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Monday, November 24, 2008

Turkey Trot Extras + My Birthday!

It's my birthday. Yippee! 39 years old today. So I decided to forego the gym and instead go out to lunch at the Mongolian BBQ place. I tried to be good, but you know how that goes. And it's leading up to Thursday, so shame on me.

At any rate, no gym report, and of course no running, but I do have extras from the Turkey Trot. First up, a Google Earth mapp of the 10k route.

I don't have any pictures of me (nobody to take my photo, since my wife doesn't like my camera and refuses to use it), but I have lots of the kids. First up, Gregory. He ran the 1-mile race, and did great in my opinion. He said he fell down partway through, but got right up and kept going. That's my boy!

Before his race. He's #62.

Countdown from ten... 3... 2... 1... go!

Look at that form, boy! Next we need to work on his outfit.

At the end of the race, dad screwed up and left his settings on manual from the beginning, where everything was in the shade. D'oh! This is the best I could rescue of his finish.

Jenny was going to race the 1/4-mile, with Joy running the 200-meter, but Joy threw a fit until we let her run the 1/4 with her sister. Jenny's #60, Joy's #61, and their mom, Angela, is directly behind.

Jenny ran on ahead and skipped her way through the whole race. The announcer on the mike made a comment about it.

The next morning, Joy was telling me all about her race. She said, "He say, '3, 2, 1, go!', and I go! Me win!"

Jenny tried to get away with two finisher's ribbons. The volunteers didn't seem to mind, but her mom sure did.

Joy finished strong as well, although she was upset that it was over. She wanted to run the 200-meter as well, but we were all ready to eat lunch.

Finally, this is Gregory and his ribbon.

You can see the rest of the pictures here.

Back to running tomorrow, with 6.2 scheduled.


Dan Seifring said...

Happy Birthday Greg. Enjoy your last year in the 30's.

Nikemom said...

Happy Birthday and fabulous pics!

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

I really need to learn how to post those Google Earth maps of my runs. Those are really cool!

Happy Birthday!

Pat said...

Hope you had a great birthday and I'm sure you'll have a wonderful year!

The kids are cute and your daughter wanted to run some more? Sounds like her dad.

Darrell said...

Happy Birthday, Greg!

The googlemap is really cool.

Great pix of the kids. They look like they had a blast.