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Wow do I feel out of touch with the running/blogging world! Between Thanksgiving and round three of the Bean's stomach virus (which was a fun-filled four days of puke and the trots), I have spent very little time on the computer in the past week. There were even days I spent NO time on the computer. I can't tell you the last time that happened.

There hasn't been much running lately either, except for one little 5K that is worth a mention. On Thanksgiving, I ran a Turkey Trot (a completely different kind of trot) with the hopes of a PR, which meant better than 27:49. My goal was under 27:00. I was a little nervous the morning of the race since the temps were in the single digits. It was a toasty 12 degrees (F) when the race began. Fortunately my sponsors (aka the hubby and my girls) drove me to the race, so I stayed in the warm vehicle until I saw people lining up at the start. Armed with my double layers of socks, gloves and hats and my new tights, I was good to go from start until my 24:36 finish. That was good for second place in my age group and a pumpkin pie, except I didn't wait around to claim my culinary prize because I had movie tickets and a turkey to roast waiting for me.

There were also no pictures since I forgot my camera. But the race was the perfect start to a perfect day.

If I can talk my girls into it, we might get a run in with the double jogger this afternoon. Otherwise it will be a cross training day on the bike. And if I can tear myself away from searching for the perfect tights to go with my girls' Christmas dresses, I'll finally get caught up on some blogs. I hope you are all doing amazingly well!!


  1. Nice job on the PR, especially nice on Thanksgiving!

  2. way to go on the PR...hopefully everyone is feeling better now!

  3. Awesome job on the race! That's a huge improvement and worth the double everything to keep warm! Glad you all are feeling better.

  4. WAY TO GO CANDICE!! Congrats on the new PR!

  5. Great fiishing time! I want to run a race and win a pie!!!

  6. YAY you!!

    You killed that race!!

    Glad you are feeling a little better!!!

  7. Wow, awesome race!! Congrats on the PR and the hardware (pieware?) I sure hope everyone is done puking and trotting so you can get back to "normal."

  8. Whooohooo! Congrats on your PR! (Boo for the puke and trots).

    12 degrees? Yeah, I wouldn't have been as hard core as you.

  9. Hope your tummy's better and great race!!!!

  10. AWESOME PR, you go girl!! I'm looking forward to running with a double jogging stoller (ONE DAY) , too! :-)

  11. I've been in a huge blog funk lately, travel and work seems to really put me behind. Glad your feeling better; next time just change the name to "I Have Runs" and well all know what's up.

  12. 4'55"/km you are fast! Congrats on the PR... and all the best to your sponsors.

  13. Great race! Hope you're feeling better now!

  14. Hope the kids continue to get better.
    Ya know, most people don't knock 3 minutes off a 5K PR after running a marathon.
    You're doing something right.
    Keep doing it.

  15. Look at you going from a 27 time to a 24!! That's incredible! Congratulations! :0)

  16. Congrats on the PR.Great blog..Keep blogging..

  17. Hi Candice!
    I saw your other blog about Running Nerds, then popped over here and the word TROTS got my attention ;) I am the queen of the runner's trots! LOL! I just posted my latest episode on my blog a few days ago...NO BUENO!

    Congratulations on your PR!! Looking forward to following you on your blog (I'm the dork with her tongue sticking out in that little picture on the right!)

    (36 year old fulltime RVer living la vida loca with a cute-butt husband and a stink-butt dog!)


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