(reprint from my running blog)
Mot and I drove down to St. Louis over Thanksgiving to spend the holiday with family.
Thursday morning, the 5 of us got up and participated in the local 5K race. Chesterfield, MO Turkey Trot 2010
Linda, Amanda and Kent before the race. It was rainy, misty and chilly...awesome running weather!!!!
We signed Mot up at the last minute, since everyone else was going to be running. Not sure how excited he was about it....but he had fun.
Whether he admits it or not! :-)
All 5 of us before the start.
Not sure on the exact number of people that showed up...but it was over 2000.
The two boys stuck together......while we three ladies split up.
The run was fun. It wasn't a flat course, but it wasn't mountain climbing either. I took off at the start, like I always do. Too fast.
My Nike sportband says I ran the first mile in just over 5 minutes....pretty sure it was delusional. I don't think I could run that fast.....on roller skates...with a jet pack. :-)
I did end up taking a couple of walk breaks, at the top of a couple of hills....but ran for nearly all of it.
Still trying to figure out how to dress for cooler weather running. I was stripping layers as I ran, and was still pretty warm. I'll get it figured out...in time for summer to come around again. :-)
OK...I know this shot is blurry, but I was taking pictures on the run, give me a break. See the two in the middle (she's wearing shorts)? She lives about a mile from me. They happened to be talking about Omaha weather when they ran by, and I chimed in.
How funny to be 7 hours away from home, and then end up running with someone who lives almost in your backyard!!! :-)
There were quite a few dogs on the route. This black lab reminded me quite a bit of Sam. I can't wait for Sam to be old enough to run with me!!!!!!!
After the race....still all smiles!!!!!
(3.1 miles, 10:00 pace)
(to be cont)