Thursday, November 23, 2017


It's the most wonderful time of year... for runners. The weather has finally cooled down to the perfect running weather! First of all, Happy Thanksgiving to my friends in the US! I am thankful for you!

Did you know we are about to embark on a whole lotta holidays? No, not those holidays. I mean running holidays!


Russ and I ran the Cox Running Club Thanksgiving Day 5K (an unofficial Turkey Trot) in Fort Worth this morning. While I am breaking the sacred runner's rule of not wearing the race shirt on race day, I couldn't resist the urge to be twinsies with my husband. We are so not that couple, which makes it extra funny and cute. I love this race because it is not as big (read:crowded) as the big Fort Worth or Dallas Turkey Trot and they give medals for the 5K.


Today also kicks off the Runner's World Winter Run Streak where I pledged to run at least one mile every day from Thanksgiving until New Year's Day (and you can too).*  I did the summer run streak and it was a great way to stay motivated by lacing up my shoes for at least one mile every day. I am training for the Fort Worth Cowtown half marathon, so I think the mile a day will keep me on track for my running goals.

* Coach's note: Always listen to your body. If running a mile every day is too hard on your body, then walk if necessary or take rest days as needed. No streak is worth an injury. Your body will tell you if it is too much. Listen. #coachrantover

The running steak is a also a great opportunity to give back. In case you needed more motivation than commitment to a challenge, I urge you to participate in the run streak with the charity miles app. If you download the charity miles app you can earn money for a charity by doing what you would do anyway! The app makes a donation to your charity for the miles you run or walk.


If you have ever considered online nutrition habits coaching, online running coaching or in-person training with me in Fort Worth, stay tuned tomorrow on Lea Genders Fitness for very limited spots at discounted rates Friday through Sunday only. Coaching prices will never be lower in 2018. I'd love to help you reach your 2018 goals. I'll add the link once the post goes live. All discounts expire once the spots are filled or on Monday, whatever comes first.

If you're like me and throwing elbows at the mall and getting trampled at Target is not your idea of a great time, then maybe you'll enjoy Track Friday! On the Day after Thanksgiving turn Black Friday into Track Friday. Run or walk any distance, meet up with friends and/or family and/or raise money for charity. I love this idea.

Happy Holidays, friends! I am looking forward to happy and healthy 2018!

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