Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope ya’ll are all having a wonderful day and thinking about all the things you are thankful for!! I am so blessed and am thankful for so much!! I am spending the day at my parents house and am super excited for the yummy dinner tonight!!
This morning, my dad went with me to the Turkey Trot 4 miler as my camera man!! This was a larger race than I normally run, I think they said there was around 2000 people!! It was pretty chilly this morning, around 40 degrees with a pretty strong wind that made it SO much colder!! It wasn’t very fun standing there freezing waiting for the race to start, but once I did I was fine! Even got a little warm at the end!!
The race was at Shelby Farms, which is a huge park in Memphis with tons of running trails, lakes, biking trails, etc. The race was on a paved trail that was only wide enough for 3 people across so that meant I was weaving around people the entire 4 miles! It got a little frustrating at times! The course was a little hilly but I’m used to that!! I went out fast (for me) and kept telling myself to slow down but I was just really getting into passing people! Haha! That’s ok because I still had a lot left in me at the end and was really able to push it my last mile!! My official time (chip and Garmin time were the same) was 35:44!! A new PR!! I was hoping to run around 37 minutes because I have done that recently on my training runs and was going to be really happy to beat my previous time of 36:xx from a few years ago, and I did both! I don’t think I have ever run 4 miles that fast! That means just under 9 minute miles! Wohoo! I am so pumped!! Here are some pics from the race:
Before the race, waiting to start. Luckily I was able to wear my warm jacket and hand it off to my dad right before the start!
That’s me in the red if you can’t tell :) This was right at mile 1. And then unfortunately, the camera died :(
After the race, my dad and I walked another 4.5 miles around Shelby Farms. Gotta burn all the calories I can for all the food I’m gonna eat tonight! Haha!!
The POTM challenge is officially over today. I am proud to say that I logged 122.5 miles from Nov 1-26th!! My goal was 100 and I definitely surpassed that!!
Well, gotta get back to the family! Enjoy your Turkey Day!!
Posted in: on Thursday, November 26, 2009 at at 2:10 PM