Our turkey is cooking and I've got a few other things in process, but first... the 5k turkey trot!
Plus, it's only about a 5k from our house, so Wolfgang and I just headed out and jogged on over. Heck, it takes me that long to get warmed up anyways.
I was soon left to my own devices once Wolfgang found his pack of friends. I lined up with a few other parent orphans.
I'm not too anal about my time, but I was hoping to finish under 24:00. Shortly after the start of the run - heralded by some broadcast rockin' by the Village People (YMCA event...) - this kid about Meego's age tripped and fell right in front of me! And we were still in packed-in mode!
A few others and I stopped to make sure he was okay and wouldn't get trampled. Tough guy got right back up and continued the race. The rest of the race continued without incident with a nice variety of hills and curves. It did remain relatively more crowded than I would prefer the whole way, requiring near constant jockeying for position, but that's part of the fun too.
Somewhere in the last mile, a guy asked where we were time-wise. I told him I didn't know. I did have my watch on, but I use it for telling the time of day... His look said, "thanks a lot for nuthin'!" Or maybe he was just disgruntled because I was passing him in the process :D.
My finishing time was 24:08, so I didn't quite make the goal. I could say that the young turkey trot tripper added those crucial seconds, but truthfully, I think last night's Asian Buffet dinner was more of a factor than he was! The results put me as 7th fastest old lady.
Afterwards came the task of trying to find Wolfgang among the 3000+ assorted "friends". I don't wear my glasses when I run, and that goes for races too. I just needed to find the dark-haired kid in the black shirt. Yeah, good luck with that.
I did find him eventually. He did 19:06 in the very blue shoes. So a fun start to a very thankful day.
I'm thankful for my blog friends! Thank you for stopping by as regularly as you do. I started this quest to blog every day for a year a little over a year ago, and it means a lot to me the you have followed along so consistently! Couldn't have done it (be doing it) withoutcha, really! *tissues, please*
Happy Thanksgiving from all the AbbyNormal staff!