A New Tradition Has Begun – Turkey Trot 11-27-08 5 Miler
It was delightful. The Turkey Trot i mean! I know….paying $20 to run 5 miles on Thanksgiving day may or may not be your thing. But, it is now officially my thing! My new tradition. For me! It was delightful.
Because of my cough/wheeze thing i was seriously thinking about skipping it. Sleeping in perhaps and snuggling with my blankey to watch the Macy’s Parade!! YEAH RIGHT!!! I knew that really wasn’t possible for me.
So, i drove down to Prospect Park (Brooklyn)…picture Central Park just a little smaller. It’s really only 5 miles to the park so i could have run there, but then when i did the math, that would mean 15 miles. YIKES!!!
It was delightful. The weather was perfect. Lots of people all saying good morning to me. I thought to myself, don’t these people know we are in NY? People in NY usually don’t say good morning. Boy was i wrong!!!
The race started at 9AM SHARP!!! I mean there were tons of people still checking their bags in, when the gun went off. I, of course was right there at the starting line. I decided to run with my camera which was possibly a mistake but i really wanted to document the race. So i stopped about 1 minute into the race to take a few photos.
People running (gosh folks i don’t smell)
People running towards me (Yay i don’t smell afterall)
Pretty view…(no i didn’t stop to pee in the lake)
|Date:||11/27/08 09:00 AM|
|Pace:||9′ 39 min/mile|
|MILE||PACE (MIN/MILE)||SPEED (MPH)||ELEVATION
|ACTUAL||+/- AVG||ACTUAL||+/- AVG|
|1||9′ 57||+0′ 18||6.0||-0.2||-30 ft|
|2||9′ 32||-0′ 07||6.3||+0.1||+33 ft|
|3||9′ 52||+0′ 13||6.1||-0.1||+66 ft|
|4||9′ 02||-0′ 37||6.6||+0.4||-85 ft|
|5||9′ 36||-0′ 03||6.2||+0.0||+7 ft|
Please forgive me on the lack of a proper race report. All i can really remember is hitting mile 3. At mile 3 it was about 1/2 mile of uphill running. You know like running up Mount Everest only smaller. It was hard. But, it was delightful.
I did not go into this race with a goal in mind. I just wanted to have fun. So, Seth said 48.14. I have yet to see the official race report. It was chip timed. I did not know how to put the chip on my shoulder, oops i mean sneaker. Somebody helped me.
That was nice of him. I didn’t have change to tip him. He was nice.
So, thats my race report. It was delightful.
Oh, one more thing. I got lost trying to find my car. I walked 1/2 mile in the wrong direction to the wrong parking lot. My car wasn’t there. So, i had to walk 1/2 mile back along the course. There i got to cheer on some of the slower runners and walkers. They seemed to appreciate my WOOHOO’s and YOU GO GIRL!! I seemed to have called all of the people girls. They smiled. All was good.
It was delightful. And being that today is also TGIF PHOTO FRIDAY i will model my new winter coat and hat!!!
I know, i’m too adorable for words, so none needed. Unless, of course if you feel the need to comment!!!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU ALL!!! I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!