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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Turkey Trot 5k recap with my Twinnie!

This morning I ran a Turkey Trot 5k, with my twin sister. This was her first race!
My sweet boy ran with me too. 
This was one of the HILLIEST courses I've ever ran! It seemed like as soon as one hill ended, there was another one! This was my 12th 5k race of the year (not counting my 2 Half's), and my goal was to get a sub 30!! I don't care if it was 29:59! But alas, it was not meant to be. :(
 My 'unofficial' time was 30:24. Extremely disappointed. I was thinking of every step I took, remembering every time I slowed down a little bit, and beating myself up for not pushing myself a little harder!!
  But I LOVED being there for my Twinnie. I was SO proud of her!! This is a pic I took of her when she crossed the finish line. 

Can't you just see the pure joy on her face? Priceless! I told her that is a moment she will never forget. You never forget your first race! And now she's hooked! She said why didn't she start running years ago? She had no idea she would love it so much!

  After the race, I decided to leave. I don't usually stick around for the awards, no need to really.
Well, Twinnie texted me a few minutes after I left and said "look what you won!"
NO FREAKIN WAY!! Apparently I got first place in my age group! I still don't believe it, so can't wait till they post the results so I can see for myself! :)
 But she went up and got it for me. She should've just let them take her picture with it, no one would've ever known! (We are identical)
 So, that definitely made me feel better about my time. I know next year I will get a sub 30!! No doubt about it!
  After that I went to this awesome new park I found and ran 10 more miles.
It was a perfect, beautiful day!
And then... I did this.
Yes, yes I did. I deserve it, right? I will never give up my FROYO!!

I've begged asked Twinnie to write a guest post for me about her first race. I know she's learned a lot during her Couch-2-5k training and has a lot of knowledge! But I need to do a little more begging convincing, because she says she's not a writer. But she also used to say she wasn't a runner, and look at her now!!! She's a runner!

 Would you like to hear hear from Twinnie about her first 5k? All in favor say 'Aye'!
Did anyone else do a Turkey Trot or other race today, or do you have one this week?



  1. Girl! congrats!! First in age group, huge!
    And, you and your sis look sooo cute together!

  2. AYE!!!! I want to ready the post!!!

    Turkey Trot here in NY tomorrow and one on turkey day in Florida!!!

  3. I would love a post from your sister :) Congrats on getting first place in your age group, that is amazing! And then running 10 more miles?! I'd definitely say that fro-yo was well deserved :)

    1. Thanks, Lisa! I think fro-yo tastes best after knowing how hard I worked for it! ;)

  4. Just saw your comment on Toronto Runner and your fun blog name drew me in!

    Congrats on your 1st Place AG placement! And you were so so so so close with your goal time! Any more 5Ks this year?

    So cool that it what your sis's first 5K! I love it when families run! :)

    1. Thank you!I don't have anymore races planned for this year, but I'll definitely still be doing lots of running! I look forward to checking out your blog too!

  5. Congrats on your first place win for your age! :) WOO HOO! And you will make your under 30 time! You're SO darn close! Celebrate your victories! I'm proud of you!

  6. Aye!! Would love to read her experience!!

  7. That's so great!!! For both of you! My first race was a 5k almost 2 years ago and crossing that finish line is what got me hooked. Loved it! And getting a first place AG?! Super cool. I've gotten 2nds and a third, but yet to get a 1st. I ran a half yesterday and, like you, went and got a big ole froyo's the best after a long run, right?! :) Congrats to you and your sister!

    1. That's exactly what got me hooked on racing/running too, crossing that first finish line. There's nothing like it!
      Congrats on your half! Hope you post a recap! I agree, froyo after a run is perfect!

  8. Congrats on placing 1st in your age group! 30:24 is my 5K PR right now and I've been trying to run a sub-30 too. Maybe both of us will do it before this year is over!

    I'd love to see a guest post from your twin! Congrats to her on a great race!

  9. Thank u for being so supportive of me Kathryn!! It really means a lot to me. I couldn't have done this without you for sure. When I crossed that line your face was the one I was looking for. Then when it looked like you were ready to cry just made me so happy cause I could just see how proud of me you were. That pushes me on. Love you Kathryn!!


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