Friday, November 26, 2010

Bethlehem 1st Annual Turkey Trot

Yesterday was Thanksgiving,and I planned to start my day off by running the 1st Annual Bethlehem Turkey Trot. The goal was to take at least 4 minutes off the time of may last race, since I was really sucking wind that day.

Well, I didn't meet my goal. In fact, I added 4 minutes to my last race time. But, I don't care. No, really, I'm happy to have been slower than I was a month ago. Now, I know all you runners are scratching your heads, trying to figure out what the heck has gotten into me.
I can answer that in one word...Mackenzie! That's right. Mack ran the race with me! My seven year old finished her first ever 5k! With no official training. When I woke up yesterday morning, she said she wanted to go with me to the race. I explained to her how far the run would be, and she decided to give it a try!
So, off we went, to register and get our numbers!

She worked really hard to do her best. Here she is in the 3rd mile!

She finished strong, and was happy to see Kevin, Shayna and Jack there to cheer her on! Here we are in our post race excitement.

It was a great morning, an I'm so proud of her for running the race with me.She says she wants to do another one!I'm trying to keep my glee in check, but it's exciting to think she might be my future running partner!


PennyCandy said...

This is so cool. I am so happy and proud for both of you.

NP Diva said...

It was sooo awesome to see her running with you!! Really glad she went with you and had a blast doing the run :-)

Staci Dombroski said...

That is so awesome!! Hopefully it is a start of a new tradition!! Have a great week!

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Felicia said...

I promise I've been reading your blog!!!! We just switched ISP's so now our internet runs much faster and I can leave comments without trying to tear my hair out! So glad you have a future running buddy! That is very special! I hope the Diet Coke withdrawls are going away.....I'm sure that's been a tough habit to kick! Good luck!!!!

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