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Monday, January 31, 2011

Turkey Trot

Why I didn't highlight this event earlier I'm not sure, but here it is now.  I'm finally better and my boredom brain cells are working on "what can/should I do next"?  This seemed fit the spot for the moment.  I was thinking about My first official 5K (3.1 miles) run, official event, meaning organized with an official start, timers, and LOTS of other people.  It just happens to have been the Smithfield Turkey Trot, in honor of Thanksgiving.  It was a memorable first run for me.  It had been threatening rain/sleet all morning, but rather than DSC01248waste my $10, and be on the wuss list, means I would go, regardless of the weather.  Luckily for me the rain/snow didn’t begin until just after the run.  Literally it was raining/sleeting for the drive home to shower and get re-ready for work.  So it was a windy, blustery run!  By the time I returned to work it
was snowing pretty heavily.  I left work for an early, slightly long lunch, like at 9:30 am, the race started at 10:00, The actual run took me 33:00 minutes!  While I didn't break any records or anything, I finished, and was not last.  I now have a base to go by and a target for improvement.  Next time, I want to be able to run by MY definition the entire race!
This is the best pic I have, the other one is frightening wind swept hair scary!  
I so wish I could be beautiful at all moments in life. . . especially windy running days!

I was back on the job by 11:30.  quick, short, but yet very exciting!  The thing that amazes me the most is that those that I work with were somewhat amused that I could come back to work right after a race.  They obviously are not into these types of sports, a 5K (3.1 miles), I do more than that as a training session  before  work and on occasion that happens as early as 4:30 am.

1 comment:

  1. You are an inspiration to me Annette. Thanks for sharing. Barbara