|This was not how I wanted to start my day.|
Friday I did get up and even though it was still cold I headed out for the Run your turkey off 4k. The day did not start well, I found 2 more dead fish in my tank THEN I forgot my watch and chapstick. I thought I could get more chapstick on the way but forgot my wallet too..... ugh. I checked in and was happy to see a bunch of friends there.
|Me & Joe|
|Ladies of Team Chris & I|
|It doesn't seem steep but it was and there is a log at the top to jump over. We did this TWICE.|
It kicked my ass but I had fun towards the finish. My friend Jeff takes MANY MANY race photos and he was there.....I decided to show him some love :)
|Photo Credit Jeff Littwin|
|IGR ladies - Photo Credit Jeff Littwin|
Well then came Sunday......I am still laughing about this. I got up on time, got out the door on time, remembered everything, found a good parking spot, not line for bathroom or check in....such a good day. Well I had about a half hour until the start so I headed to my car to wait. As I was sitting there playing a bit of Quiz Up - my new addiction.
|if you play let me know!!|
I heard announcements but they were muffled as I was in my car in the parking lot. I looked at the clock, just about 9:15, I had 15 more minutes, right? ...... the answer to that my friends is NO. I heard the horn and was confused. I figured it must have been the kids run, wait there was no kids run....I looked in my rear view mirror between the cars and saw people running. I hopped out of my car and ran across the parking lot, I saw someone walking and asked "Did I miss the start?" He looked at me strange and said Yup.
As I saw the runners disappearing into the woods I took off running TOWARDS the start. I decided half way to just cut the field and catch up to them. All while trying to plug my headphones in. I didn't even think to hit my watch until I got to the woods. *headdesk* I stopped just to get my headphones in and took off. I started passing people and I won't lie I started to feel better. Then to my surprise I met up with my friend Jessica. She is a coach for Rolling Thunder which is an amazing program here on Long Island. I was happy to see her and decided to stick with her and Mikey for the rest of the run. As we all know I would rather be with people then alone on a course any day. We had fun and it was great to see Mikey charge across the finish line!! I also found out my friend Laura was running so I got to see her cross the finish line and chat with her and Keith for a bit, we used to run together all the time but she chose Deck Hockey over running for awhile
|How I felt about her choice.|
Sooooooooooooo how was your weekend? Any running? Funny stories?