Mary Baum

Thanksgiving Turkey Trot and New Additions

I took almost a week off from blogging over Thanksgiving. I had grand plans to get caught up with everything since I had 9 consecutive days away from the office, but exactly the opposite happened. I was lazy and layed around a lot. I saw a couple of movies and really just enjoyed some time to myself. Now I am back and ready to conquer the holidays. The next few weeks are going to be crazy busy for me, so I am ready to get them started! Let’s start where I left off, shall we??!!

Thanksgiving for me has started off with the same thing for the past 9 consecutive years…

Our local Turkey Trot!! I have been running it ever since I was in high school, and I really don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Some may say it is even the World’s Best! This year, there were over 17,000 participants, 2 of which I am particularly proud of!

My sister, Emily, and her boyfriend, Steve, (both on the right) have recently taken up running, and I have been coaching them to run their first 10k. They crossed the start (and finish) line on Thursday and completed the race! It was the longest they have ever ran before, and never even walked once. This is saying a lot, considering they were not running at all in the spring of this year! I am so excited that my sister is getting into running – just another great thing we can do together! And of course, Marcus ran the race as well – only this year, he was sporting quite the ‘stache.

He had been participating in Movember, and decided that he wanted to goof up the race a bit, hence the added facial hair. Luckily, I can say it has now been removed :)

The race was great as always – the weather was perfect, and it was all just a lot of fun. I finished in 45:17, just 2 seconds faster than last year. Good enough for another race coffee mug for my 26th place finish for the women (the top 125 people in each gender get a mug)!

It was an awesome start to an even better day – we had so much food all day long – exactly how Thanksgiving should be! As great as the holiday was, the best part of the entire time I had off of work was meeting someone new. Our friends Callie and Nate welcomed their second child into the world on Thanksgiving, and Marcus and I had the pleasure of meeting Little Miss Athlete on Friday!

She is so crazy cute, and I loved every minute of it! I even let Marcus hold her for a bit, although I’m surprised she didn’t scream in terror at the facial hair – she must have been sleeping ;)

Congratulations on another beautiful addition to your family Callie. She is absolutely precious and I can not wait to watch her grow!

Oh, and my cousin Kristen had her 2nd child tonight!! Emmett Theodore came into the world weighing 8.5 lbs and is already more loved than he will ever know! I can’t wait to meet him sometime next year when I make my way up to Louisville for a visit. It was quite the week for new additions!

How was your Turkey Day? Did you enjoy some relaxing time with your family and friends? And seriously, how adorable is Little Miss Athlete!?

7 Responses

  1. Tiff
    Tiff November 25, 2012 at 12:06 am |

    Marcus’s mustache and outfit is cracking me up! Glad you had such a great week!

  2. Carrie @ Fitness and Frozen Grapes
    Carrie @ Fitness and Frozen Grapes November 25, 2012 at 6:19 am |

    Nice job in the race, Mary! I ran a turkey trot too; it’s definitely the best way to kick off a day that revolves around eating. ;)

  3. Meghan @ little girl in the big world
    Meghan @ little girl in the big world November 25, 2012 at 9:04 am |

    Congrats on such a great finish Mary! Awesome job!

  4. Kathleen
    Kathleen November 25, 2012 at 3:46 pm |

    So cool that you have such a long race streak going with the turkey trot. Great job in the race!

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    Amanda @RunToTheFinish November 26, 2012 at 1:15 pm |

    sounds like a fantastic weekend on so many levels!!

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