Wednesday, November 28, 2018

prize-a-rama and an impostor

Just prior to Thanksgiving, Magnum's safety group at work had another of their many contests.  These things seem to happen mostly around the holidays with offers of prizes.  We always enter, I think we got a basket a year or two ago.  And once again, we're weiners!  Mag brought home one of ten gift baskets...

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...


Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Okay that is bizarre. No, those hairy legs do not belong to a woman. Let us know how the bacon cocoa is. That sounds like a weird combo to me.

Annsterw said...

LOL! That is is funny!!!! I can assure you they did not do it to win!! We had the same experience with the 10K in Pittsburgh this year! LOL!!! Here's how it went down!
I registered to run as well as about five others from my family. Prior to race day, I was told I am no longer allowed to run due to knee injuries by my Orto...We could not get my money back so my 10 year old nephew used my bib. That begin said; I got my best time ever...under a 10 minute mile and I have NEVER done that in my entire life!!!! LOL!!!!

Annsterw said...

PS - I love chocolate covered bacon so I am betting the hot cocoa is TO DIE FOR!

LL Cool Joe said...

So if you are drinking coffee from that mug, how come it's not tipping all over the floor in your photo? :D

Btw You always win stuff, I'm jealous. I want chocolate and bacon, but not together.

Chatty Crone said...

I don't like when people cheat!

How was the chocolate bacon?

Abby said...

Margaret, I was a bit surprised at the bacon/cocoa combo myself. Still haven't tried it.

Ann, nice job on that 10K! ;
When I realized what happened at the turkey trot, I'm thinking this sort of thing happens a lot!

Joey, not a drop of spilled coffee! Blog magic, of course.

Chatty, I'm waiting for Magnum to try the chocolate bacon first. He'll try anything.

Linda Hensley said...

I'm now considering the idea of chocolate dipped bacon. It might be delicious? Congrats on your win!

ShadowRun300 said...

I’ve been away so long, but now I’m all caught up! Glad to see you enjoyed Thanksgiving and ran your usual trot ahead of time. I wonder how the virile dude felt about being placed in with the 50 somethin’ women. And wonder what kind of prize he got? Not that your cup is anything to hang your head about, but still. (You sure you don’t wanna try the bacon hot chocolate out of it?)

Abby said...

Linda, the chocolate bacon still exists in its packaging. I'm not quite feeling the vibe just yet!

SR300, Welcome back! I'm pretty sure dude/Mom got a mug. Only the overall weiners get the good stuff, and the 50-something ladies are typically pretty far from that podium!