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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The Trot: A Brief Retrospective

Two years ago, Thanksgiving fell the day before my weddding and I was pretty nervous about two things: hosting Thanksgiving for all of our family who were in from out of town for the wedding and, well, getting married. So what does a runner girl do when she's nervous? Run, of course!

I luckily discovered that right outside of our new condo there was a Trot on Thanksgiving morning, so I signed up the day of and ran it. I wasn't too speedy, but I got it done and felt good, which is what I really needed that day. Here is the report from Trot 2005. A year later, I was in the middle of training for the Disney marathon and my running had taken on a new dimension -- still, I was non-chalant about the trot: I figured it would be a good, short training run and I ran 8 miles the night before. Yet, I went out there and earned my 5K PR -- 28:28. Below, is the video of my easy going finish (I'm in the orange shorts and brown t-shirt -- that's Scooter's butt at the very end).

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Tomorrow, I certainly would like to set a new PR -- as I've explained before I think the cooler weather and the familiar course are the perfect opportunity for such a race, but as I said yesterday, the pressure to do so is surprisingly nerve-wracking. Thus, I've decided to treat it as any trot should be treated: with fun. I'm gonna run that race and have a good time, and if I set a new PR, great. If not, I can't get too upset with myself. I'll let you know how it goes, and until then, enjoy your turkey day preparations!

17 comments:

Wes said...

Great video! You are gettin all technological on us and stuff... Have a great Thanksgiving! Enjoy your run, and eat more turkey :-)

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Nice that you have that captured on film.

Happy Thanksgiving and go have yourself a great trot!!

Laurel said...

That's so cute! I especially love lil Scooterinski's booty at the end.

Happy Thanksgiving!!! Enjoy the trot/turkey/alcohol!!!

Marcy said...

LMAO! I was thinking the same thing as Laurel. Love Scooter's butt at the end!! You will rock!! I know it!!! ;D ;D ;D

I change my Meez. You can make one on Meez.com or if you have a Photobucket account they have a spot (up top it's called "Make Avatar" or something along those lines) where you can make a Meez and when you're done it automatically uploads to your account (which is easiest for me LOL)

RunningCrazyAfter3 said...

I can't wait to hear how it goes. I can't watch the video from work...darn work :( Sounds like this trot is getting to be like an old friend!

Amy said...

Good luck tomorrow! I'm sure you'll pull it off!

Viv said...

Great video. Enjoy your run tomorrow! I loved Scooters butt at the end...LOL!
Have a fab Thanksgiving.

J~mom said...

Love the video! Looks like there is good energy at that race. Good luck..love your attitude!!

nwgdc said...

that video was awesome! "and that's scooter's butt at the end"...priceless!

Vanilla said...

Best of luck tomorrow. Have fun!

Happy Thanksgiving.

scott keeps running said...

you were cruisin on that video! good luck on the race tomorrow.

P.O.M. said...

Enjoy your run and food :)

Happy turkey day.

keith said...

good luck on the trot. earn that turkey & beer.

Firefly's Running said...

Good luck, Jess!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Run like a turkey who has just escaped !!

Great vid. Have a great day and HAVE FUN.

Nicole said...

Good luck.

Mary Gee said...

Please have a great race and a wonderful thanksgiving!