I was determined to feel great within 36 hours so I could register and run the race. I woke up the next morning and did feel better. By that afternoon I felt great, as if nothing had happened. I registered for the race for the next morning. Jason decided to run it with me to make sure I didn't speed race. Plus I think he secretly wanted the Turkey medal.
The morning of the race was a gorgeous day. A cold day, but not too bad. I didn't need a coat to run in and even my shirt became too hot. It was perfect running weather. I started out at a decent speed, but not too fast. My insides felt okay, but not exactly wonderful. I knew I needed to be careful. I was able to keep about a 10-10:15 minute per mile pace. So it felt like a training run more than a race, but I did complete it and only had mild cramping later in the day.
|Before the run took place. Me wearing my turkey tights,turkey headband, cute socks and arm sleeves. AND of course the Hawkeye shirt in Buckeye land!|
|Bibs with medals|
|My garmin showing my time.|
|After the race back at my parent's home.|
|The cute turkey medal. Glad I ran the race to get it.|
|The next day I felt like running again. I ran 6 miles and while on the run saw this sign. I had to have a picture since my maiden name is Lewis!|