Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
It was 31 degrees at 7:30 a.m., when I arrived in Centreville for the annual Virginia Run 5K Turkey Trot. Proceeds benefit “Life with Cancer.” Almost 6,000 runners in the corral to do a quick “up and back” on a neighborhood course. The race was sold out — I had to borrow a racing bib from an 11-year old who didn’t run.
The madding crowd squeezed together for the first mile. It was hard to even get a full stride. Coming back I focused on catching the man wearing the full turkey suit and sounding the turkey caller. (Please tell me he’s a Tech grad!)
I passed him with a mile to go and then sprinted down Pleasant Valley to the finish live. I finished in 22:41, which was “middle of the pack.” (On the other hand, it was a “top ten” finish for boys under twelve).
Back home, enjoying family, turkey, apple pie and football. Life is great.