Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving - Wattle Waddle 5 Miler

On Thanksgiving morning, instead of staying all nice and warm in my bed, I got up and met up with some friends to kick off the day with a 5 mile race, the Wattle Waddle 5-Miler in Emmitburg, MD.  This race raises money for Hope Alive, Inc.  They are a non-profit, non-denominational Christian ministry serving homeless women and children.

Races are so much nicer when freezing you're with friends :)

Don't we look cold ??
This race is always a fun one!  Instead of being mobbed with 3000 runners at our local Turkey Trot, this race brings in about 300 runners.  Much more relaxed and enjoyable way to start the day! 

Our awesome Run, Mama, Run ladies with the "Turkey"!  
A few fun pictures with the Turkey !
My annual Turkey picture!
Here we go!!
My finishing photo :)  A great PR for the 5 Mile Race makes for a happy picture!

Great race, great friends!  That's something to be thankful for !!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

OBX Half Marathon Weekend

You really don't have to give me an excuse to travel to the Outer Banks of NC.  It's my most favorite place to go!  Beautiful weather, sunrises over the water, and this year, the Outer Banks Half Marathon!!!  Now, given this race is in November, the weather could be really nice, or really horrible!  We completely lucked out this year and had warmer than usual temperatures!  It was awesome!

The Run, Mama, Run Ladies decided to invade OBX :)
Pre-race Dinner Out!
Early morning pre-race picture with Rose and Crystal!

RMR Ladies ready to take on the OBX Half Marathon

Very happy runner with a new PR of 2:07:16 !! 

After the race, we headed down to the beach!  What a great race day !!  :) 

After the race, we all headed out to dinner.  Drinks on the menu included Rum Runners and Pain Killers.  Well those types of drinks could only lead to one thing ..... and who can forget the "wine thingy?"!!

Unfortunately, we had to leave the next day, but what a beautiful sunrise !!

Beautiful sunrise from our balcony!!
I'll be back in November 2013 to run this race again!