Already Smellin' the Turkey

I'm already smelling the turkey and tasting those mashed taters on my tongue. But before I get that far, I've signed up for our local 5K that is held Thanksgiving morning. Since I've 'become a runner', I have run this course a couple of times. Once with Doug's kiddos and the other with Karen and her family. It's becoming a tradition for me. And I love traditions. I really look forward to it.

A couple of perks:

  • Since I may (or may not) work on the campus where the race is being held, I receive a discount on the run.
  • Since I was one of the first 500 to sign up (around 455ish), I get a free stocking cap. Gotta love the freebies. I love stocking caps for winter running.

Tonight Doug and I went for a run. It was the first time this fall I threw on a long sleeved shirt, tights and gloves. It was a little cool starting out. The wind was blowing fierce from the South and it was chilly. Doug asked, "3 or 4"? 4 of course. It was my first run since the marathon on Sunday and it felt good to get out and go. We averaged a 10:27 for our 4 miles. Not too shabby.

And...logged my first 4 miles on my new Garmin.

Now we're sitting in front of the fire. Ahhh...What a great fall night.


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  2. I'm jealous of your nice fall run and clothes you get to don already, I'm still in the tank top and shorts weather down here in southern california!