Since then I ran the 5K at the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend in September, a Trick-or-Treat Trot 5K in Chicago on Halloween, Turkey Trot 5K in Valparaiso on Thanksgiving morning, and the Rudolph Ramble in Chicago just the other day. Following are a few thoughts on those past few events.
November 25th was a big day for two of my amazing friends, Lori and Kristen. After much training, they were participating in their first-ever 5K, the Turkey Trot in Valparaiso, Indiana! I’m very proud of my trainees, as they both set records that day with personal bests… their best event times ever! :) Kristen ran with me throughout the whole course until I ditched her toward the end… I told her “I got you this far”, and then I took off. Her legs are significantly longer and I knew from running with her in training that if we got to the point where we liked to sprint into the finish, her long legs would beat my short legs, so I ditched her. It’s a good thing I did too, because she managed to catch up on her sprint to the finish and end up just a few seconds behind me!! My official time for that one was 30:10.9, that’s about as good as I can do!
My next 5K will be at the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas in February when I join my sister the doc for a Vegas vacation. Until closer to then, I’m taking an off-season… I’ll still hit the gym nearly every day for workouts, but will limit my running to once per week rather than three times. My legs need a change of pace!