I had looked up my time from last year, and was pretty sure I wasn't going to be that fast this year, but I wanted to go out and see what I could do.
The first mile was fast, sub 7 minutes. I thought, Whoa I'm pretty sure I can't hold this. I found a happy pace, slower but more manageable. I noted where I was at the turn around, which was in the top ten for females. My goal then was to not get passed by too many people so I could finish in the top ten. My Garmin again shut off mid race, I was pretty disappointed, but it took pressure off to keep looking. I focused on songs and where I was at.
Right near the finish stretch a girl pulled up to my left, I hung with her, and when we got closer, I poured it on, she stayed right with me. We ended up with another man on my right, she passed me at the finish and I edged out the man. Fun to race to the finish!
I waited to watch Melissa finish, she did great. Then I had to get back because my family was arriving at the house. I texted Bill my goodbye. He told me I should stay. I found out why, right after I pulled in he sent me this text:
We enjoyed a great Turkey Day with my parents, brother, niece, in-laws, and Jason's Auntie. I am so lucky to have family that can come together from both sides, they come to my place, and they bring most of the food!
We went for a short walk, but I still felt full. I guess excessive eating for a whole day, can't be undone with a walk!
My friends came over for our annual Craft Day-Black Friday shopping. It was a lot of laughing, fun, lack of sleep, filled day. We ended with Breaking Dawn movie-so GOOD! I enjoyed my day and am thankful for great times like that with friends.
Runstreak-not happening. Going to focus on getting back into a regular rountine.
How was your Thanksgiving? Are you Runstreaking? How is it going?
Still time to enter the Blue Ridge Marathon giveaway!