Thursday, December 22, 2011

Jingle Bell Run

We had signed up for the Jingle Bell Race, this is one that we all had done in 2009. It's lots of fun and held in Dallas at the Anatole Hotel. The course takes you through the Arts District. The race is run at night. Your race packet includes bells to tie on but we dressed it up with some Christmas socks that Christy found at Target.

Tom and Allie were doing the 1 miler. They planned on walking so Allie didn't bother with tennis shoes. The temperature was in the low 50's so jackets were needed

Christy and I were doing the 5k, there were over 5000 people signed up for the race. You had your choice to be chipped timed, we decided not. It was crazy, people were zigging and zagging around us, dogs on leashes and in costume. The whole race was crowded with people. Everyone having a great time. There were lots of people in costumes. I even spotted a couple of Santas.

We mostly walked the course and enjoyed the sites, crossing the finish line in 50:07. Not my best time but I liked not having the pressure of trying to get a fast time.

After the race pizza and beer was available in side the hotel. We went to check it out but decide the lines were too long. So opted for home. The decorations and lights inside added to the Christmas atmosphere although Tom and Allie were too busy using there electronics to notice.

1 comment:

Amy said...

Fun! Looks like you guys had a great time! Felix and I made mini mince pies yesterday...