Hope you all had a good Thanksgiving with your families.
We had a low key one like every year. My family is Canadian so we don't celebrate the American Thanksgiving and my in-laws are....well complicated.
The kids and I ran the local Turkey Trot for the 2nd year. It is 15 minutes away from our house and in a town I really like. It reminds me of my hometown.
This is a great race for families. It is not expensive, we can even sign up the day before without being hit with an increase in the cost. Everyone gets a long sleeve shirt, this year it's yellow...neon, all the kids get a cute medal and the 5K has a time chip.
Kids race was first and the boys did great!
It is fun to see all the little kids coming down the street after the turn around.
Jonathan (in yellow and hat) is a clown as you can see...
The start! Jonathan with his Game face on!
Coming down to the finish line, this is my new favorite picture of my kids! I LOVE it and it is going in a frame on the wall!
Will running with his eyes closed! (top right) and I think we need to work on Jonathan's form (bottom right)..what is up with his feet??!!!
My turn next.
I don't like 5Ks...feels like running death to me...it is too fast, it is painful.
I have not done speedwork in a long time so I was NOT ready for a real 5K race.
I like this course. First 2.5 miles are flat with 3 uphill sections. Last part is all downhill.
I wanted to go under 29:00 like I did last year and not puke.
We had perfect weather, 50s and sunny.
I decided to go with my team sparkles skirt for this one.
This is coming to the finish line. Do you see that little girl in front of me on the left...
she jump in front of me from the sidewalk and scared the crap out of me. I think she was trying to catch her parent...I don't know...but it was dangerous...guy next to me almost tripped..
28:38, no PR but better than last year on that course so I am happy.
Some lady who was there with her kid, was reading what it says on my jacket and asked "What HOOD is this?" I told her Mount Hood. She asked where it was and I told her Oregon. She then turned to her kid and said "It's in Canada!!!!" Pretty sad.....seriously...
Did you do Black Friday? Are you shopping today?
For me No and No.
I went for 4 miles this morning and planning on 10 tomorrow or Sunday.
Yesterday our fantastic neighbors played super loud music from 2 pm until 4:30 am. I think they are the rudest people I have ever seen. They don't care about anyone living near them. The worst part is the owner of the house is a cop so the cops do nothing about it when they are called (I know because we called before and so did other people). So I did not sleep well...I had to wear ear plugs to try to block the music.
Hope your Thanksgiving was good!