Sunday, December 4, 2011

OPP #2 jingle bell jog and a Christmas tree

This was another failed attempt at getting sub 30. This one I knew would be though bc it is on the hardest course in the area. Having run this race the previous two years and on the course at another race I knew what was coming - 1 1/2 miles uphill from the start.

These pictures just don't do the hills justice! These were the last ones at mile 2.

But it's a race I like to support! The money made goes to benefit the alzheimers association. Next year I'm thinking I will volunteer to work it though rather than run!

The race has a ton of sponsors and they have presents along the course for you to pick up and carry to the finish line. I got a yatzee travel game and jeremy got a longaberger travel mug.

Everyone wears bells on their shoes so it is very festive and fun to listen to all the jingling!

Jeremy ran this race with me again this year. He actually had gotten up early and ran 10 miles with twila before running the 3.1 with me so he could get in his long run this weekend.

After the race we went to eat with jeremys brother (who had come down to race and got first in his age group) and our niece and nephew at cracker barrel. If you have not had their cinamon French toast you need to go!!

Then we went down to the farm to cut a Christmas tree. I have always had a live tree and with our bigger house I wanted a bigger tree. Jeremy though wasnt too keen on the idea so this is what we came home with:

Decorations and lights to come!

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  2. I like presents, I like races, their idea to combine both is BRILLANT!!!

  3. I love the bells on everyone's shoes - that must have been fun!