What exactly is there to say about a 5K? Not much. I had no goals other than to enjoy running free on the streets of Ann Arbor (MI) on Thanksgiving morning, a little sun would have been nice, but it is SE MI in the winter months, so yeah, highly unlikely.
The race started at 8:30 a.m. so I had to be out of my parents house by 7:15 a.m. this is BEFORE the sunrises, which kind of sucks. I felt like I was sneaking out, I know my parents don't sleep all that soundly and having someone else in the house is disruptive. Seemed like a reverse of my teenage years, ha ha....
Parking was free and it took me one wrong turn to get my bearings in the one way street grid of A2. I found what I was looking for and got my bib. Wow was it weird to see the back Beth Lazor-Smith, 49, Westerly, RI. 49? When the HELL did THAT happen? I can't possibly be that old, although ask my knees and they'll agree.
I was hoping to find some rejected shirts from prior years, as I have found one of the other two times I've run this 5K. I people watched to pass the time, lots of turkey hats, I left mine at my parents, oh well, too many turkey hats anyhow. Lots of families and costumes. Nice to see.
Oh well, no reject shirts, my Nephew loved the shirt I got for him a few years ago, in fact it was his first day of school shirt!
It was a lollipopish route, I managed negative splits so something is going better for me! 33:49, nothing to write home about, however considering how well I haven't been running I'm hanging my hat on the negative splits!
Overall results here, some serious runners and some not so serious in the 3,000 + runners who gathered to run.
I'll send the Nephew the medal, he will probably like that. This wasn't a great Thanksgiving for him, he had bronchitis, he and his mom. Ugh. Poor kid.
Beth, on the look out for turkeys
|One of the more deluxe 'tree stands' on my parent's property. |
Photo by my SIL Judy