Saturday, November 29, 2008

Turkey Day Mission Accomplished!

My very first running of the Annual Troy Turkey Trot was a success! With a record 4,083 runners, this was the largest 5K in the history of the trot. My dad even joined me for the run! We're so proud of him.

Here is my dad and I before heading downtown for the race.


My friend Sam ran along with me and kept me motivated...thanks, Sam! It was so exciting to be running along with thousands of people, and hearing everyone out in the streets cheering for us. But the best part was coming across the finish line and seeing this...
Devon made me this awesome sign that says "Mommy's Finish Line." I almost cried when I saw it!

I was hoping to finish under 35:00, and my official time was 31:18!!! It felt great!


After the race, we headed to my parents' house for Thanksgiving dinner. The little stinkers would not stand next to each other for a picture, so here they are:

This is me, my sister Ashley and the kids, after we were completely stuffed full of Mom's yummy food.

All in all, it was a great Thanksgiving! I am hoping to sign up for another 5K over the winter, because finishing that race was an incredible high. I hope all of you had a very Happy Turkey Day!

15 comments:

Kate Reyes said...

We're so proud of you! I'll have to join you next year! The kids look so sweet dressed up for Thanksgiving. And OMG that's Ashley? I'm soooo old!!!!!!

Caden and Mommy said...

Emily!
What an accomplishment and such a healthy thing to do on Thanksgving! Way to go! You have am adorable husband to make you such a cute sign!
Trisha

Danielle said...

Yah! You did great! You must be so proud...you are motivating me to get back on track!

Destini said...

Way to go Emily! I totally feel ya on the kids refusing to stand next to each other, our bi-annual trip to Sears picture studio is next week, hopefully we'll have better luck! Seamus and Grace are adorable, as always!

Kim said...

I am so proud of you! And what a finish-the time and the sign from Devon! The kids looked adorable. I am so glad you guys had a great Thanksgiving-on to Christmas! :-)

Melisa said...

Congratulations! I always admire those that run. I am terrible at running. You must have worked up a great appetite. The kids look like they really enjoyed themselves.

mejane said...

What an awesome accomplishment! Sounds like you all had a great time.

Jaime said...

Congrats on the Turkey Run! I'm with Melisa on this one - I too admire those that run. Way to go! The kids looks so cute dressed up for Thanksgiving! From the looks of the pictures, it seems like you had the perfect day!

Anonymous said...

Wow! That is so impressive!! Congratulations on finishing and with such a great time.

You rock!

Kori

mandymomof2 said...

You made it! So proud of you. The kids look great in their Turkey outfits. It looks like you had a great time.

Greene Family said...

Congrats on a great Turkey Run - so impressive!! How sweet your finish line sign was too! It looks like you guys had a great Thanksgiving! Seamus and Grace are so adorable all dressed up, as usual!

Melissa Swartley said...

Congrats on a great run! The finish line sign was so sweet! I bet they were so proud of their mommy!

The Weisser's said...

Yeah! You did it!!! That is so awesome! I wish I could get so motivated to do something like that! & Good for you beating your time goal! That's awesome! & way to go dad for running too! And how sweet of Devon to make you a sign!

Katie said...

How fun! You did GREAT!! My run is next Sunday {a little nervous} and I'm running 5 miles...ahh! I'm so good with 3, but after that I'm totally out of gas. We'll see how it goes. lol

claytonsgrrl said...

Awesome job! That's a great time! You had a very good pace going! And the sign made me tear a bit when I read it. Running is so much easier with a support system. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!