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Turkey Trot 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

Run a 5K Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day? Me??? At the invitation of my son and with much encouragement, I began my training following SparkPeopleís 5K Your Way Running Training Program a couple of months in advance. When Thanksgiving Day arrived, I was ready! I was not concerned with the amount of time it would take for me to cross the finish line; I just wanted to cross it.

It was a cool 29 degrees that morning. Upon arriving at the registration desk, we were issued our bib numbers with timing chips attached.

(Thatís me, 684.)

(Waiting for the start.)

(Warming up.)

Iíve participated in 5Ks before, but never one of this size! There must have been over 700 participants! But the crowd did not intimidate me.

(Runners at the starting line.)

My son and his girlfriend ran with me from beginning to end, coaching and encouraging me all along the route. It was wonderful to share this experience with them.

(Approaching the finish line.)

(Team organizers announced our names as we crossed the finish line together.)

(Mission accomplished!)

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DMF2012 11/27/2012 3:26PM

    Good for you! Congrats!

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OPTIMIST1948 11/24/2012 7:18PM

    Awesome! You never forget your first race. (And I think I was #684 for one of my races... must check...serendipity?)

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TATTER3 11/24/2012 12:49AM

    Keep Sparkin'!!

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SHESMITH1 11/23/2012 11:52PM

    You're amazing! Congratulations on setting a goal and working a plan to accomplish it!

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LJOYCE55 11/23/2012 9:36PM

  What a great way to start the holiday season. Congratulations.

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VEENAS1 11/23/2012 6:54PM

    What a wonderful thing to do on Thanksgiving. And to have your son and his girlfriend there with you makes it even more special. I will say it again, you are an inspiration to everyone!

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LOOKINGUP2012 11/23/2012 6:51PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Loved your pictures!

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BABY_GIRL69 11/23/2012 6:39PM

    Now that's how you spend family time on Thanksgiving Day!
God bless,


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DEBBYFROMMT 11/23/2012 5:36PM

    What fun! And such a cool way to start Thanksgiving with you son and his girlfriend! You should be proud!

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JUMPINJULIE 11/23/2012 4:46PM

    emoticon emoticon . That is so awesome.

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KELPIE57 11/23/2012 11:08AM

    How lovely to run with your son and gf

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GRNDMOM43 11/23/2012 10:48AM

    emoticon Great Run! It is wonderful that your family could join you! emoticon

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SWDESERTLOVER 11/23/2012 9:59AM

    Great pictures. emoticon emoticon

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LESLIELENORE 11/23/2012 9:48AM

    emoticon emoticon That is wonderful that you got to do it together!

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MJ7DM33 11/23/2012 9:25AM

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JACKIE542 11/23/2012 9:10AM

    Looks like great fun. I might have to try this one day. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NEVERORNOW 11/23/2012 9:09AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Great pictures, and I'm so proud of you!

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PURPLELVR7 11/23/2012 8:41AM

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HOLLYM48 11/23/2012 8:40AM

    How Awesome! That is just wonderful. I could walk a 5K no problem, but running is another thing all together. Congrats on doing it. Beautiful pictures and what a neat thing to do with your son and his girlfriend.
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