Saturday, November 22, 1997

11/22/97 AGN Turkey Tune Up 5K

I really enjoyed this little race last year. Loop around the "Great Neck" of Ipswich. Hilly but fun. Today it is windy and rainy. Not the best day to be so exposed to ocean breezes. Start off in our little group and soon get all spread out. Big tough hill around mile 2 and the blast of wind at the top is so strong I have to laugh. I feel good though and know I am making good time. Strong finish to the end. Award ceremony in RD's garage because of the rain.

21:02 5K PR
16th of 64 runners 3rd in age group ribbon

Saturday, November 1, 1997

11/1/97 Trick or Treat Trot 5K

Jody, Devin and I sitting on our bed. Cold heavy rain splattering against the windows. None of us wants to get off the bed, surely no one wants to go outside and then run three miles. We had planned to do it, but it is so cozy here, so wild outside. Its getting late, if we are going to do this we need to get moving and somehow our love of running conquers our desire to stay comfortable.

Drive to Newburyport and at least have a dry school to register and wait till the start. It is so wet, but not super cold. The race is only a 5K. I think I am better off going shirtless than wearing my soon to be soggy t-shirt. All of us crazy runners feel a bond as we start off together. Hard to not be in a good mood. We have a blast running the course and drying off inside. We did it!! We could have so easily not turned out, but now we have made a memory and I have a new 5K PR.

19th of 85