That was my race time today (and Scott’s who ran right beside me the whole time) and I’m pretty darn proud of it. This time last year, I ran the same 5-miler on Thanksgiving and came in somewhere around 54 or 55 minutes so a nice little improvement year over year! It was a perfect day for a run this morning in New England, overcast but not windy or cold, somewhere in the mid-50s. Ideal running weather.
I’m equally proud of my sister’s’ race time, she came in just under 60 minutes which is pretty incredible considering that she’s only been running for about a year and is just as much a non-runner/runner as I am. It doesn’t come easily to either of us but we’re getting there. In fact, she even mentioned to me that there’s a half marathon next September in our neck of the woods…and lo and behold, we’ve pretty much made that a goal of ours for a year from now. Run a half marathon. Well…run a 10k first and then graduate to the half marathon. Kinda scary now that I see it in writing but hey – might as well check “run a half marathon” off my “bucket list” huh?
Anyway, I hope you all have had a great Thanksgiving today. This morning’s race set the pace for a great holiday with the family – grandparents, mom, husband, one of my sisters and my great aunt. I’m pretty sure I didn’t totally OVEReat today but definitely enjoyed myself. And now, I sit here writing a quickie blog post before spending the rest of this holiday snuggled up with Scott, my two kitties and a glass of wine. Life couldn’t get much better, and for that, I’m very thankful!