As T-day approached this year, I was a little hesitant to sign up. Knowing I haven't been running much and enjoying the off season in full force, I really REALLY did NOT want to see a run time on paper. Despite this, Scott easily convinced me to swallow my pride and let go of my competitive spirit. After all, what a better to celebrate with Thanksgiving with my NOLA friends and family? And cute doggies:
(best T-day costume by far)
I'm not going to lie, showing up on race day 45 minutes before the gun and signing up on race morning just felt plain weird! But that is exactly what we did. Going into the race, I had minimal expectations. I just wanted to go out there, RUN, and have a little fun! I was pleasantly surprised as I crossed the finish line at 34:01! A new 5 mile PR :) I think my crossfit-ing and TRX-ing are paying off. Now if these gains will only carry over to 2012!
In the end, these small gains show me how thankful I am for what our bodies are ultimately capable of. It's crazy to see what happens when we just let the mind go. For someone who has had it taken away before, I cherish every single day I still get to do this:
Hope everyone had a fun, safe Thanksgiving!