Kelly the Culinarian: Black Friday Tradition

Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday Tradition

I'm not a very good shopper anymore. I don't get the thrill I once had in scouring stores for just the right trinket. I'm done with my Christmas shopping, all of which will arrive on my doorstep courtesy of the Internet.

Instead, I've made a lovely run my Black Friday tradition. For the third year in a row, I went out to Waterfall Glen for a loop with the Frankfort-New Lenox Running Club. And today might have been my favorite iteration of this run, and certainly my fastest. In 2011, it took me about an hour and a half and last year, it took me 1:28 with an overall pace of 9:53. Today, the 9.45-mile loop took me 1:25 with an overall pace of 9:01. It felt pretty awesome, too. I ran with two Boston Qualifiers and a speedy local runner. We chatted the whole time and I felt pretty good at the end. Plus, this distance and speed was right on for my marathon training plan.

Hope you had a great Black Friday!


Losing Lindy said...

The only black Friday sale we hit was JoAnn's fabrics.

Zenaida Arroyo said...

I missed the run yesterday but I did make it to Waterfall Glen today. Great place for running and I plan to go there tomorrow.