Turkey Day Run

There is no better way to start off Thanksgiving than by joining 5,000 people in downtown Charleston for a 5k!

Not only did I get to run the Charleston Turkey Day run, I finally got to watch my wife finishing a race.  She is usually the one waiting for me after my race or in the past was caring my son during his early tries at running.  This is the first time I was able to get to the finish line and see her come through.  I knew she was feeling weak before the race, but she really looked happy as she crossed the finish line.

I know I usually write about all the running activities I do with my son, but this was a chance for my wife and I to get out and experience a race together and it was a blast!  We even stayed after for a little while and listened to the band, ate some bananas and bagels, and hung out with some of our friends that had run the race.  I am truly thankful that I am able to share the joy of running with my entire family.

On a side note, I hit a personal best for the 5k (23:50).  I have not been training very hard this month and did not go out to run very fast.  After the run I felt great and could not believe it when I saw the clock.  My Garmin had my time even faster (23:43)!

This morning I ran six and a half miles (9:50, 9:39, 10:01, 9:50, 9:25, 8:24).  I wanted to do negative splits to work on finishing better.  I tend to die at the end of my races.  It felt good and I may have even worked off some of the turkey from yesterday.

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