‘Tis the beginning of the season of overeating and being tempted to become a couch potato because the weather is colder.
Instead, why not sign the family up to run and/or walk in one of the many Turkey Trots – or other races – going on in the area between now and Thanksgiving?
- These races often are for a good cause, which ties very well into the “Thanksgiving” theme.
- It’s cooler weather, so it’s more comfortable to run or walk.
- Most of the races are 5Ks, or 3.1 miles, which is just long enough a distance to be fun and not overwhelming.
- You can run – or walk. No need to train in advance, either.
- It’s exhilarating to set a goal, and then reach it.
- It sets a great example for your kids – exercising year-round.
- It could be the start of a healthy habit!
Some of the races going on between now and the end of the month that are 25 miles or less from Warrenville include:
- St. James Farm Allee 5K (Warrenville Nov. 17)
- Miles for the Military (South Barrington Nov. 17)
- Lisle Chamber Turkey Tune-up 5K (Lisle Nov. 18)
- Ram Run (Lombard Nov. 18)
- Addison Park District’s Annual Turkey Trot (Nov. 22)
- Rotary Run 3.14 Pie (LaGrange Nov. 22)
- The Fox and The Turkey Races (Batavia Nov. 22)
- Naperville Noon Lions Turkey Trot 5K Run (Naperville Nov. 22)
- Schaumburg Turkey Trot Half Marathon and 5K (Schaumburg Nov. 24)
For more information about any of those races, please visit the Chicago Area Runners Association Web site: http://www.cararuns.org/Racing/Find%20a%20Race.aspx.