Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Turkey Trot - I DID IT - That Turkey is Cooked, Over, Fineto

I guess I was hoping that running in that 32 degree chill would create some sort of thrill.

NOT at this Turkey Trot. Well, I did get a few chills and I saw a few spills.

They call it a “trot” but I think they got the lettering a little mixed up. It should have been called a tort…ure. Some of those hills were sooooo steep I felt like I should have been rappelling off of them.

This little 4 mile run was more like a masochistic maneuver mile(s) or at least not what I was expecting.

I can run 7.5 miles, so 4 miles should have been a “piece of cake” but it was more like a piece of humble pie that I was eating one agonizing footfall after another, on that icy path. Perfect for Thanksgiving…right? Maybe not for the two guys I saw slip and sliding next to me. One of them even went down. Some of us footfesting freaks even slowed our pace to make sure he was okay. He said he was so we ran on. Call us crazy—‘cuz me and my aching feet sure do.

Well, it did help me burn about 600 calories and help keep from packing more pounds on those already overburdened thighs of mine, as I ate another piece of pie—this time it was peach :) Plus, we (my husband, sister and I) helped raise some money for a few good causes...the Oregon Food Bank and the Oregon Zoo.

For any runners out there, check out this elevation map of the "trot"- just in case you want to run with me next year.


Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Wow, it's no easy feat to run on rough terrain.

Jen on the Edge said...

That's a pretty brutal elevation change. Ugh.

Do you have any YakTrax? I got some last winter and they were great for walking in snow and ice. I'm definitely going to try running in them this winter.

Kimbra Kasch said...

Jen: I've never even heard of YakTrak - but now I'm gonna go check it out.

Rena Jones said...


Rena Jones said...

Oh, and YakTrax work really good!