Erica asked me a few weeks ago to run the jingle bell run in Knoxville, TN to help support those suffering with arthritis. I ran for my mommy and she ran for Mamaw Spoonemore.
The best part about this run is exactly what you would think… the jingle! Everyone participating was there with bells on.
On their shoes, their wrists, their shirts, their hats and heads; it was so much fun and by the end I hardly even noticed I was jiggling with each step :)
It was a bit on the cold side, which slowed both of us down, but seeings as we just started training the week before, we both did really well. My goal was to end in under 30 minutes and the official timer game me exactly that. 30:00. Now I know technically it was even better time than that since when you first cross the start line you are still walking until people get more spread out. All in all, it was a good race, and I am looking forward to training and getting in shape for the REAL race in April.
Although it may look like I am smiling, I believe that is a cringe of misery.
xdf We were a lot happier when it warmed up and we were headed into The Brewery to eat :)