this year was my third year running in the portland maine thanksgiving day 4 miler road race and again it was a fun but slightly boring 2 loop course run. not gonna complain about 1,649 people coming out and enjoying a run on a holiday!
they got real creative with the tshirts this year (left-2009, right 2010)
i had signed up for the virtual turkey trot on daily mile to benefit st. judes childrens research hospital....
and i got a sweet certificate!!
bottom reads: has earned his turkey dinner... im a his? and id rather earn a beer... or 5.
i also donated to tims leukemia & lymphoma team in training virtual race.... no certificate from them (yet! hehe jk guys)
pre race photo- elizabeth ran philly 4 days ago! hardcore.
me, elizabeth, & nichole
overall it was a great race. my new outfit and new energy armor balance bracelet helped me to a PR...
2005: 35:28 (8:52)
2009: 32:58 (8:15)
2010: 31:29 (7:53)
427th/1,649 total runners, 99th/790 females, 28th/154 in age group. last race in the under 30 age group! eeeek!
after the race i went and visited with my gramps at his home for a little while and watched some of the macys day parade. he was in shorts, so i asked him if he thought he lived in florida. he didnt think that was very funny. i asked him what was for dinner and he said "why do you care, you dont eat anyway". i did not think he was very funny.
my parents and brother then headed up to skowhegan for dinner with tylers parents. the boys enjoyed shooting whipped cream cans with pellet guns off the back porch, so i was the camera girl. everyone was in bed early and while the boys went hunting this morning, the MIL and i headed into augusta to shop. the amount of people was ridiculous, the weather sucked (snow/sleet)... overall poor idea. i ended up with a scarf for myself and we had breakfast at panera. win.