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Thanksgiving Turkey Trot

I so adore the tradition of working up a sweat running on Thanksgiving morning.

It was beautiful weather but chilly enough to be properly Fall-like.

I am especially thankful that despite spending a mile and a half in close proximity to two dog owners who thought it just fine to let their respective dogs play/fight/frolic as we ticked off 8 minute miles down neighborhood streets, I did not get mauled, tangled or involved in any fisticuffs.

I didn't beat my old PR, but I ran a good race. 

Mile 1  8:17
Mile 2  8:06
Mile 3  7:50
Mile 4  7:55
Mile 5  7:39 


I couldn't believe the last mile was my fastest. I was really struggling to bring it home and would have sworn that my last mile was a disaster. What that means, I don't know. 

What I do know is, I try never to miss this run. We always see lots of running friends at this race, and we have a great time running this lovely neighborhood course. Friendly folk watch from their porches and driveways, cheering us on, wishing us a Happy Thanksgiving, some even proffering margaritas or other "eye-openers." 


Hubz, Tracy and I. I am thankful for friends.
I am thankful I have a strong body and good health. I am thankful that I can run. 

I am thankful for Hubz, friends, and family with whom to share a holiday meal.

I hope your holiday was as blissful as mine. See you on trail!

8 comments:

Rootchopper said...

Oh, how I wish I could run!!!

Like your negative splits.

It was all downhill, right?

Katie said...

I wish I could have been there this year! High five.

Brian said...

Great run...love that the miles got faster and faster!

Brian

Shane Atkinson said...

Haha...the dogs I run with in Romania help me run faster. Great job on this one! You have some great things to be thankful for.

Martha Nelson said...

Your race sounds so better than the Bethesda 10k turkey chase (a hellish course that is impossible to negative split on) - maybe we'll head to Virginia next year~

Kim said...

Dang, you are fast!! Sounds like a good time!

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Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Great race! I need a Thanksgiving morning race. I wish my family would be up for a family involved event. They like to sleep too much.