to help him along. We had a blast and it's hard to tell from this picture, but there was sheer joy and excitement on his face the entire time!
Here he is at the finish line!
And the runners after the races - ready for some warmth and a delicious meal!!