Soon after my sister Beth bought her ticket to visit DC over Thanksgiving we started discussing the possibility of running a 5K Turkey Trot. I looked around and found one that ran right through downtown and across the mall. Soon we also had my dad signed on and we were trotting for hunger.
|Nice long sleeve T|
When we arrived it was a little chilly, but not too bad, we really lucked out with a beautiful morning. The 7000 other runners also helped block the wind.
|Beth and Dad in Freedom Plaza|
I felt great the entire run. It took us three minutes to cross the starting line and had to do a lot of dodging the entire race. We lined up right at the 9 minute mile sign and still passed walkers for the first half mile. We lost each other right at the start, but Beth found me at mile two and we ran a half mile together and found each other soon after the finish. My goal for the race was to crack my 29:5 something time for a 5K. I'd been working a bit on my speed, but really didn't think a 28 was going to happen. Well I PR'd! My official time was 28:56, the 638th female to finish out of 2553 and the 270th of 918 females in my age division.
|Our route, I only noticed the Capitol building, |
I think I was too focused on not running into people
|Visiting the first family after the run|