The Food Librarian finishes the Turkey Trot 5K...and eats pie all day
Monday, November 29, 2010
Back in July, I posted about my successful completion of the Couch to 5K program using the GetRunning app. Well, I fell off the wagon a bit (injury, Bundt month, my friend's wedding, the end of daylight savings time and other excuses) but decided I had to run in a 5K before I turn 40 in a few days.
Dave and I ran the Torrance Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. It's a fun run. You get a nice sweatshirt as well as a license to eat 3 pieces of pie later that day (which I totally did). I thought we would have to walk much of it, but I plugged along, and finished in 35:57!
And my friend Dave? Well, he just turned 40 on Saturday and he has completed three marathons this year...with his fourth marathon in 13 months this weekend! Wow! Go Dave!
It was freezing cold (well, by Los Angeles standards...in the 40's!) when the race started so that's my jacket tied around me. My friend Jessica walked the 5K, and we decided this will definitely be an annual tradition! Next up, the Universal Studios back lot 5K (yes, you get to run by the sets) and the LA Marathon 5K held the day before the marathon at Dodger's Stadium. 5K or perhaps a 10K is as far as I want to go. I need time to bake, people! No time to train for anything longer! :) - mary the food librarian
P.S. Here is Dave's post about the run and our awesome 20+ year friendship!!!! Dave, you rock!