i love love love thanksgiving. and, it is tomorrow. I celebrated last night, with friends of mine, both known and [previously] unknown, by a potluck thanksgiving dinner. it was amazing, and so much fun. good food, good laughs, good wine, good dessert, good people.
and, tomorrow, I will run the Turkey trot Gotta love throwing in a 10km race on thanksgiving morning, just for the fun of it. and, at least there will be a man dressed up in a turkey costume. in fact, that might be the highlight of the day. the 13 degree, rainy forecast will definitely not be the highlight. but, nevertheless, I am excited :) 10k's are so much fun!
so, race was great. it was pretty funny, it reminded me of swimming in a triathlon, where aroud the corners, it get so tight, and on the straights, you try to find a line, or someone to stick behind in order not to get trampled down... Try putting about 1700 people on a 20ft wide path, around winding corners, with small pilons in the way, and telling them to run as fast as they can. then, throw a dog into the mix, who is trying to navigate his way with a stick, to the water. then, mix in the rain and a bit of wind, and the clouds and coldness. it all amounts to a great start to thanksgiving day! i just about died laughing at one point about how hilarious this whole thing was. i mean really. don't we have better things to do with our lives? and, can someone explain to me why i just can't get enough of racing!?
:D love it!
final chip time, 52 minutes. not so shabby for having run only about 3 times in the last 4 weeks. the whole thing felt good, and then the 4 hours warming up in a coffee shop, and reading my book was a great way to spend a good part of the day.
now, i am going to get all cozy again, in my bed, and finish off my book.