Thursday, November 28, 2013

Turkey Trot in Home Gym

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Good luck to all those participating in a 5K/Turkey Trot, today! I didn't sign up for a turkey trot, myself. After being sick so much this fall, I didn't want to compromise my immune system by running outside in the snow. Instead, I decided to do my turkey trot in the comfort of our very own home gym (while watching an episode of Breaking Bad on my laptop).

I woke up at 6:00 this morning (I couldn't fall back asleep). Since I was up, I decided to make some workout plans/goals on the new dry erase poster board we bought for our home gym last night. My husband and I each have our own boards to make our own goals. I think this will help us stay on track!

If you're wondering if I know that I spelled "virtual" wrong, the answer is yes. It was 6:00 in the morning when I was writing up these goals. My brain doesn't start functioning until after 8:00 a.m. This simple fact is actually how I was able to talk myself into running a 5K today. My brain didn't even know what was going on until it was too late.

Before my run, I ate a piece of peanut butter toast and drank a couple sips of water. (My yoga mat doubles as a breakfast mat.)

My goal for the 5K this morning was to finish in 50 minutes. I managed to meet my goal by running a mile, walking a half mile, running a half mile, walking a quarter mile, running for a little bit, walking for a little bit, then running the rest.

I finished at 48:58, which is only 4 minutes longer than my 5K back in May when I was training for the run. I haven't been training for a 5K, so I am very happy with my results!

Turkey Trotters: Did you do your run outdoors or indoors?
How was your run today?
If you didn't run today, do you think you'll run a Turkey Trot next year?


  1. Cold weather does not compromise the immune system, but hey who really wants to run in the cold if they don't have to :) Great job at the longer work out, longer cardio sessions will help you to break that plateau!

    1. You're totally right! I meant I didn't want to put more strain on my already compromised immune system. But I agree... running outside in the cold isn't at the top of my favorite things to do list! ;)

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