Yes, friends and family, I did, in fact, complete the 5K Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day! I was passed by an 86 year old man "slogging" his way along the route, chatting merrily as he blew by me, and having a lovely day. His 35th year of running in this sort of event. I was duly impressed, believe me. At about the half way mark, I had a bit of a twinge in my knee so my pace slowed a trifle. That's when the "Old Runner Guy" passed me. After walking a bit slower, and with shorter strides, the knee re-seated itself and off we went again. I say "we" because the Perfect Child and Hubby Dearest held back and walked with me at my pace. Love is grand, ain't it? They could easily have blown by me and waited for my arrival at the finish line, but they didn't. Thanks to both. I had set a time limit of 1.5 hrs. to complete this event, and we made it in just over 1 hr. I really felt I could have done better if the knee hadn't acted up at the half way mark, but overall, I'm pleased that I made it. And, yes, I did get the damned t-shirt, as I stated as my original goal. :)
Still, the 5K and three rounds of golf did not wear off all of the damage we did in the adult beverage and football food department. Today was Weigh In Wednesday, and I have actually decided to skip it because I know it will depress me. My jeans still fit, but not because I exercised any sort of self control at all.....I'm just plain lucky. I admit I worried about what I might have to wear home on the plane if the jeans became too tight. :) Thank goodness, I didn't have to worry.
So last night, it was back to doing what should be done. Being sensible, and righting the ship. I've been adrift a bit too long, so now I must seek calmer waters and begin cruising my way to reclaiming myself again. Off I go now. Good health awaits!!!