This past weekend was full of festive activities to kickoff the first weekend of December! Our Saturday started with a trip downtown with the extended family for the A Christmas Story Run 5k/10k. With it’s sixth year in, this has always been on our wish list of races to-do, but never seems to workout, we finally signed up so we could partake in the little tradition that our extended family has been doing the last few years!
With following along with the tradition came evil elf hats from the movie and walking the length of the 5k… which for B and I wasn’t ideal, but we wanted to partake in the all the fun and experience! On top of walking that meant, stopping to take pictures at the mile markers, Cleveland sign and seeing everyone’s costumes! We finally made it to the house, which by the time we’d gotten there from walking, it was madness in the little A Christmas Story village in Tremont. So we shuffled past the house with the crowd. B and I ended up getting our run in, while the rest of the family waited for a bus to get back downtown – we decided to run back to complete the circle and get our actual 5k run in!
After taking some photos in picturesque downtown CLE – we did a little shopping before stopping at our go-to post race spot, Brewnuts for A Christmas Story themed donuts to go and then grabbed brunch at XYZ Tavern in Gordon Square! It was a fun little adventure with the family, while feeling a little silly in our hats (because they had to be worn everywhere) – but it was all in good fun and a great way to kickoff the holiday season.