Friday, November 29, 2013

A cold Turkey Trot and Thanksgiving


I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! We had Jeremy's family's Thanksgiving yesterday, and then Saturday we'll have my family's. Only 7 of us with his fam, but my fam will probably be about 50! Huge difference! My family's Thanksgiving is the one I have to be careful not to overeat at! We all love desserts, and we have more desserts than we do regular food! (See, my ice cream addiction is hereditary!)
My MIL just had surgery a few days ago, so this was a very low key Thanksgiving!

Yesterday morning I got to run with the darling Dawn again! We did a 5 mile Turkey Trot. It was 17 degrees, so it was bitter cold. I wore 2 shirts, a jacket, leggings, shorts, hat, gloves and earmuffs. Once I started running, I wasn't cold at all! Funny how that happens. I actually started wishing I had only worn 1 shirt, instead of 2.
Don't you love her hat!! Someone even wanted a pic taken with her!

Notice anything funny about this pic?
 My unofficial time was 52 minutes. Which I am SO happy about!! That means a little over 10 min. miles!!

This was an awesome race. Of course Iroquois Park is known for its crazy hills, and there were a lot of them! After most races, a lot of them just have water and bananas. But this one had tons of food! Hot cider (which was sooo good),  chocolate milk, cups of trail mix, huge muffins, oranges and bananas. It was great!

My 100 mile training buddy Mark, ran the race too. He did GREAT. Super proud of him!
 Dawn is coming back to Louisville in January, and we're going to find a 5k to do, and she's going to get me to the sub 30 that I can't seem to get. I can't wait!

This was a great race and I'm glad I got to run it with some amazing friends!

I also want to say I am so incredibly thankful for all of you. Thank you more than I can say for your emails and messages and words of encouragement during this time that I'm going through. You all are a huge blessing in my life.

Did you run or do a Turkey Trot? Tell me about it!
How many Thanksgivings do you go to?




katie

20 comments:

  1. We have a "Run for Food" 5k that my family does each year. My goal was a sub 30 minute finish. The 5k distance is not one that I run often anymore but the conditions were perfect - a cold & clear 31 degrees and the course was half pavement/half trail. My official finish time was 26:23!! The hill training that I have been doing for longer races sure paid off!Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you!

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    1. Omg Tracie!! That's amazing!! I've been running more hills lately, and I can really tell a difference too. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

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  2. Great job Katie! Looks like a lot of fun! Chilly!!

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  3. I used to have a couple thanksgivings, but now that we aren't as local to my family, it's just one with his sister. It was really nice. Our kids all get along so well that it makes it easy to spend time there. =)

    Great job on the run! That is absolutely amazing!! I volunteered at one this year (my first) and it was so much fun!! I am so excited to do that again. =)

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    1. Thanks girl! I've volunteered at races a couple times, I agree that it is so much fun! I love being on the other side of it too.

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  4. Looks like a great race and you had a great time!! I love when that happens. I ran a turkey trot too and it was crazy cold!! I love running in the cold but when the temps are in the teens it can be brutal!! Have fun with you fam on Saturday!!

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    1. I'm learning to love running in the 30's, but anything lower than that is brutal for me too! Great job on your turkey trot!!

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  5. I did a turkey trot, too, and it was pretty cold! Though not as cold as 17 degrees. I bundled up, but ended feeling overdressed for basically the entire race. Oh well, I ran hard and got a PR!

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    1. Woohoo!! Congrats on your PR Jojo! I am trying to learn how to dress for cold weather, lately I've been overdressing too.

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  6. I ran "Chase the Turkey 5K" in Kingsport,TN. It was about 17 degrees here too ! My Garmin flaked out & wouldnt locate satelite, so I had to run "naked". That really messed with my head because Ive never learned to gauge my pace by feel. But you know what? I PR'd! 27:09! So I cant complain about that!! Ive had the pleasure of meeting Dawn too! We'll be running the Secret City Half Marathon in Oak Ridge,TN on Sunday. Re: troubled times? just like running....life is painful, but the reward at the finish line is sweet. just keep putting one foot in front of the other, ask Jesus to run beside you, and the down hill will come

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    1. Congrats on your PR Deb!! I've never ran 'naked' either. That would be hard for me to do too! That's awesome that you and Dawn got to run the half together! Hope your half went well. Thank you for your encouragement. Life really is a lot like running. I couldn't do it without God's help!

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  7. Good job on running in the cold. I HATE the cold. I let my running buddy talk me into the Santa Hustle half marathon next month. I don't know what I was thinking! I am praying for a heat wave. :) I didn't run on Thanksgiving but I took a dance fitness class at 8am in the morning that benefited the Salvation Army. They collected canned goods and half the proceeds from the entry fee went to charity. Pretty good reason to get out of bed early. Not to mention burning enough calories to have an extra piece of pie later that day!!

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    1. Honestly the hardest part about running in the cold is just the waiting. I ALWAYS warm up when I get going. I hope you do have a heat wave for your half!! A dance fitness class sounds like a blast!!

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  8. I have never run a turkey trot. Thankgiving is serious business in our house and we have a very strict timeline (leave it to my anal husband)...and now with two kids it takes twice as long to do anything! We just do one Thanksgiving. Happy Belated Thanksgiving. I hope you are doing ok!! Glad to see you back. I'll be back this week :)

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    1. I understand that! Since I don't have to host Thanksgiving, it's a lot easier for me to get away that morning. Glad to see you back too, Sue!

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  9. Great job braving the cold and running on Thanksgiving! I hope you enjoy your family Thanksgiving today!

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    1. Thanks Jen! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

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  10. Please, PLEASE do NOT bring that cold weather with you next week. 30-degrees will be cold enough. thankyouverymuch. :)
    Glad to hear you had a nice Thanksgiving and enjoy your family today!!

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    1. Believe me, I'm coming to Las Vegas to ESCAPE this weather! It better not disappoint! ;)

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