Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Grateful Run-- you know you want to...

Ok, everyone, it is time to hide the Halloween Candy and go Run. (or walk)

You are invited to the First Annual (hopefully)Grateful Run on Thanksgiving Day November 22, 2012!  I decided I would rather not drive to Seattle, and pay $25 to run in a 5K race. So I am going to do one right here.  Ok, not right here because my new neighborhood is Hill Locked which means no matter which way you go- you have to run UP a hill.  Not cool. 

This is how I have been running.  In the rain with my stroller, "BOB"....

 ...and Macie, and a pumpkin.  (I need something to weigh down the other side when Blake is at school.)

Really, though, I want to do a 5K on Thanksgiving morning and work off the Sweet Potatoes before I even eat them :) I thought it would be really fun to get a bunch of us to go and run/walk it together.  My creative sister Karen said she would help me plan it- which means it will be fun too!  So we will pick a beautiful (flat) trail nearby (in Kent or Maple Valley, I am open to suggestions) and we can run it together! For free.

Run, walk, push your stroller, stand on the side and cheer for your friends, whatever- just come have some fun.  You can bring your family, or leave them home to watch the Parade.

When: Thanksgiving Day 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m. so we can get home in time to pull our Turkey's out of their brine and get them in the oven.
Where: TBA -- (Please comment on this post or my Facebook if you would like to participate because I will probably not post the actual location on my blog... since I have tons of stalkers and paparazzi and stuff that I don't want to invite. I don't need any sweaty pics of me floating around the internet.)
Why: To justify the extra desserts and 15 rolls I plan on eating that afternoon, to be Thankful for our bodies, and to have some fun with my friends.

P.S. Don't tell me you don't have enough time to train.  It is just 3 miles- you can easily walk or run 3 miles if you start training now. :)

P.S.S. When I said "now" I really meant now. Like, get off the computer, put on some spandex and start running.


  1. Ooh Katie, this is so tempting you have no idea! My in laws will be in town, and this would be so fun to do as a family. Let me run it by them (no pun intended, haha) and I will let you know for sure :)

  2. I'd be interested...and think Ryan might be as well. I haven't started running again yet, but I suppose I could always walk. Maybe my kids would do it along with us, too.