Friday, November 26, 2004

HOW I SPENT MY THANKSGIVING

TURKEY TROT IN LOUISVILLE 


I got up around 330am yesterday morning in anticipation of the rush to Louisville to make the race at 815am. Actually I misread my clock (old over the hill eyeballs).

I was up, I had a pot of coffee in me,  got Zorro going and off we went. It was very chilly so I had four layers on top and two on the bottom. I had my trusty small point and shoot digital that fits snugly in my pocket, hence the great picture of  Zorro and my brother N. and   my other sister "Kitsiboo".  The run was uneventful, meaning I was at the back of the pack...Curses to all you runners who practice before a 10K...WHAT'S UP WITH THAT!  It was cold with a few snow flakes.  Yet  I stripped my upper two layers pretty quickly. Zorro ran with me the entire way, even though I was slow and at times walking definitely  could have been faster than my laborious running, we finished in about 1hr 10 minutes.

This will become our Thanksgiving Day Tradition. It was great to run, if not literally, with my siblings. Zorro and I came home, laid around the living room watching American Choppers (love those nutty men) and Dinner for Five all afternoon.

Hot Brown for dinner and by the time Survivor rolled around, I could not keep my eyes open!  I awoke just in time to see the guy dodge the bullet.   

18 comments:

sieblonde said...

Kinda puts my Thanksgiving tradition of porking out and taking naps, to shame.  lol~Sie

st0rmwhispers said...

ROFL...I got tired reading it....

readmereadyou said...

Wow, I'm impressed. You say you walked more than ran. I say, good for you! I'm so lazy. LOL! You had a healthy start for the holidays. : )

Angela

my78novata said...

Yeah sure turned cold fast here. Man it was cold yesterday. Lori

my78novata said...

Yeah sure turned cold fast here. Man it was cold yesterday. Lori

suzypwr said...

I had an urge to run, but I decided to lie down and wait for it to pass. J/K, hope you enjoyed it! A great new tradition! xoxo

redhdka said...

Oh that sounds like a wonderful thanksgiving! Just wonderful!

mlraminiak said...

Well, it sounds like fun...and a lot healthier than what I induged in all day yesterday...  Lisa  :-]

mrccgoody said...

You are too cool...running around being all healthy in my own town, while I was stuffing myself at not one, but TWO thanksgiving dinners (his family, then my family)...actually I think at 815 am I was still asleep, blissfully unaware that the healthy people were running all around me (LOL!)...

yakima127 said...

Good for you!  I love American Chopppers, too (I am crushing on Vinnie)!  Glad you had a great day!  JAE

k2plus2 said...

Mary, sounds like a totally awesome day!  I am glad you got your run in and enjoyed the shows.  Errily reminiscent of what I did too.  Congrats on the race and the very good time with your family!  Cya, Kris

gypsytrader49 said...

What a great tradition. Sounds like fun!

sonensmilinmon said...

Sounds like you had the healthiest of Thanksgiving days here in j-land.  What a tradition to have. :-)  BTW, you have a fantastic SMILE. :-)

Monica
http://journals.aol.com/sonensmilinmon/SmilinMonsAdventures/

chasingmoksha said...

I think that is wonderful, a wonderful tradition.  I am always wonder how people can drink or eat before a run.  I never could, nothing but water and motrin.  Everyone looks great in the picture.  

Those men are nutty in American Choppers, I watched once or twice and that is it for me.

garyvp said...

Keep up that running! I'm still in recovery from that 15K I did a few weeks ago. GVP

cneinhorn said...

Good for you!  I so admire you for doign this!
~jerseygirl

musenla said...

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.  What a great idea for a holiday tradition, certainly healthier than merely indulging a Thanksgiving feast.  Of course that has its pluses, too.  =P

krobbie67 said...

I admire you for doing this, with or without training. I have let my physical conditioning go to pot. I think it's going to be my New Year's Resolution to get back in shape. :-) ---Robbie