turkey trot 2010

29 Nov

a few months ago alex, my friend holly, and i signed up for a thanksgiving race. i thought it would be the perfect way to kill off a few of the calories from the dressing and gravy. my training plan called for 10 miles so i thought 5 speedy miles and 5 slow miles would do the trick. only i never made it to the second five miler. c’est la vie.

but back to the race. it was pretty nasty weather — cold and rainy. we managed to pose and smile for a few photos

i really wanted to dress up like turkey but i didn’t have the nerve. i even toyed with running in an apron. alas, i settled on normal running clothes. but lots of folks dressed up in turkey hats, indian garb, and basters.

i should mention that normal running clothes includes my new ruffle tee. i was pretty darn excited about it

lining up for the start

and then my camera died. but i promise we all finished. the course was fairly hilly and i’ve realized i don’t like passing the finish line before i actually finish (mile 4 has you pass the end point and loop back around). i even ran into a few kids from high school/college. after the race i needed to warm up and took the longest, hottest shower of my life.

we vegged on the couch for a few hours watching football (and a small nap) then had a tasty dinner. i live for dressing. and gravy. and turkey. i am so thankful to god for giving me the strength to run and a wonderful family.


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