Back in 2010, I ran my first road race on Thanksgiving Day – the Feaster Five in Andover, Massachusetts.
Thousands of people turned out that day with their families to take part in the event. Adults, young children, babies in strollers, even pets.
You had the option of walking or running a 5K or 5 mile course and at the end of it all…you got an apple pie for your efforts. Now that’s an incentive!
I was amazed by how many people set aside the time to participate on a pretty big holiday. And, now I realize how great an activity this really is for any family.
It’s healthy for everyone involved.
And, most importantly, it’s a ton of fun.
So this year, my husband is joining me in the event and next year we plan to bring along our boys in a jogging stroller. (Though I’ll need to get in some hill practice before that day comes)
There you have it – the start of a new family tradition. One that hopefully sticks with us for a very long time.
And the big BONUS – you don’t feel so bad about the delicous turkey day feast you’ll enjoy after burning off a few calories in the morning.
Question – have you started any new traditions recently?