I ran my first Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day this past week. My future FIL joined me as well as Molly (my dog [she even made the local news! as well as my legs! lol]). We had an absolutely amazing day for it. The temps were perfect! There was no wind! and the course was FLAT!
My goal was to finish in 45 mins or less! I felt that this was a very realistic goal and I planned on doing it completely with intervals. One minute run to one minute walk. I started out doing 4 min run so Molly and I wouldn't get run over! There were A LOT of people there! Once we got to where it started to thin out we started our intervals! I did it so my phone's app would tell me what my speed was for every run I did. This helped keep me on track for not going too fast. I thought however, that I was walking at a snail speed even though my miles were coming out about right overall! I hit the actual 3.1 miles in 41 minutes and crossed the finish line 3.34 miles in 43:32. We started about a quarter mile from the start line :( But I know how well I did and that is all that matters! Also, even though it was farther I still beat my goal of less than 45 mins! I was really happy to see the breakdown on my phone for the miles too! All were under 13:30 I believe! I know the first mile was just over 12 mins!!! Overall by the Montana Timing Website I finished 1031 out of approximately 1230! I thought I was in the top 1000 (999) but with all the people that registered on the day of the run I got pushed back to 1031 (which is still awesome!) Now that I have accomplished this I am ready to look for another one! I am also thinking about my training this winter and planning the half marathon for next summer...scary thought!
My Thanksgiving was great! I didn't really overeat. I enjoyed all the foods I love and just had everything in moderation. I didn't make the entire trip about food, however, that can be difficult at times! I did a little shopping and that helped keep me active and on my feet. I was pretty sore after pushing hard at the 5k so I took it a little easy. I am planning on heading to the gym after work today (Monday)! Ready to start getting some miles in!!!!
I didn't really gain anything over the holidays. I came home retaining some water, but that was mainly due to the salty snacks we ate on the way home and the pizza we had for dinner. I was not up to the task of cooking dinner after driving over 4 hours home! It sure was nice to get home and sleep in my own bed last night. Well it was another month of maintaining, but I am still so darn tickled that I have lost 25 lbs and kept it off for this past year. Now on to the next 25 lbs lost!!!!