Saturday, November 26, 2005

I survived Thanksgiving!

Hope everyone out there had a great holiday. Mine turned out fine. Spent the holiday with my wife's family. Got a chance to see her older brother Cary and his family since they flew in from Porland. Their kids are well behaved and as close to normal as teenagers can be these days. Also saw my wife's younger brother Glenn and his two boys from Huntsville. Needless to say, there was a lot of noise and eating Thursday and Friday.

Got back home to Birmingham this afternoon. After unpacking and unwinding for a little while, I decided that I needed to go for my previously planned long run. Wasn't sure if I could pull it off, considering all the turkey, dressing, gumbo, wine and other miscellaneous things that I happened to get in front of my face during the last two days. SOOOO, I strapped 'em on and took off for a 12 miler. I was afraid that I might spew . . . or worse, just collapse into a ditch, to be found a year from now when the locals decide to clean their yards. However, after the first mile of discomfort, things sort of smoothed out. I completed the 12 miles. Not as fast as last Saturday, but I was surprised to discover that I managed to average a 9:18 pace!

woo hoo . . . . I survived turkey day, didn't gain any weight (go figure that one out), and managed to stick to my running schedule!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey...nice blog....went for my first run tonight...picked a nice day....33 degrees and 30 MPH winds