Turkey Chased

Happy Thanksgiving!

I should be cooking and cleaning, but instead I’m trolling Facebook and blogging. 

I did a Turkey Chase this morning.

A Turkey Chase is a cute name for getting up too early on a day off to run 4 miles with 500 people who are faster than me.

Actually, I did not come in last.

Last year, I came in last.  DEAD last.

In 2011 I ran a 5K every single month.

In 2011 I lost a lot of weight.  I got down to 244.  (I know that sounds like a lot, but my highest non-pregnant weight was 298.  That’s a lot for a 5’4″ woman)

In 2012, I did a 10 K in January, a 5K in the summer and the Turkey Chase today.

Know what? 

If I want to be good at running I need to do more of it.

It’s not that I didn’t work out this year.  Gabe kicks my ass almost every day.

I kept the weight off.  Well, I put some back on. . .then lost some. . .then added some. . then lost some more, but I just weighed in at 243.

Yeay!  I lost a pound.  This year.

I also worked full time, took a full load at school and was a first-time Scout mom.  I didn’t blog much tho.

What I am saying is, I am not beating myself up for not running a lot this year. 

I’m just going to plan to run a lot more next year.

One 5K every month.

November’s will be the Turkey Trot. 

I might come in last.

Turkey Trot 2011.  Notice how no one is running BEHIND me.

11 thoughts on “Turkey Chased”

  1. Mary!! Good for you! I'm totally impressed. I couldn't even walk a 5K. Hell, I don't even want to drive it! 🙁

    I'm glad you're not beating yourself up. Like you said, you had a LOT on your plate this year. I'm in awe of the fact that you let Gabe kick your ass almost every day. You rock!

    Happy Thanksgiving 🙂

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