Monday, November 28, 2011

Mo's Turkey Trot Morning

Yes, been a bit absent from the blogging world. And no, it was not because I was stuffing my face with turkey, mashed potatoes, pies and all of that Thanksgiving Food. I had a list of things I wanted to accomplish this weekend and well, I got a good portion done. The spare bedroom closet got cleaned out, the garage is titted up, Aman's room closet finally got cleaned out. I did find two more of my workout weights, a jump rope and two more resistant bands...amazing what you can find when you clean. I actually did Black Friday shopping (which I never ever do), but was happy to be in the store by 7 am and out by 9 am. I wanted to get it done - only to be told on Saturday that my family was pulling names and well, I have to go back out shopping again (eventually). We even got the Christmas decorations up...did a lot this weekend and feeling accomplished. The best part was Thursday morning....

My Thanksgiving morning began with a wonderful sunrise.....


5K Run / Walk event for our local Food Bank. Didn't try for the run this time. Joined by my little sis, who by the way was keeping a fast speed and at times I found myself jogging a bit to keep up.
Was so hoping that the rain was going to stay away...

But alas - it did not - rain clouds in the distance with the huge group of walkers coming around the bend -
not the best picture, but I loved the long line of walkers. 


Little sis and Mo

Finished our 5K in 47 minutes and some seconds. We had rain for the last mile, and thank goodness it was just a little sprinkle of sorts. My sister was very excited about this, as she does her walk on the treadmill quite often, but can only do about 2 miles in 45 minutes - she is going to push her treadmill the next time.

We had a great time. Started about 8:30 am and we were home at 10 am...didn't see but a few people we knew, even if we have lived in the area for over 30 years. As you can see - a bit cold and rainy - I had wished I had brought a jacket, but like I said, didn't think it was going to rain.

Not happy to have to go back to the grind - work, school for Aman, doing all the other stuff - when is the next vacation? I have a list all ready to go for the next time off...and maybe even another 5K in the mix too.

Staying MOtivated MO

5 comments:

Maren said...

GREAT job on your 5K, that is so inspiring! :D

Jo said...

5K in the rain...great accomplishment!

Christina @ Just Running said...

Great job! I ran my first 5k in 41 minutes, so I am totally impressed that you two WALKED a 5k in 47.

Doesn't it feel great to be a part of a large group of people exercising? I love the community-feel of races!

Are you going to frame that cute picture of the two of you?

Alan (Pounds Off Playoff) said...

Good for you! I wasn't as productive with my Thanksgiving, but it was fun anyway. And I see my badge up there. Glad you like it! :-)

The Swan in.me said...

Awesome job!!! I have a feeling I am going to get lost reading a blog written by two people.