I LOVE Thanksgiving! My favorite way to enjoy the day is to start by running (obviously!)… so a race is perfect! Now, I’m always up for a good deal and if you signed up for one race you could pay just $3 more and do both! So that is what I did! We had PERFECT weather… it was about 46 degrees and partly sunny!
My dad, sister, and I ran the 10K. I felt great the entire way and ended with a time of 42:55! This is an average of 6:55 per mile pace. I ended up getting second place overall! It is also a PR!!!! My competitive-ness took over and I thought I would be able to get first but was 20 seconds behind.
After finishing the 10K I had about 30 minutes until the 5K started. I changed my shirt and number and tried to stay loose! My brother, Joe, did the 5K too and won it with a time of 17:09! When I was waiting at the starting line I did not know if I would be able to run it fast, but ended up doing pretty well with a time of 22:22. I was also first in my age group!
I really think my turkey feathers helped me run faster! Did I ever mention my husband is the best?! He made my headband with some leftover scraps we had in less than 10 minutes last night!
After the race, my mom made the most delicious (and still healthy) Thanksgiving dinner! (And she also got a 9 mile run in by herself!) Here’s my three turkeys AFTER their bellies are full! 🙂
So much to be thankful for this year and every year! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you too!!