A Weekend of Thanksgiving Festivities

November 27, 2017

Holidays are great times to get together with food, friends, and family. At Paragon Training, we believe that sport enhances all areas of life, including physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Thanksgiving is an opportunity for us to be grateful for our ability to participate and compete in endurance sports. Whether holidays are a blessing with family or friends, we recognize the power of sport to bring people together. Paragon celebrated this holiday weekend with numerous activities to balance (over) eating with healthy habits.

 

Did burning quads, searing lungs, and potentially hazardous activities appeal to you first thing on a holiday morning? It did for a number of Paragon athletes. The group met at Crownridge Canyon Park to run the Power Lines Trail for 6 miles of out-and-back along a rocky and hilly path. The run included over 1300 ft of climbing and certainly strained the quads and lungs.

 

Paragon also hosted their annual Day-After-Thanksgiving Ride. The route is a 50-mile circuit around San Antonio that utilizes the greenway trail systems. Riders started and finished at the Valero Trailhead on the Leon Creek Greenway and rode to downtown, where they stopped for lunch before heading back North. It is a great opportunity for new riders to challenge themselves while having a lot of fun with a group. Christian Larsen completed 50 miles for the first time.

 

And as always, it was a weekend of Turkey Trots. Carlos Torres and his son Nicolas ran the San Antonio Roadrunners Turkey Trot, a hilly but successful 4-mile run for both Torres athletes. Raul and Diana also competed this weekend.

 

Happy Thanksgiving from the Paragon family to yours!

 

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Make sure to send your pictures from training and racing to: racing@paragontraining.org so we can showcase all the rad stuff you guys do.

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