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Jingle Bell Run 2007

Posted in Distance Running,fitness,fun,health,jingle bell 5k,racing,roanoke,running by grinnbearit on December 9, 2007

┬áThis year’s Roanoke Jingle Bell run was a success! I didn’t qualify for a medal like I ended up receiving last year (much to my surprise) but it was a lot of fun and very festive anyway. A 5k race is a wonderful break from long-distance races. They’re not nearly as mentally challenging because before you know it, you’re crossing the finish line.

The best part of the race was that my younger sister, Leigha, and a friend of hers from Virginia Tech both participated and it was their first race ever! My dad and I are the only two members of my immediate family that are runners so it’s fun to see another family member catch the running fever. The Jingle Bell race is a fun, family-oriented introduction to running competition and accomplishment.


Holiday 5K

Posted in diet,Distance Running,fitness,health,jingle bell 5k,nutrition,racing,roanoke,running,weight by grinnbearit on December 4, 2007

Well, folks, I found some significantly discounted Asics 2120 on black Friday and am back on the pavement. Because the cold, dark winter is such an inhibitor for me I am attempting to overcome my yearly running slump with a goal of four mile runs at least four days a week. No, it’s nothing special but if you could see the hills I conquer during that four miles, you’d give it much more respect. It seems to be working so far. I’m on week 2.

This Saturday is the Jingle Bell 5K in downtown Roanoke. I’m really excited. This year my little sis and her friend are going to be joining myself, Philip, and several other friends for it. It’s a quaint little festive run.

Cheers to sticking to our fitness goals and resisting too many sweets this holiday season!