Today was the annual Turkey Trot 5K run in Hailey Idaho. This was my first ever 5K. Jessica and I have been running for a couple of months in preparation for this event. Jessica is an old pro and it has been so nice running with her! We joined the 300 or so runners in this event, including family from Orem Utah (Amazing Wendy and Stacey Macey!)that traveled here to participate. We had so much fun!!
My daughter Jessica and I have been running and training for a 5K. I've never been much of a runner and I have never been in a 5K. Jessica has, she's a pro and she is a very patient running partner. Monday, Wednesday and Friday Jessica meets me at the Ketchum YMCA at noon and we run for 30-40 minutes. It has been very delightful having her with me as she is a much better runner.
On Thanksgiving Day here in the Valley there will be a 5k called "The Turkey Trot." It's a yearly event for all ages. Jessica, Wendy (Our sweet sister in-law) Penny and I will brave the rough streets of Hailey to run in this event.
This has been a renaissance for me athletically. My knees have felt sooo much better living here in the dry air of Idaho. My achilles are back to 100% after an injury 3.5 years ago. I can't tell you how much better it feels to be active! Euphoric indeed!!!
10/15/2009 Ran 2 miles (treadmill)30 minutes
10/16/2009 Ran 2 miles (treadmill) 30 minutes
10/17/2009 Ran 2 miles (outside) 26 minutes
10/19/2009 Ran 2.5 miles (treadmill) 40 minutes
10/21/2009 Ran 3.2 miles (treadmill) 38 minutes
10/23/2009 Ran 2.2 miles (treadmill) 30 minutes
10/26/2009 Ran 3.16 miles (treadmill) 40 minutes
10/28/2009 Ran 3.2 miles (treadmill) 40 minutes
11/06/2009 Ran 2 miles (treadmill) 30 minutes
11/09/2009 Ran 3.1 miles (outside) 33.30 minutes
I've managed to be pretty consistent with my running. There was one week I couldn't run due to a toe injury. Don't believe me?? Go Here!
My running log is meager for most runners and I recognize I really don't run that far. In fact, in early October when I ran my first half of a mile on the treadmill there was cause for celebration. I hadn't ran a half mile in ages due to my injured achilles. I had to come home and announce that I HAD JUST RAN A HALF A MILE!!
Then when I hit 2 miles and there was another celebration. Finally another celebration when I knew I could actually run 5K. Today is a mini celebration because I beat my old 3.1 time by 5 minutes and I ran it outside.