Not too shabby for a rickety old lady! We shaved about two minutes off our Turkey Trot time even though I feel like I was running slower the whole time. I guess I would wish that I could run the 10k in the time it would theoretically take me to run two 5ks but that didn't happen (at all). But still, that's an ok time and I have to remember that I just started doing all of this so running it at all is a feat in itself. Why I have to pressure myself to do it in a certain amount of time is I guess just the competitive in me, but it was fun "picking people off" along the way. My husband would say, "OK, let's get the old guy" and we'd pass the old guy. Then we'd say "Girl in pink" and pass the girl in pink. "Girl in green" and we'd pass girl in the green, until we passed up everyone in our immediate vicinity and would start to move onto the next group. So that part of it was fun. It was 40 degrees and very windy and my hands were like tiny little icicle patties for most of the run. I didn't actually defrost until we were in the car about halfway home. Which was when I took these pictures by the way, because that's the bad thing about having someone watch the kids and going for the run by yourselves: parking too far away to have the camera handy. I loved that the run was right next door to the hotel where we had our wedding reception, especially since our anniversary is in a couple of weeks.

Oh, and you gotta love a run that provides all the runners FREE BEER at the end! We're standing there, huddled around the heating lamp thingies drinking beer. Nice.

Anyhoo, that was the run, the final one until this crazy half-marathon thing we're doing. Which is getting really close.

Hope everyone's having a great weekend!

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  1. Christie -that is awesome!! You are doing so great with your running! You go girl!

  2. Congrats! I'm always in awe of people who run. Even when I was skinny, I couldn't run well.

    Perhaps it's just an excuse for me.

    You are inspiring! I'm starting a weight-loss challenge on my blog because yours was so helpful to me. Thanks so much for that.

  3. Yay, I'm so proud of you! I just laughed at the picture (and thought going through your minds) of you guys "picking runners off"....but that's EXACTLY what I do! LOL! Keep up the AWESOME progress!


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