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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Turkey Trot Eve

Today has been a busy and hectic day with work and then running around afterward trying to get some errands done before Turkey Day tomorrow -- let's just say that when Jerry called me and I was in the Target parking lot, I told him I was about to "kick someone in the teeth."

That's when I know I need a good run. So, I got home, dumped groceries, etc on Jerry and then got my running stuff on and headed out the door. I did 3 miles in 27:33 and it felt good to get out there and pound away my day's frustrations on the pavement. Take that sidewalk!

Thank god I have running; otherwise, I might be ramming people with my car this time of year.

Anyway...now I feel calm and love humanity again, and that means I'm ready to ring in the Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow! To start with, Jerry and I are running the Tamarac Turkey Trot 5K! This is my 4th year running this race, and it's probably my favorite one on the calendar -- mostly because the course begins across the street from our house and we run right in front of our place. So I can sleep a little later, I don't have to drive and park, and when I'm done, I just walk back in my front door: Just as easy as running any weekly 3 miler.

Plus, the course is a nice loop, and the weather is typically cool and crisp on Thanksgiving morn. But this year, it should be extra special since Jerry is joining me for the first time. So, I'm not gonna be out there aiming for a PR; instead, I'm just gonna enjoy the race and try to pace Jerry through his first 5K.

I'll report back tomorrow about the Turkey Trot, so have a good Turkey Eve everyone: I hope you have visions of stuffing in your dreams tonight!

14 comments:

MCM Mama said...

Have a great race tomorrow! You go, Jer!

I love our Turkey Trot as well. It starts just down the street, runs past my house and ends at the local park. Jones and Shoo get to see mommy run and play on the playground. What's not to love?!

Shoe Running said...

Way to go giving the sidewalk a good pounding :) That's always the best way to burn off some steam!

Have fun at the turkey trot :) Can't wait to hear how it turns out!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Have fun and good luck at the race. and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

AnthonyP said...

Best of luck. Happy Thanksgiving !

teacherwoman said...

Good luck tomorrow and enjoy the race! I will be turkey trotting as well, 4th year in a row for me too!

Laurel said...

That's awesome! Have fun tomorrow with Jerry! Good luck to you both. Enjoy the turkey later.

Erin said...

Good luck Jer-Bear! Please take pictures of Jerry in running shorts and shoes...I need proof that he ran the race. No shit will be dealt, just need proof. Enjoy!

MN Mom said...

Good luck to you and especially Jerry! Take it easy Jer.

David said...

Holy cow, you are going to OWN that turkey trot! This is your home turf; gots ta repr'zent!

Happy Thanksgiving (and late happy anniversary) to you and Sir Jerry, Earl of the Sink.

Marci said...

That sounds like a great way to spend time with your husband. Have a great Thanksgiving.

Christie said...

Happy Turkey Day running!

nwgdc said...

Have a great run! AND HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!

Jamoosh said...

I hate stuffing!!!

Have a great Trot. Although I must ask, does anyone trot during a turkey trot?

Happy Thanksgiving

Mrs. K said...

I hope Jerry doesn't collapse! :) have fun!