Thursday, December 2, 2010

Trotting, Tailgating, and Turkey!

This Thanksgiving marked the fifth year I ran the RRRC Turkey Trot.  I love this race--friends to run and party with, a challenging course, and the start is a mile from our house.  This year I wasn't expecting much in terms of times.  My running is just ramping back up, with 6-7 miles farthest I've run since Vineman in July.  As much as I would love to be able to beat my husband in this race, it just looks like it'll never happen. Joe ran a speedy 48 minute 10k, and I set a 40 second pr on the course with a time of just barely over 57 minutes. My mantra was to work the downhills (thinking all the time of my friend Jill), and to survive the uphills.  Here is a map of the course, along with elevations:
Joe was a dear and zipped home to pick up Joey and the breakfast casseroles.  Sharon brought mimosas, and other friends brought more goodies.  No better way to kick off a day of eating than with a little run and a little tailgate!

After that, it was time to pack the pies in the car and head to Williamsburg.  Cousins Maggie and Jenny were kind enough to get the turkey going, and we had a great time watching football, catching up, and hanging out.  Here I am getting some good snuggle time with Mia and Duncan while reading:
Looking ahead is a 10mi trail run on Dec 5th, perhaps a Christmas light run or 5k, time at the beach with the family and in-laws.  I can't wait for #1 son to come home from his deployment to Iraq!  He is done with his missions and is packing up.  He should be home in time for Christmas--I can't think of a better present.


Melissa said...

Yeah for your son coming home!

Sorry I didn't tell you I was in DC for turkey day, seems like my brain is only functioning on 50% capacity these past few months. I'm excited to see you in March!

Congrats on the course pr, that looks like a tough profile. Mmmmmm...breakfast casserole....drool.

GoBigGreen said...

Hey you! Glad to hear all is well and you will be together at Xmas, what a wonderful gift.
Things are ok here, we can talk live sometime before the 25th ok:)

ADC said...

Yay for him coming back home. I get goosebumps just thinking about it.