Run Santa Run!
|December 24, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Christmas, Race Recap, Races|
I had the perfect Christmas Eve morning.
Parkruns are the best! They are free weekly organised 5ks that happen all over the country, and the turnout today at my local one was a record high of over 300 people! Amazing! The last time I went (back in February) there was only about 50, so it’s been growing and growing!
It was so fun! Like my hat?
I forgot to take a picture of my full Santa outfit, which I put on over my t-shirt and leggings, but I think there may be official event photos to come so you can see it then! This wasn’t a race, just a fun run with my bro! I didn’t even have time to warm-up beforehand, which wasn’t great considering the temps were freezing! But my suit kept me nice and (overly) toasty by the end!
Running in a Santa costume is not easy though, I can tell you that! But in my last Parkrun back in February, I ran it in 23.40. So I ran over two minutes faster and in a Santa costume too! I guess it helps when people are chanting “run Santa run!” at you! With a two mile cooldown:
Got home and refuelled with a wholewheat bagel and PB. No bagel thins here please
As I was chowing down my bagel, the postman arrived. I didn’t even know post was delivered on Christmas Eve!
Peanut Flour and Iced Gingerbread Clif bars! Gingerbread is pretty much my favourite seasonal flavour, so when I saw they had this edition available on iHerb, I ordered it straight away!
They won’t be around long, that’s for sure!
My plans for the rest of the day are cleaning, preparing food for tomorrow, eating too much cookie dough, and going to a candlelit carol service in the evening (thankfully no solos this time haha!).
MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all! I hope you have an amazing weekend with your loved ones, and I’ll be back tomorrow with a Christmas recap!