I Signed Up for a 5K!

Next month something is going to happen that has not happened since December 2014: I am going to race a 5K!

I earned my current PR at the Jingle Bell Jog when I crossed the finish line in 37:57 (12:12/mi). I took the best race photo ever that day.

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I should have this picture framed.Β 

I don’t anticipate a PR next month, but I am going to push hard to see where I am at right now since it’s been a very long time since I’ve pushed to run 5K as fast as possible. If I remember correctly, racing a 5K kind of hurts, but I’m looking forward to it! πŸ™‚

I’ll be running the Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot. I’ve wanted to do this race for the last couple of years but never actually signed up. Honestly,Β I have never wanted to pressure myself to wake up early on a Thursday when I don’t have to πŸ˜€ However, this year I want to have the allure of a finish line to push me forward so it’s time to race my first Turkey Trot!

If Thanksgiving is right around the corner, that can only mean one thing: Adam’s bday!

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He turned 32 years old on Wednesday! We started dating when he had just turned 20. Way back then I couldn’t have even begun to imagine what our lives would be like in the year 2016, but I’m so happy to still be celebrating birthdays with him.

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Our anniversary is coming up soon too: 12 years!!!! The best 12 years of my life. I feel so lucky to have met someone who is my perfect other half <3.

Are you running a Turkey Trot this year?Β 

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10 Comments

  1. October 28, 2016 / 5:44 am

    This will be the first year that I’m not traveling on Thanksgiving and I will be doing my first turkey trot! Should be interesting since I haven’t really seriously run in a while and I will be on vacation for a week prior to that. But we’ll see!

    Happy birthday to Adam and happy anniversary to you both!

  2. October 28, 2016 / 7:35 am

    I have a race picked out that’s Dec 3rd — it’s not really a turkey trot, it’s more of a Reindeer Dash situation — I’m not sure if I’m running it yet… but I’m really heavily considering it!

    It’s been 12 days since I crossed the finish line of my first ever marathon — and I don’t want to lose any running fitness!

  3. LAURA F
    October 28, 2016 / 8:21 am

    I’m going to do a turkey trot! I have done the Runners World RunStreak the past two years, where you run at least one mile every day from Thanksgiving to New Years. I love having a race to kick it off, so I’ll be earning that extra slice of pie! I’m not expecting anything close to a PR but holiday races are so much fun.

  4. October 28, 2016 / 8:38 am

    I’m going to be running my first one this year! I’ve always wanted to do a turkey trot and I’m finally not traveling this year. It’s actually part of a 3 month/ 3 holiday run thing that I wanted to do. My Halloween run is tomorrow, Turkey trot on Thanksgiving, and the a reindeer run right before Christmas. πŸ™‚

  5. October 28, 2016 / 10:06 am

    I hope you have a fun race! Push hard and see what shakes out πŸ™‚ It is good gauge to see where you are speed wise. i don’t run 5K’s often. They do hurt lol My last one i pushed to the point of almost puking lol
    That is wonderful to have the perfect other half πŸ™‚

  6. October 28, 2016 / 1:41 pm

    Good luck in your 5K!! I think 5Ks are the hardest distance. I do more suffering in three miles than I did running the 50K. I’ve never done a turkey trot, but I certainly would like to. My birthday is on Thanksgiving this year, so it wont be then. Frank and I are planning another trip out west for that week!

  7. October 28, 2016 / 3:28 pm

    Happy Birthday, Adam! He is so handsome. πŸ™‚

    Yay for signing up for a 5k! Yes, they do suck. But they’re over fast!

  8. October 28, 2016 / 5:23 pm

    I loved that snap of Adam on his bday…I was like, what a perfect way to celebrate a birthday! That’s my kind of party!!

    I hope you enjoy your 5k! I think 5ks are such a great way to just enjoy a run with little pressure and a lot of fun!

  9. October 29, 2016 / 9:39 pm

    You two have been together for a while! Congrats and Happy Birthday to Adam!
    We run a casual 5K race in our neighborhood on Thanksgiving morning and then we all run a few miles at a local park together as a family. It’s a great way to start out our day of eating a lot!!
    I think you will have a good time at your turkey trot!!

  10. October 31, 2016 / 11:02 am

    I love a good turkey trot to motivate me to do something active on a holiday we celebrate by eating a lot! They’re usually lower pressure, so I have more of a realistic goal, which may or may not incorporate weather elements (like slush or snow) rather than an all-out PR.