Hendricks Regional Health YMCA’s Gobble Gallop 5k is a close comparison to running a true IRONMAN in the Delgado home. Getting the turkey in the oven (comparable to a 2.4-mile swim), strategically baking, steaming, or boiling every side dish including dessert (comparable to a 112-mile bicycle ride), and last but not least, chasing, coloring, dancing, exercising, swinging, singing, screaming, breastfeeding, and snacking with an 8.5-month-old and almost 2.5-year-old (comparable to a 26.2-mile run).
There is no such thing as a true holiday with all the trimmings in clear sight for my family, but the good news is, I love the craziness that comes with a growing family! It makes the holidays even more fun and special (even with the chaos). Over the last couple of years, we have started a new tradition for Thanksgiving – signing up for the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA Gobble Gallop! The last two years I have participated, even though I was adjusting to a newborn (Gavin), or I was pregnant (Sophia). This year, I plan to complete the Gobble Gallop with both of them in tow. It is a great way to help me gear up to run my first Mini Marathon in May 2015 with my husband.
Combining a holiday feast with an opportunity to get moving as a family is a great way to celebrate this special day. Like you, I sometimes indulge in foods I love that are higher in calories. And just like you, I know it is important to get active and help burn off those extra calories. So, enjoy that piece of your favorite Thanksgiving pie without the guilt. But first, join me for the Gobble Gallop and fun festivities at the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA!
Event Details & Registration
The walk/run will start at 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning (November 27). Cost is $25 per person (or $75 for a four-person team). The fee includes a tech shirt for all participants. Register by Monday, November 24, to be guaranteed your shirt by the time the 5k Gobble Gallop begins. Click here to register.
Jump Start Your Healthy New Year!
Thinking about starting new healthy habits? Why wait until January 1, 2015! Evidenced-based research shows that many of us gain a few pounds during the holidays. It is important to keep your activity up and not lose control of healthy habits. Here is my invitation to you – please reach out and join my actual family including Sophia and Gavin, my work family, plus friends that will be participating.
As I kick off my training for my first mini-marathon in May, I am counting on you to push me to do my best! And remember, you deserve this time to enjoy fresh air, get active, enjoy healthy living – and most importantly – be thankful you are able to participate. See you there!