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Jog'r Egg Nog'r

If you've got a Facebook profile and Carrie is one of your friends, you might have noticed that her profile picture has changed in the last week to a photo of a group of young women in running stances, seemingly taking a lap around some office. Well, that would be she and three of the other fairer folks in our office posing for an idea that they had. It all started with Kara Krouse, henceforth referred to as "KK."

A while back, KK got really interested in fitness and eventually became interested in taking on the challenge of a "sprint" triathlon. If you're not familiar, a sprint triathlon is quite a bit shorter than a real triathlon but just as taxing; a 300 yard swim followed by a 13-mile bike ride, wrapped up with a 5K run. KK entered the Blacklands Sprint Triathlon that took place just a couple of weeks ago in Plano, and had a blast. So overcome with excitement was she about the triathlon that her exuberance soon overtook the women-folk in the offices and inspired them all to enter the Jog'r Egg Nog'r 5K Race in December. Yes, combining running with egg nog...

So, in order to do something that we normally wouldn't do (but maybe will after this thing!), Carrie and I will be entering the Jog'r Egg Nog'r 5K Race in December in Dallas (around White Rock Lake, which is a beautiful place to do anything outdoors!). It's going to be cold, but the race doesn't start until 9:00am (so it's not one of those crazy things where you have to be there at like 4:30am like some great football game). I know that a 5K is not just really far (only 3.3 miles), but the running that I have been doing for the past few years, when I've actually done it, has all been sprint stuff and bleachers. This is on top of the lifting that I do four days a week (I am NOT bragging, just stating a fact). My main objective is to have a ton of fun and get a cool t-shirt, plus sip egg nog once the run is over. Overall, I'm pretty sure that both Carrie and I are planning on the primary objective just being to have a blast and to build even more comraderie within the NEXT offices (the ladies are hoping that everyone on staff will get involved!).

So, that being said, we are beginning to "train," so please pray that we don't pull any muscles or anything (seriously). We hope that all of you are doing well and are planning on having a great week, because Monday is here and has dawned bright, crisp, and beautiful here in the Metroplex. We are praying for all of you and look forward to seeing our Lubbock and West Texas family and friends in just a few short weeks!

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