Monday, November 23, 2009

Race Report - Turkey Trot 5K

Sunday morning, I pulled on my turkey socks, yanked Sophie out of bed while it was still dark, and headed down to St. Paul for the Turkey Trot. This race as been my kick off to the holiday season for the last five years or so, and I was especially excited for it this year because the weather was awesome - capri weather!

We had to stop and pick up Mac on the way to the race. He wasn't up yet, so we had to wake him up and wait for him to get ready. So we were a little late. Note to Mac: no more karoke the night before a race. Thankfully the kid's race went a little long and we had time to get our bibs and use the bathroom before the race started.

With all the rushing in the morning to get Sophie out of the house, I sort of forgot my Garmin. Or any other timekeeping device. So I ran the race without any sense of time. Since I don't have mile splits to give you, I'll give you my "feel" splits. Mile one: I hate 5k's. Mile two: I think I'm having a heart attack. Mile three: That must have been awfully slow because I feel lik I can breathe again. Mile three point one: 25:35. Forty-ish seconds slower than my halloween race a couple of weeks ago. Apparently I need a cape on to run fast.

After the race, I had a chance to observed a few "What Not to Wear: Race Edition" samples. For the guys: just say no to super short (like peekaboo I see your penis short) with the polo shirt tucked in. And for the ladies: even if you are a teeny, tiny little lady in your late fifties, super tight tights and a sports bra that looks like a regular bra? Please, oh please, put a shirt on.

I'm hoping to get caught up on all of your blogs . . . jamming a week's worth of work into three days is making it difficult! On the upside, so happy to have a short week.

13 comments:

joyRuN said...

Haha! Love your by-feel mile splits :)

I'm actually tempted to run my next 5k without my Garmin just to see if I know how to pace by feel. Might end up a disaster, but who knows?

ShutUpandRun said...

Ohhhh that penis hanging out. Not so good.

Sarah said...

Loved your race report!!! I am always shocked by the guys with the tiny shorts...aren't they worried the whole time about a wardrobe malfunction??

Jamoosh said...

There is no place for penis at a Turkey Trot

B.o.B. said...

LOL! Peek a boo I see your penis is HILARIOUS! WTF is wrong with people????

KAT said...

HAHA shorty shorts on guys are disgusting, I'm sorry..I don't care if you're Kenyan or whatt..
And awesome job on your raace!

Katie A. said...

Wow, I thought they might only sell those penis shorts here in California - apparently they have made their way East! So sorry!
Have a great week! I love me a short week! :)

Mel-2nd Chances said...

LMAO at the shorts! Just brought back a not-so-good memory. Great job on the race, love your split descriptions!

Marlene said...

LOL at the What Not To Wear!

Congrats on another 5K! Solid time!

Jess said...

I think that's dang fast! Good job.

I love me some turkey trots -- gonna run mine tomorrow! And I guarantee I'll be LOTS slower than you.

aron said...

hahaha looove the mile by mile commentary, that is SO a 5k. gah i am doing one tomorrow and i havent done one in over a year :-/ ekkk

The Happy Runner said...

Oh, yuck! Peek-a-boo penis! EEK!

Nice job on the race :-)

RunMommyRun said...

What? No pics of the turkey socks??? Glad you didn't post pics of the peek a boo penis! Ick!!