Thanksgiving Part 1: Turkey Run and Turkey Day

Thanksgiving was action-packed, so I’m breaking it up into three parts!
Thanksgiving morning, Mom and I were up bright and early to head out into the FREEZING cold (seriously, it was like 20 degrees!) for the Turkey Run.  Mom was doing the 5k, and I was doing the 10k.
We started and mom and I ran a little bit together, but then I kept going when she stopped to walk.
Between miles 2-3, I got REALLY hot.  I took off some layers and tried to get comfortable…but it just wasn’t “on”….And then between miles 4-5, my knee was KILLING me.  I didn’t know what was going on, but it hurt terribly to bend it.  I had to walk more than I wanted to.
I managed to stay in the 12-13 minute/mile pace and I finished at the clock time of 1:20 (I think my actual time was more like 1:18 because I started in the back of the pack).
10k was tough.  I was the last female finisher.  For a while, I thought I was the last one…but turns out there was one guy behind me.  Didn’t matter, I may have been slow…but I finished!
We came home, warmed up, got ready…and had Thanksgiving lunch!
Dad carves the turkey…
Me and Nancy made some side dishes…
Mikey hid in the corner (He HATES mom’s dogs! ha!)
And Gram made sure to sample everything!
After the meal, we played some games and then we headed to Oklahoma to be with Tyler’s family.  We sat around and talked…and somehow managed to play with the blood pressure monitor! ha!
We had a great Thanksgiving full of too much food, laughs with family, and great fun.
After leaving Oklahoma, we headed to NWA to get some rest before Black Friday!  More to come tomorrow…..


  1. I’m so proud of you for doing the 10K! That’s awesome…especially under such adverse weather and knee conditions! We were with my family for Thanksgiving which was really handy because Matt’s family had all signed up for one of those Turkey Trot 5ks…and it was also like 20 degrees here…and I would have been peer-pressured into participating and clearly miserable…so it’s handy that we were a few hours away with my fam, ha! 🙂

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