Moustache Run x 3

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Like most runners or exercise enthusiasts, it’s a tradition to start your Turkey day with some kind of activity.  Maybe a local race or in my case, Turkey Day Butts and Guts.  Just like every other year, my friend Sarah, kicks our butt, literally!  Everyone who attends brings a donation for food shelf and hopefully lots of energy to burn!  It’s a great way to start the day!

It’s also becoming a tradition to run a race on Thanksgiving weekend and this year was no different.  This is my third year running the Moustache run, and I can now say I have run all three distances.

Moustache Run 1, 2 and 3

Moustache Run 1, 2 and 3

I wasn’t blogging much when I ran this race in 2013, and to be honest, I didn’t realize I was first in my age group until I started writing this post.  I do remember it being a fun run, but the hills at the end got me.  And lets be honest here, running a race after Turkey Day is a bit more challenging…..call it Turkey hangover and a few too many alcoholic beverages.

First Place in my Age Group

First Place in my Age Group Half Marathon 2013

Last year was a 10K with my brother.  We had blast and it was even more special because two of special nieces joining us.  You can read about it here.

Moustache 10K Run 2015 3rd in Age Group

Moustache 10K Run 2015 3rd in Age Group

This year I ran the shorter distance.  I didn’t even realize when I registered it was not chipped, but I also understand why.  I think.   What an odd distance…at least in my opinion.  Remember my 7K?  However that one was my error.

So unofficially I averaged 7:54 minute pace for the first 3.1 miles giving me a 24.34 time for an unofficial 5K.  Not a personal best but I practiced my Heart Rate Training with another EAT so overall it went ok.  My last mile was slower than I had wanted, but I was a bit confused since I should be done racing at 3.1 and the finish line was still almost a half mile away.  Guess I need to pay more attention when I register for races in the future.  Plus running on cobblestones gets me every time, espeically at the end of a race when you’re trying to giver you’re all.

Moustache Run 3.53 miles 8:00 minute pace

Seriously – 3.53 miles?

The best part of the day was spending it with this lovely lady I get to call my mom and best friend!

My Mom, My Friend

My Mom, My Friend

Since it was Shop Local Saturday, after we returned form Minneapolis we made our way around our great town of Hutchinson.  I love supporting local businesses!  Unfortunately we didn’t make it to all of them, but we had fun.

Shop Small Business Saturday. Support and Shop Local

Support Small Business Saturday. Shop Local.  THANKS for all your support my friends!  I love Shaklee!

I love everything about Life in general which is why staying healthy is important to me. Its fun to spread the word that you can have vibrant health by having a positive attitude, eating well, exercising and taking Shaklee food supplements. I truly believe this lifestyle has allowed me to continue to run marathons and I look forward to many more.

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