But in the meantime, while we wait for your arrival, we decided to do what we do best - RUN a.k.a walk/waddle or TROT! This morning my town had a very low key 5k and it was the perfect race for our family. This race was so low key that I had only heard of it through word of mouth, there was no website, all I knew was the time the race started and where to show up. We were worried that this race would not even exist and thus had a backup race.
We showed up at 7:30 to a card table set up and a big sign that said Turkey Trot and about 5 other cars. We did get numbers and gave a donation (there was no actual cost you could donate food or money)! By 8:00 a.m., there was music playing, about 200 people, babies in strollers, and 10 dogs! The highlight of this race - dogs could run and place as well! We knew we could not deny Wubby the opportunity to debut in his first 5K. Boy, was he excited and competitive staking out the competition with quite a few jumps, barks, and sniffs!
Raring to go!
At 8 a.m., we started with a "Gobble" "Gobble." No Garmin but we did rock the dri-fit clothing including my pre-pregnancy running capris (ok so they can't go anywhere across my belly but I will take it and they worked well). We had to start in the back because of the puppy, but no big deal there today as I was not planning on passing so many people. To my surprise, however, in the first mile or so we passed a ton of people and did pretty well. Wubby was totally feeling it, eyeing the competition and even passing a few dogs. Unfortunately, after a while, pain set in and I slowed the Wubs down. I kept getting this pain in my right upper inner thigh and that was enough to make me walk. I tried a few more running trots but knew that we would be walking much of the remainder of the course with this pain. Can't win them all! I felt bad because Wubby could have killed it with top dog - next year Wubs, next year. Instead, we continued steadily walking to the finish with determination.
Everyone on the course was great and cheered us on and were highly impressed with the three of us hehe. We came in probably second to last with a time of 38:59 but to a large cheering crowd!!! We also won a prize - youngest participant!
All in all, a wonderful, low-key community race. People were so friendly and supportive. Next year though we will be back and Wubby will take that first place puppy prize!
Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!
Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoyed a fun turkey trot of their own!