Thursday, November 28, 2013

time warp

Happy Thanksgiving!

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.

Bon Apetit!


LL Cool Joe said...

I saw you without you describing what you were wearing. Just looking at you all makes me feel knackered.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Guano said...

Nice job on the Turkey Trottin' -- you go Girl! Next year will be even more impressive, since you'll be a "Fresh" Five-O. And I tell ya, nothing did more for my ol' military PT scores than moving up into the next age category. I almost wanted to hang around another year just to take the test at 50.


And btw, we did our own little Turk-Trotting this morning in similar weather, only it was a brisk hike up a mou'ain to a parasail launch site -- about 2hrs round trip (hiking back down, NOT sailing!). Feelin' the burn now, gonna feel the L-tryptophan later!

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I was wondering if you would do the Turkey Trot again this year. Nice to hear you trotted a little faster than you thought! Third place in your category is awesome - especially since you're on the high end. (That was meant to be a compliment.....)
Next year you'll be the young one. Take no prisoners!

Abby said...

Good eyes Joey!

terri said...

Congrats on a great finish! I was surprised that someone asked you your age. Seems rude! But I guess in this situation, it's appropriate.

Abby said...

Nice Turky Trottin' on your end! I know I would definitely skip the parasailing. Even if I was lots younger than 50.

Abby said...

OH, yeah, I see it's a compliment there :). I'd like to think that the two who beat me are low-enders. Yeah, I'm going with that

Abby said...

Ha, yep normally it'd be rude, but I knew what she was getting at!

Riot Kitty said...

Woot! Congrats! And you look REALLY young, so methinks you're really about 30 and you're making this up to get compliments.

Rock Chef said...

Well done on the place!

Good jaaahb! Number One Son has taken to saying that in a really sarcastic way. Love it!

Abby said...

Thanks for the compliment :)

Abby said...

I feel it's best to draw out the "jaaahb", either in sarcasm or sincerity.

Anita said...

It was fun watching a little of the video! I think it was up to 71 hits when I tuned in. They should put your name on the credits.

Congratulations on getting in under you time goal! Next year, get yourself a Flash suit for even better results. :)

Abby said...

Flash was so Hawt!
If he's there next year, maybe I should line up right behind him, know what I'm sayin'?

meleah rebeccah said...

Happy belated Thanksgiving! And KUDOS on 3rd place! That's fantastic!