The holidays are always such a crazy time of year. I come from a large family, and married into a large family,  so the holiday festivities and amount of food served at these events seems endless!  Staying active during this time of year is really important for me, especially as I get older.  Typically I participate in a few 5K’s between the end of summer and Christmas because I enjoy running, but I also enjoy the camaraderie of running with a group trying to reach a goal.  This year, I have invited my Sister and Sister –in-law to participate in a Turkey Trot 5K with me.  I’m really excited to use this opportunity as a chance to not only burn some of the extra calories that come along with Thanksgiving, but also spend time with my Sister and Sister-in-law since I don’t get to see them much.

~Megan Redford
Community Health Transformation Planner & Healthy Carolinians Coordinator
Iredell County Health Department