This is a little out of order, since I am one race recap behind. Today’s turkey trot was the second turkey trot I ran this year! I walk/ran one in my hometown with my mom last weekend.
To be completely honest, I was dreading race morning because all week I had been hearing about how cold it was going to be. And sure enough, it was two degrees below zero when I got to the start. My ankle is still giving me trouble, so I decided I’d take it pretty easy and bring my dog, Cole, along. We tested out the new Musher’s Secret Pet Paw Protection stuff and jacket I bought him.
It was extremely congested for the first mile and so Cole and I had to walk. After the first mile, we were able to jog on and off. Finally, we were able to push the pace for the last mile or so. So really, I’m pretty happy with our time of 35:30!
Now we’re off to my in-laws’ for yummy eats and family time and my parents come into town tomorrow. We’ve got some good meals lined up and my mom and I are taking a wreath making class on Saturday. I can’t wait!
This, by far, has been the most challenging and difficult year of my life, but I still have so much to be thankful for. I am healthy. I am married to the most wonderful man who I love so much. I have access to clean drinking water, food and health care. I have a supportive family. I have a roof over my head. I have a job that I love. I have the best friends I could ever ask for. And above all, this year, I am thankful that although brief, we got to meet our sweet Charlie and that before that, I was able to spend seven months with him, while he grew and fought, safe inside me.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.