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Turkey trot 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

So Alayne sent a simple text yesterday morning: "Want to run the Turkey trot tomorrow?" So I said "Sure". And then I started to think about it. ALL DAY! And NIGHT! What the HECK was I thinking????

But really, how hard could it be? I mean.... I work out 5 to 6 days a week. Pshhh. And it is only 3 miles. So why the worry, right? Well lets play a game and relive those awful thoughts.

1. I'll never make it. Alayne will look graceful and effortlessly run the course. I wont.
2. What if I have to pee?
3. Children will run faster than me. And old people. And people pushing strollers.
4. Knowing me I'll fall. Twice.
5. I'm too out of shape.
6. 3 miles is a long way.
7. What if I have to pee?

Well. You get the picture. So when we got to registration I was pretty nervous but excited. And I had to pee. But we had a good thirty minutes before the start of the race. We talked to people and figured out where the start and finish was. Same place. Whew! No getting lost! We went to the bathroom and just like that it was time!!

So how did it go?? Pretty good! I DID make it! In 32:45. Good enough for this old lady. :-) People passed me. But I passed people. And you know what? I didn't care. I was so focused on the run that I pretty much just zoned out on everyone else. Children (Little buggers are fast!) old people and the people with strollers were just peripheral fluff. I never fell. Whew! 3 miles IS a long way, but manageable. I really need to work on my breathing. And thank you Lord...... I didn't have to pee! '

We have already planned on another race when she is in town. I had a fabulous time! And even if I was a little too out of shape and winded I loved today!!

Oh yeah. Alayne did look graceful and ran the course effortlessly while I sucked air like I was drowning. But we finished together. :-)
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