When I want to run away/ I drive off in my car

nablopomo2008color.jpgYou may remember, from last year's NaBloPoMo, my training for and participation in a 5k walk on Thanksgiving. My parents, sister and I all participated in Ann Arbor's Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5k Walk/Run on Thanksgiving morning, and it was a nice way to spend some time together and do an activity that we all enjoy, as well as the first time that any of us had walked in a 5k race before.

We started out at a leisurely pace, chatting with each other and with the bicyclist who marked the end of the race group, then continued at a leisurely pace (at one point we saw a group of runners go by in the opposite direction and it turned out they'd already been all the way around Michigan Stadium by the time we got to Hoover) and finished at an extra-leisurely pace once the pressure of the race had been eased, by which I mean they had started tearing down the barriers and had opened the course back up to cars.

That said, Srahfam had a lot of fun and quite enjoyed our little walk in the snow, all bundled up in sweaters and ponchos while the runners sweated in spandex. Finally everyone finished the race. We (Srahfam) managed to each come in last in our age/sex category - except Alfie, who beat someone who had obviously gotten lost or forgot she was participating or decided to do the race on her hands. Then they could finally announce the winners and everyone could go home after waiting - in some cases - over 40 minutes from the time that they finished and the time that Srahfam finally finished.

This year, the race is very emphatically advertised as a 5k run rather than a run/walk. I feel as though I've made a difference in this world!

srah - Thursday, 13 November 2008 - 10:39 PM
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Comments (2)

gravatar Cheryl - November 14, 2008 - 8:32 AM -


Now I will go read the post.

gravatar Sylvie - November 14, 2008 - 8:45 AM -

That is absolutely hilarious!!! Srahfam scares the marathon organizers.

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