Thursday, Nov 27
Aurora Turkey Trot – 4 miler
Well today’s race went great! The temp was a balmy 32 this morning with snow flurries, but it was perfect compared to last year’s 17 degrees! I did the 4 miler again and beat my time from last year by almost 2 minutes so that felt pretty good. Plus I just felt good about it. I also ran every day this week so far (M-W) and yesterday outside so I think that was all good prep for today. It was a nice large group – about 800 for the 4 miler and it is just so fun to start off a holiday with a race. It always reminds me of how much I love running in the mornings too! It just doesn’t always work too well in the dark before work!
Here are some fun pics from the race:
This women’s costume was too cool! She said it was her Halloween costume this year – THAT SHE MADE! OMG – not in my “wheel-house” so to speak. So I asked her if I could take her pic!
One of the race volunteers wearing a cool turkey hat. I gotta get me one of those for next year!
Obligatory finish pic from a kind stranger I befriended!
Snowy finish selfie!
Stats: Finished in 40:12; 10:11/mile; 20/41 in age group; 527/799 overall
Not a PR, but took almost 2 minutes off of last year’s time. Getting older, getting better?!!