It was nice to take a little break from the relocating activities with some food and family time. As I mentioned, Magnum's sister and her husband hosted Thanksgiving for the third year in a row. They are both very good cooks and have a newly remodeled kitchen, so everything was plentiful and yummo. Chaco, Wolfgang, and Meego all made the trip, too.
I always sign up, because it's a charity run. They were very good about updating us on the course conditions leading up to the race.
In a word, conditions were crappy, but 2400 of my closest friends and I decided, "eh, what the hell"
It was a chilly mid-20 degrees at the start and foggy. The course was messy/ icy/ slushy, and I don't think anyone was out there to break any records. Participation is usually around 5,000, but I wasn't surprised at the relatively low turnout.
It was actually quite fun. It usually is anyway, but with the sloppy conditions, the "lust for winning" was greatly diminished, and we all just slogged through thinking of how silly it seemed. I noticed this girl's hoodie message while perusing race photos. Where does one get such a hoodie?
I ended up 2nd place for the old ladies. Nancy beats me every year. She's 59 years old! But Nancy and I both beat some young whippersnappers, and all things considered - "Ack! Slush! It's in my mouth!" - I'm happy with my stats:
So here we are, black Friday. No shopping for us as the packing and cleaning continues, but yesterday was fun, plus MY oven is clean 😌