Every November, people look forward to use Thanksgiving as their cheating holiday. The turkey, potatoes, pies, and other mouthwatering foods create the cycle of eating and sleeping. It really is a blissful time of year where calories and fats don’t exist, but when December comes, that means that New Year’s Resolutions are just around the corner. To prepare for the New Year, it’s time to end 2012 with a bang with awesome marathons to help ring in the holiday season. On the week of December 8th and 9th is the start to the Holiday Half Marathon at the Fairplex in So. Cal. The idea of the weekend is welcome the joyous holiday season by wearing happy holiday clothes, like elf ears or candy-striped pants. The festive wear will keep you warm for the early morning starts. On the 8th, it is the Holiday 5K at 8 AM.
But don’t think that only you have to work off some holiday pounds, but you can also teach the kids some healthy habits with the Penguin Waddle 1 Mile Run at 10 AM (its free!). On the 9th, it is the showstopper—the Half Marathon. It starts at 8 AM, but the course is an amazing view of the fairgrounds to the Auto Club Raceway Pomona to FRANK G. BONELLI REGIONAL PARK to Puddingstone Lake to back to the Fairgrounds. Who knew after eating for days that 20K would feel so good if you need a better incentive to run after getting comfy, you can get a free Christmas tree. If you enter by December 3rd, you get a free Christmas tree. It is a beautiful course in Long Beach around El Dorado Lakes while enjoying a pine forest. There is also a Fun Run 1 Mile race for your children too. For older members in your family, there is a 3K walk. Now, that is getting into the holiday spirit while spending