-One of my biggest fears is that I’ll marry into a family that runs 5ks on holidays

Don’t let this be you!

Today I registered my family for a 5k turkey trot. There was a lot of grumbling, “it’s too cold” and “do we really have to run 3 miles”? Guess what? Everyone had a great time and we got to see a real live turkey on a leash. Amazing.

Let’s be honest: You’re all about to have a giant meal…with seconds…and then pie. Why not get a little exercise before? It doesn’t have to be a 5k either, it could be a walk around the block, a friendly football game, a bike ride or whatever gets you moving. Just do it!


My Advice for Family 5ks:

1.) At least warn your family you are signing them up. (I did not consider the altitude adjustment but they survived).

2.) Pick a race with beer or cookies at the end.

3.) Dress up or wear matching outfits for funny pictures.

4.) If you bring your dogs, dress them up too. 

5.) Ask your family after the race “how much fun they had”. No regrets!