Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving! (for lack of a better title idea)

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American friends!  And I'm thankful for all of my blog friends no matter what your citizenry!

Wolfgang and I went Turkey Trotting this morning.  It's a beautiful November day, so as expected, there was a huge turnout - over 3000 runners I think.

I don't race very often, so for someone who usually runs alone in the dark wee hours of the morning, this was quite fun to be part of such a hoard.

My goal was to be first for my age group, but some 45-year-young buck beat me, so I got second.  Well, I was still the fastest old lady...  Time was 22:46, so I'm good with that.

Update: Official results = second fastest old lady.
Wolfgang made an impressive showing at 60th overall.  For a race of 3000+ people, he would probably get into Harvard in a test score analogy.  19:36 for him.

So it was a nice way to start the day.  And I got this cute squishy turkey for my efforts.  I can't decide what to name him/her.  Our sacrificial turkey is about ready to eat, and the aroma is making the cat and dog a bit more mental than they usually are. 

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my blog friends!


  1. NICE finishes for both you and Wolfgang! Congrats!

    Hope you enjoyed your sacrificial turkey and had a wonderful Thanksgiving day.

  2. Nicely done! No exertion here; we all Tryptophan'd instead.
    "XTerra" 5K in the mou'ains next weekend, though!

  3. Congrats on the run - great results for both of you.

    I must admit that when you said about Turkey Trotting I thought it must be one of those strange events - something like the Running of the Bulls, but with turkeys...

    You could call the turkey Terence. I used to have a friend who to call his Christmas turkey Terence Trent Turkey (as in Terence Trent d'Arby)...

  4. Man, run like the wind! I can't even fathom anything under 30 minutes for a 5K right now! Actually, that's my goal - to better my time from the last race. YOU ROCK!!!

  5. Great job and congrats for knocking out a 5k before tackling the turkey and dressing. 3000 people is a sizable crowd for a Turkey Trot. I used to do a 10k every year in Dallas, but have gotten lazy. 2nd place and 22:46 ain't too bad for the old lady category. Last summer, I did a 5k Father's Day Cancer run and actually came in 2nd in my age group/category (cancer survivor).