Saturday, November 26, 2011

Turkey Trot 5K

Got to have something to train for.  First objective: Thanksgiving Turkey Trot.  Warmed up on the treadmill listening to Rocky music.  It's always a fun race, so much character in this little town!  More snow than usual for this time of year so I wore yak tracks over my running shoes for extra traction. 

The starting line, marked by the three turkeys was the shadow of a power line.  The Chapel in the background.

Ob Hill in the background: The sight of the x-mas day race, Up Ob Hill.

My customary NOLS wind pants and 11 year old wind jacket.

The turkeys leading me flying in to the finish with me.

The Rocky warm up worked and I was the first to cross the finish line with a time of around 20:17.  This had the extra bonus of being first in line for a free post-race massage!  Overall, Thanksgiving was wonderful.  A fun race, later a beautiful skate ski out to the ice runway and then some good food with lots of friends.  We haven't had a C-17 flight in about a week, so there were less freshies than normal but it was still very good.  And to have a second day off to look forward to was also wonderful.  The evening activities included some live music as well as FREEZING MAN, McMurdo's redition of the Burning Man festival.  Very interesting. 

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

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