The Nicoll family celebrated 36 people deep on Thursday. Personally, I was thankful that Dallas' Aunt Nancy and Uncle Doran have a large enough house to fit us all and allow those who want to nap to do so. Annie and Will were thoroughly entertained the whole day- what with the candy corn decorations, who needs to bother Mom for a snack, right? It was great to be together with some of the people we love the very most.
The people I am most thankful for in this entire universe.I started the morning at the Turkey Trot in Midway. When we raced it was below zero- FREEZING is totally an understatement. When the runners crossed the finish line they were covered in frost because your sweat would just instantly freeze. I wish I had my camera to capture Dallas' brother Austin- he won an award for best frozen beard.
I raced well and was able to take 2nd place overall in women. I had a PR with a 21:47 5K- a 7:20 avg/mile. I had to push hard to beat my little neighbor boy, Zak Kohler. The kid is 10 and is a machine! I came in a minute or so after Austin which means I have a new goal- beat my bearded brother-in-law.
Zak and Mindy Kohler, Katie Nelson, Me