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.
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?
At 3 years old, Baby Brother is an old pro at races, telling me “i’m going to go fast, you keep up”
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.
Overall Place: 99/552
Age Group Place: 4/46