Ours is going well so far. Wolfgang came home Tuesday evening, and Chaco made it yesterday afternoon. I know they are just down the road, but it still feels a bit like "having everyone home for Thanksgiving". I guess I should cook something...
But so far, so good. Wolfgang and I went and Turkey Trotted this morning along with about 3700 others. Nice day for it: sunny, about 35 degrees, little breeze. If it was last Thursday's weather, we would've surely bagged it.
I still don't know how I did overall. I was hoping to come in under 24:00, but the results weren't posted by the time I got tired of waiting around. Figured I'd just check the results online. Currently, this, according to the results site:
There are currently no results posted for this race.
Okay, no biggie. I know I didn't win one of the prize turkeys, but I'm just curious. And while there are not yet any results available, there's already a youtube video of the start. I found myself (I wish) right at about the 0:57 mark
See me? I'm wearing a stylish maroon colored Turkey Trot shirt and white knee-hi's
The first mile was a slow go as we were pretty bunched up. The second mile opened up some, but still some jockeying for position here and there. By the third mile, I finally felt I could move freely, so tried to open it up and make up for lost time from earlier.
Afterward, as I was walking around looking for Wolfgang and anyone else I knew while waiting for results to be posted, this woman who was sitting on a curb hailed me.
"Hey! How old are you?!"
I looked down to see a petitie woman in a flourescent fleece headband. "Uhm... I'm 49... How old are you?" seemed like the appropriate reply.
"Oh, I'm 50! I just changed age categories this year, and you went flying past me in that last mile so I was wondering if you were in my category!"
Great. I would've rather she'd just written me off as a 30-something *cough*
So we talked turkey for a while. She was pretty cool and had lots of energy. Should've gotten her name, but when I left I just told here "Good jaaahb, Happy Thanksgiving" Get ready to eat my old lady dust next year.
Okay, not that last part, but I'll look for her.
Update: So they really did keep track! My official time was 23:31, finished 3rd in my age group. Though not a PR, I met my sub-24:00 goal. And I also found my old lady friend's result. She took first in her age category. Way to go, Susie!
Oh, and if you watch the first seconds of the video, you'll see "The Flash" out in front. I figured he was a rabbit, but he actually won! Finished in like 15 minutes in that Flash suit, made it look easy.