Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving week here ended up being pretty good in terms of weather most days, which meant almost all my runs were done outdoors AND B and I got in a Turkey Trot. I ended the week with just under 30 miles total.
Here are some highlights:
On Thanksgiving Day, B and I ran in our local Cleveland Turkey Trot. They have a 5K and 5-mile race, and I did the 5 mile which my parents watched the kids at home. It was WINDY out (the wind was 25-35 mph winds with gusts much higher) and I’m glad we didn’t end up bringing the strollers and running with the kids.
The first mile was pretty slow, as we somehow ended up behind lots of walkers, and had a hard time really getting any space to run until more than a mile in. B and I split up at around 2 miles, since he was doing the 5K, and I ran the remaining miles by myself. But B did get a pic of before the finish line!
Here were my splits – almost negative splits. You can tell when I was able to get in some running after the crowds thinned out.
I caught a pic with this turkey, too. It was so windy that it wasn’t staying up at all.
On Friday, I didn’t get any pictures, but I got out to run some errands with LM while the boys were playing flag football with the family. We ran to pick up bread, return library books, and then home. Then, while LM took a short nap, I ran a mile or so on the treadmill.
And if you believe it or not, November is over! I finished the month with 124.48 miles.
Some questions for you:
- Do you run a local Thanksgiving race?
- How do you deal with wind when running?