mon 8 turkey trot at school. 27th annual. this is a huge tradition and the whole town shows up for it. its one of my favorite days of the whole year. every kid in the school runs the race. i run every race with whoever is leading, to make sure they go the right way. k,1, and 2 run 0.4 miles, 3rd and 4th run 0.7 mi, and 5-8 run 1.1 miles. i was tired from running 15 yesterday but i knew each race would only be fast for the first 200 meters. the only races that were tough for longer than that were the 5th and 8th grade races. there were two 5th grade boys i had on my team this year that were legit and they ran the race at 613 pace, so i had to work a little bit. by the time i got to the last race, the 8th grade, i was getting tired. a girl i had on the team ran 622 pace so i had put some effort in again. the average pace looks way easier than the effort because every race started with about a 35 sec first 200. it ended up being kind of a workout. after the turkey trot, there was a ceremony where the school gymnasium was dedicated to a good friend of mine. he taught at the school for over 30 years and is one of the most important people in my life. the best part was when they opened up the mic to anyone who wanted to say a few words about him. of course i had to get up there and give my thanks. what i didnt expect was after i was done, about 50 kids lined up and said how much they loved him and that they miss him. it was awesome.
tues 8 ran up beech hill. hit the trails at the top. i stopped to check out the view looking out over the city. ive lived in keene for 7 years and this was the first time i did that. i think i spent at least ten minutes taking it all in. the sun was going down and it looked really cool. i couldve easily spent an hour up there but it was getting dark so i had to keep moving.
weds 6 really sore, no advil, so i kept it easy.
thurs 10 thanks, advil. dinner at my moms neighbors house. this dude is the best cook ever. i didnt bother with the turkey and mashed potatoes. i filled up on stuffing with sausage, fresh mozzarella, and banana peppers stuffed with prosciutto and provolone.
fri 14 had to make it a good one after i somehow packed on 8 pounds of thanksgiving goodness. i dont know if its a world record but its gotta be close. i felt heavy and the headache was bad but i felt great after.
sun 17 did 3 sets of the 6 min,5,4,3,2,1 with 1 min rest. all of it was on single track. that made it go by really quick. solid workout.