Four years ago we added a new tradition to our Schultz Family Thanksgiving - the Earn Your Turkey 4 mile run on Thanksgiving morning. There is a 4 mile run, a 2 mile walk and kids races. The first year we did it we had shirts made and everyone did the race. We had about 40 people in the race and 9 of the 10 kids did the race (Mark was on his mission). I think we walked away with 4 or 5 turkeys that year. I love starting off Thanksgiving with this race!!
This year only a few of us did it. And I actually won my age group this year at 29:31.9. Too bad we left right after the race and I didn't stay to pick up my turkey. I ran the fastest I've ever run the race (7:30 pace). It was 40 degrees this year which helped. Timmy ran with me the whole time and then out sprinted me at the end. I was so mad at him. If you run together you finish together!!
When I finished I ran back to meet Heidi and ran in her last mile with her. It made me so happy that she was running. She ran 3 of the 4 miles!! The last time she ran consistently was when I made her train and do an Olympic distance triathlon. A few months ago when I signed up for the Utah Valley Marathon Heidi signed up for the half marathon. I LOVE IT!!
All the runners at the finish.
Cody, George, Heidi, Timmy, Me, Danny, Kenadi, Todd
Carlee & Lexie