Dear Lady Whose Clothes I Just Accidentally Washed A Second Time,

OOPS!  I’m more embarrassed than I’m letting on, and I can’t tell if you’re mad or also embarrassed for me.  I’m hoping the latter.  I’m so sorry.


The mortified chick with a book

Massapequa Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 5k

On Thanksgiving, the 27th of November, I ran a Turkey Trot 5k through Massapequa (which was a little awkward because all the street names were named after tribes).  It was really cool–it started in a park and ran through the town before looping back into the park.  Nick (as always) was there, as was his brother Christian and his girlfriend Kathey.

We strapped on our cool race shirts, did our best to stay warm, and took a pre-race photo together:

2014-11-27 09.09.57Christian also caught me off guard.  Clearly I hate Nick’s beard:

2014-11-27 09.09.13It was a cool race.  They had a board set up where you could write the reasons you run.  Kathey and I both wrote our reasons down.  I’ll give you a quarter if you can guess which one is mine:

2014-11-27 09.08.502014-11-27 09.08.47It snowed during the beginning of the race, and continued to be cold all the way until the end.  I finished right behind Kathey with a smile–something I was really proud of because she’s tiny and other dumb reasons.  We celebrated the race together at a diner, and took our post-race photo:

2014-11-27 10.41.42You can tell it’s after the race because Christian looks really excited.  All in all, it was great–another race completed with record breaking stats (I almost cried at the end because I broke 40 minutes for a 5k):

Total Distance: 3.1 miles

Total time: 39:13 (my first sub-40 EVER)

Pace: 12:38 min/mi (42 SECONDS FASTER THAN THE LAST RACE!)

Place in the race: 814/1010

Place in age category: 65/79

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