We had so much fun this year as Girls on the Run coaches at Rashkis Elementary. For Halloween we did a bunch of fun relays including an eyeball spoon and egg relay, a mummy relay, and a candy relay. It was awesome. For our mock 5k, we expanded our around the school route and the girls did a fabulous job. We did a community service project where we put together birthday boxes for a local women’s shelter. The idea came from one of the newsletters from the Girls on the Run office and the shelter was so excited when I dropped the boxes off. The girls also enjoyed using the legos from the National sponsor, Lego Friends. Everyone who attempted the Reindeer Romp 5k at the end of the season completed it and most of them even ran faster than they did at the mock 5k. I am excited to coach again in the spring.
The month of November brought some other fun runs. I got to run on the beach during a work conference. We celebrated our last long run of the season with a visit to Bean Traders. Brooks hosted a Nightlife Run across the bridge over 40 on the American Tobacco Trail. Lululemon’s Run Club moved to Sunday mornings due to the loss of light at 6:15 when we had been running previously. I can’t believe how quickly this year went by.
It’s always fun to go for a run on a holiday. The Gallop and Gorge 8k is no exception. This year I thought it would be fun to dress up for the event. I am biased, but I think I was the best dressed turkey out there. I ran with Christina who thankfully took it easy on me since it was the week after my big PR weekend at Harbor Lights. The next day, Sarah and I did the Turkey Hangover Bootcamp at Empower Personalized Fitness. The best part was the back story Angelo gave for all the different exercises we had to do.
I am still having a great time at Bull City Crossfit. I’ve been able to keep going once or twice a week even after the school year started back up again. The couple of times I was out of town over October and November, Jack came up with a workout I could do using the hotel gym equipment. It’s hard to find something I like to do as much as running, so I’m really excited to have tried it out, otherwise, I would have never known.
We finally made it to Paint and Pour. Right after I got home from Harbor Lights, I headed out to the Bull City Craft shop to paint the Durham Lucky Strike Tower with some of my RunBuds. It was so much fun! We can’t wait to do it again, though knowing this group, it’ll take us several weeks of running to coordinate it.