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My real life is a lot like THS (True Hollywood Story) except there's no fame, fortune, or drug addiction. Instead, I'm happily married, have two children, and a dog who's prone to barfing at 3 am. I love them all, but I also have to run away from them every day. I always run back, though.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Trot Time!

It's official: I've registered for my first, and probably only, race of 2011!  The annual Tamarac Turkey Trot.
This will be my 7th year, in a row, running the 5K, and honestly, it's one of the things I love most about Thanksgiving.  Plus, I can't beat this race location: It starts across the street and the course goes right by my house.  I get to have a race atmosphere on the 3 mile loop I run 3-4 times a week, which is Awesome Sauce in my book.

On a side note, I actually got around to registering today because I came home early from work.  I've gots the laryngitis, and it turns out, barely being able to speak above a whisper isn't all that effective for a teacher (although, it does force them to listen really, really hard).  Anyhoo, my voice is just getting worse the more I talk, so I managed to get a colleague to cover 2 of my classes and then I had to cancel one (I know, my students shed a river of tears).

But, being home, unexpectedly, has opened up a window of time to get some shiz done, and race registration was numero uno on my list!

14 comments:

Nicole @ "Haute Runner" said...

Yay for signing up for a race. Boo to being sick again! Rest up!

James said...

Sounds good. I'll be doing my first Turkey Trot this year. Looking forward to going into my thanksgiving meal in a calorie deficit. Enjoy!

Erin said...

Andy registered and will be running with you.

I hope you feel better. The question is...will your kids listen closely? :-)

Chicken said...

I love Turkey Trots, but I don't think the town of Amarillo, TX believes in races of any sort, so I'll be making up my own 5K or 10K course!

Get better soon!

Jamoosh said...

It's going to be your best race of the year!

Nobel4Lit said...

Wahoo! That sounds like fun! That means I shouldn't just sit around on Thanksgiving? Pooh!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Awesome Sauce???????????HA

MCM Mama said...

Nothing beats running a race in your own neighborhood. I love our TT for the same reason.

Hope your voice comes back soon.

N.D. said...

woo hoo! that sounds great!

Wondering Runner said...

**heads up, lurker coming out of the woodwork** ;)

This blog post sounds strangely familiar to recent experiences of my own...got over laryngitis about a month ago and almost had it again last week (also stopping me from teaching)...and I am also a huge fan of the Turkey Trot! Running a race in your own neighborhood is awesome, you'll have your own personal cheering section.

Love the blog and good luck with the race!

Carolina John said...

Good luck and enjoy the 5k, and I hope the throat feels better soon!

Jim ... 50after40 said...

My wife Michael and I ran a Turkey Day 5K before, it was awesome, but haven't ran one since for some reason. Good luck!

Viper said...

I haven't run a turkey trot since I was kid, and that was only once (and only one mile). I'm contemplating one this year. Good luck. Cheers!

Marlene said...

That should be fun! Sounds like a great tradition. Got to love a race in your 'hood.