Thanksgiving 10K 2013: Plymouth Rock ‘n Run

by This is Carrie on December 7, 2013

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Turkey Trots are just as important to our Thanksgiving tradition as Turkey.  Instead of dressing up turkey-like, the kids opted for Santa costumes and Sparkle Athletic skirts, shouting “Merry Thanksgiving!” to everyone around them.

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The three youngest did the Kids K while Princess ran the 5K with her friend at the slowest pace since she was 6 years old.  But they had fun skipping down the route handing out imaginary turkeys to the other runners, so that’s all that matters, right?

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At 3 years old, Baby Brother is an old pro at races, telling me “i’m going to go fast, you keep up”

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I do my best when I can latch onto someone running just outside my comfort zone and luckily I found that woman at mile 2. She was amazing and totally encouraging once she found out that I was pacing off her.  For the first time in a while, I pushed myself to the “puke point” right before the finish line. After my considerable break from running on a regular basis, it felt good and bad all at the same time.

It wasn’t a PR, but it felt good knowing I’m not starting at square one as I head into Boston Marathon training. Luckily my road biking and Hit the Mark Fitness BootCamp has sustained some level of fitness.

Time: 49:23
Pace: 7:57/M
Overall Place: 99/552
Age Group Place: 4/46

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Holly u December 9, 2013 at 4:01 am

My family did a turkey trot this year too — in maybe 20 degree temps! It was thd first time I ever ran with my Ironman brother and we all had fun despite the chill.

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