November 25, 2010

Gobble, Gobble

Gobble, gobble!
Today I ran my first Turkey Trot and my little sister ran her first race.  Yay!  The bad news is that it was freezing, windy and raining.  Since she started running only a few weeks ago she asked that we run the 1 mile race (which was untimed), so at least we weren't in the cold rain all that long.

And since I wore my Garmin, I discovered that the course was only 0.89 miles.  Oops.  No matter.  I'm going to pretend I don't know that and eat generously today anyway.

We're great at choosing good backdrops.
At least it was dry.
 The verdict?  We had a blast.  She did great and we found ourselves running alongside a group of M&Ms with a "bag of M&Ms", a Hershey Kiss and 3 women dressed like turkeys.  (There was a costume contest associated with the race.)

3 things I'm thankful for today:
1.  Being able to run.  It keeps me sane, healthy and thus far has prevented multiple homicides.  (Angry or upset?  Go for a run.)

2.  My sister has found her own joy in running.

3.  As of right now, I can breathe.  This is a good thing.  (Once I've finished shoveling Thanksgiving dinner into my mouth, I may no longer be able to say that.  Hurt so good.)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


  1. LOL! Make me extra lean! Love that! =)

    Nice that your sis got into it! welcome to the addiction! =)

    Happy thanksgiving, jen! =)

  2. Love it! Congrats to you and your sister! Happy thanksgiving :)

  3. What a great photo!!! Looks like a blast despite the shorter distance and bad weather. So excited for your sister to have her first race - yeah!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Turkey Trots are a blast--glad you got to try one!

  5. Yay! Congrats to your sister! I've spent the holiday stuffing my face and using carb loading as an excuse! :) Happy (day after) Thanksgiving!

  6. Congrats on your first turkey trot:) Sounds COLD!! That is so amazing that you and your sis run together...lucky:)

  7. Congrats to you and sister. Glad you had fun.

  8. Too fun!! I think ALL races need to have a costume contest with them.