Thursday, November 28, 2013
|In 2012, I managed to run a 49:12...on a hilly course...in a turkey costume!|
Despite the success of the Turkey Costume with the crowd, it needed a few minor tweaks to make it comfortable to run in, mainly the fact that the legs will not stay up and the costume wants to fall down from the running motion.
Enter Michelle! Have I said how much I love her lately? I knew elastic was needed to make the legs stay up but wasn’t quite sure how to make it work with how the costume is designed. Michelle suggested attaching them to a pair of shorts (genius) and I had an older pair of Nike Shorts that I don’t wear as much that matched pretty well. The result: Turkey leg waders.
On Wednesday, Michelle and I swung by the church for shirt and bib pickup. We had the been assigned the task of picking up all ten shirts and race bibs, which I decided to neatly fold and arrange for the photo to the left. As a group, eight of us planned to participate in the 5k while Michelle and I had registered for the 10k. This year marked the 20th annual race and the shirts were pretty cool but I was disappointed they strayed away from the Humble Village shirts.
I decided that after Saturday's 50 mile run, I was going to take the run easy and enjoy running with Michelle. Michelle and I have never run a race together, we have run in the same race but we have never run together. Like an amateur, I forgot to put on my watch this morning with all of the excitement for debuting my new turkey costume but Michelle saved the day by downloading the Strava app. and signing me in to record the run.
Michelle and I planned to run at her pace for the race, which is typically around the 10:30-11:00 pace, but she went off at around a 10 minute pace and managed to maintain close to that pace for the entire race.