Monday, November 26, 2012

Over the Weekend: Turkey Trot

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Photos by Chris and I

Just a few photos from Thursday's race. I wish we had gotten more, but hey, it was early and SO COLD! Pittsburgh was looking especially beautiful though, with the sun streaming between the downtown buildings. To tell you the truth I was more nervous for this race than the Color Me Rad 5k. In a way I saw that first one as a fluke, something that was fun and all, but something that I wouldn't be able to do again. It's a big deal to me to be able to run in the first place, let alone any kind of distance, so it was a nice surprise to not only feel great while running this particular race, but actually beat my previous time. So, no Gobble Hobble here (which is what we joked about it being, in the weeks leading up to it).

While I was busy running- and maybe wheezing just a little- Chris busied himself by drinking copious amounts of coffee and stalking watching a couple of bulldogs (this man has puppy-fever). After I finished, we headed home for a day of food and relaxation, talking to our families on the phone, watching movies, and finished everything up with an after-dinner walk. I'm starting to really love Thanksgiving!

Did you do any shopping for Black Friday? We both had to work, so no shopping for us. The rest of the weekend was spent getting caught up on personal projects and spending some time kicking around the city. And it snowed! Oh, it's so wonderful waking up to SNOW.

Did you have a nice holiday?

6 comments:

KristiMcMurry said...

Looks like fun! Our Turkey Trot isn't particularly scenic. There's one stretch through a pretty neighborhood, but the rest is so plain! It's still fun though :) I'd love to be able to do one in a pretty city.

Glad you had a good time!

Kitsune-kun said...

oh boy you are a BRAVE woman. I could never run in the cold. it just about killed me in grade school to have to run a mile in February.

The Littlest Smitten said...

Julie that is so awesome you did the race. I wish I had gotten outside on Thanksgiving but alas I was driving in the morning (at least it was a beautiful day) and then inside the rest with my husband's mom's side of the family. It was nice though to see our nephew and everyone of course. Friday another nice day though and we were able to take our nephew to the park by the water which was so pretty. We headed back Friday afternoon. A long six and half hours for this girl who can't stay still for long but I made it and enjoyed a pretty mellow of my weekend. Happy to not being work Black Friday as I work in retail. ;)

Bekah said...

Small world, you have my niece's boyfriend bottom center of this pic and I'm pretty sure the top of the head to his left is her. Lol.

Orchid Grey said...

Bekah- Small world indeed! I should have posted more crowd shots, maybe more people would have known some runners!

Kelsey said...

I also ran in this race last Thursday, although I'm pretty sure I'm not in you picture, since both my sister and I wore bright yellow we would stick out. I thought it was perfect running weather, a little cold but nice once you got going!
And so many fantastic turkey hats! My sister and I vow to get hats every year and we never do.

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