Friday, November 26, 2010

5k on Turkey Day

This Thanksgiving was WONDERFUL!

First thing in the morning my dad, my sister and I got up and drove out to Mt. Juliet for a 5k.
(It was my dad's first 5k!)
Us before the race
The race was to benefit a local program for pets called "A New Leash On Life."
Well socialized dogs were welcome and Dachshunds and Great Danes alike participated in the race.

 
Oliver, on the other hand, was not invited. He's a bit *ahem* anti-social around other dogs... and people.
But never fear. We got him a doggie bandanna to make sure he felt included!


Interesting/Inspiring note:
There were a several people there who were very overweight and after talking to a few of them I found out that they were inspired to be there by The Biggest Loser. Check it out if you haven't. We love that show. (I cry quite literally every episode.)

 By the end, we were all very happy with our times, but more than ready to get home and start making dinner!

~**~

As the main cook in  family, I quickly changed out of my racing clothes and put on my Martha Stewart pants (ONLY metaphorically, people.) After setting the oh-so-pretty table, we enjoyed a wonderful dinner and recounted the blessings our family has been given and discussed ways to improve the lives of others with our gifts. After having a rough holiday season the past few years, we were so grateful to have been able to enjoy this one together.


I hope you had a blessed and family-filled Thanksgiving as well! :)

7 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

Well done fot taking part in it...My Balazs loves running too:) Glad you all had fun and wish you a lovely Holiday weekend:)
The table setting is so beautiful
Kisses, my dear

ps: I adore your header

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Chelsea Lane said...

wow, what a blessing to have the ability to run a full race! also to have a blog as lovely and adorable as yours :) for sure going to follow you now!

xoxo

Michelle said...

That's so awesome that so many people were inspired by the Biggest Loser! I cry at that show every week too.

Mel said...

Wow, I'm impressed! Especially on Thanksgiving (and for a good cause). That's awesome!

the southern hostess said...

So great! Good for you!

Rachel at The Inspired House.org said...

How wonderful, it looks like you had a great thanksgiving! I bet your dad was proud of his 5K..there is nothing like crossing that finish line!