The "challenges" are not that difficult. In this case, it was a word search based off of a fill-in-the-blank set of questions based off some reading materials. We learned about holiday safety: proper food prep, temps, and storage, what not to feed the pets while everyone else is pigging out, winter travel safety, etc. I mean, c'mon, I was a lunch lady - that stint paid off! And now I'm pretty sure I will never own or use a turkey deep fryer.
Ironically, much of the stuff in the basket from the Health and Safety group is not so healthy. I have yet to try the bacon flavored hot chocolate (?).
In other prize news, I got an email from the turkey trot people that there were prizes for top 3 finishers in each age division. I swung by the Young Men's Christian Association yesterday and claimed this cute mug, from which I'm sippin' my coffee as I type.
They recently posted some photos from the race, so I was perusing for photos of myself and Wolfgang and his friends. I took second in my age group, and there were a couple of ladies in the next older group who also beat me. Those two older ladies have beaten me before (i.e. every time we've run in the same event), and I'm well acquainted with them as they are well known in the local running community.
However, the name of the woman who took first in my age division was unfamiliar. So as I was perusing the race pics, I thought I'd look for her to see if I recognized her at all - to match a name with the face.
It didn't take long, and I found "her".
Now, despite this clever disguise I've applied, I think we can all agree that this is not a 52-year-old woman, but rather a virile dude in his early 20s.
A bit further investigation, and I pieced together the events of Thanksgiving morning.
- Mom, 20-something son, and teenage daughter register for the turkey trot
- Mom and daughter enjoy the event, starting and finishing together
- Son runs his own race and meets up with them after.
- Son wears Mom's bib instead of his own, takes first place for the old ladies
HA! I'm sure this was not done on purpose because who would intentionally try to throw the results of the old lady division of a turkey trot?
I mean, it's a cute mug, but...