Saturday, November 22, 2008

Turkey Trot!

Today was the annual ...

I wasn't totally set on running it this year since my running has been almost non-existent the past two weeks. I was afraid I wouldn't be conditioned enough to run the 4 miles at a fast pace especially in the cold. I am not a fan of running in the cold!
But my friend Julie called me early this morning and said she was going to do it and so I decided I would too. We headed to the park and registered.
I was happy to see Kiela (one of my Young Women girls) registering too! She is on the far left.

No - registering isn't this much fun....we were just having a moment (inside joke!)

Here we are getting ready to line-up looking all fresh and spry!!!

Here is Julie AFTER the 4 miles not looking so fresh and spry. She finished with a huge amount of blood on her shoe! She wasn't sure what was going on because she didn't feel any pain. Looking at the blood was pain enough for me! When she removed her shoe and sock, she discovered that one of her toenails had been cutting into the side of one of her toes. Ouch! I was amazed at the amount of blood that could produce! She really is a trooper!!!

My time was 34:53
One second off from last year! Unfortunately it was one second slower instead of faster. But, oh well... I survived and I finished. In fact...
I WON a Pumpkin Pie because I took 2nd!!!
I was happy because I took 3rd last year.
As I was running I was so excited because I knew I was in the lead of those in my age division. That was until about a half a mile into it when I saw Jennifer D. pass me! As she ran past me I said GOODBYE to my TURKEY! The first place winner in each age division won a turkey. DANG! Maybe next year!
Kiela won 1st in her age division! Woo-hoo!

This is a photo of all those in our ward that ran it. Here we are looking like we are getting ready to go to a ward dinner! They gave out pies to some of those that didn't place since they had extras. Mike (the tall guy) got 3rd and Julie did too.

By that last half mile I was thinking they should change the name from the

to the

I was feeling a little wobbly! But, I am glad I did it. The pie was heavenly!!!