Friday, November 11, 2011

What a difference a year makes

Today I finally, FINALLY felt healthy enough to get up and go for a run. The weather outside was terrible so I had to resort to running inside on the treadmill, but I ran and it actually felt good. I am so glad to be feeling well and motivated and ready to really prepare for the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. I have officially registered for the race and I am excited (and hoping that there won't be snow on the ground this year).

Last year when I ran the local Turkey Trot 5k, I wasn't in very good shape and just ran it for run with my sister, brother-in-law and my husband. I ended up running with my brother-in-law the entire way and my husband and sister ran together.  It was my first post-baby race and while I had run some during the summer, as the colder months hit, so did my consistency. I remember being about half a mile from the finish and wanting to die. I think I said something to my brother-in-law about not being able to go on and needing to stop and walk. Luckily he encouraged me and told me I could do it and I made it to the end. I just looked up my time from last year and ran it in 33:14 (10:42 pace) which is actually better than I would have guessed but I am going to push to be better this year and feel confident that I can. I have decided to set a goal for myself to complete the 5k race in under 30 minutes.

Little did I know last year when I was breathless trying to complete 3.1 miles that less than a year later I would be completing 13.1 miles and planning my next half. I wonder where I will be in another year!

And just for fun, here are a couple photos from last years Turkey Trot:
husband, bro-in-law, sister, me


  1. I know you are going to kick butt! Can't wait to hear your new PR!

  2. You can be anywhere you set your mind on! Great job!

  3. It is amazing what can happen in a year! Good luck on the Turkey Trot! Do you have a goal time in mind?