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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Jingle All the Way!

Jingle All the Way

For our (maybe) last race of the year, Spinster Beth and I, Slick, decided to sign up for the Arthritis Foundation’s local Jingle Bell Run.

As it was just a 5k I didn’t really do much in preparation.  My wonderful husband did buy me a new pair of running gloves a week before the race (more on them later).

The Jingle Bell run had many great things going for it. It and packet pickup were only half an hour from my house. It was in an area that I had never run in before. But best of all, I didn’t have to be there at o’dark hundred. It started at 9:30. And of course it was for a good cause.

Spinster Beth and I got into the spirit of the run and the season by wearing antlers…apparently so did everyone else, because the race was full of antlers, Santa hats and different combinations of red and white. 

The course was gorgeous, running through beautiful Centennial Park in Ellicott City.  There was plenty of parking; in fact I was able to park near a port-o-potty that was line-free.  I was so excited that I tripped walking into the port-o-potty and one of my gloves went flying right down the drain.  May it rest in peace…because there was no way I was going after it.

Even with this little mishap, it was my best time since recovering from my stress fracture…around 11:00 minute miles. Not my personal best, but getting closer. When my mom was my age she was running 5ks in 9 minute miles…I would love to get to that. Maybe that will be my next goal.

1 comment:

  1. That is awesome. Jeff ran one out in Alabama. Yonah wanted to get in on one here in VA, but I didn't know about it in time. Next year though! Have to find a 10k for Yonah so he can work up to a half. He's pretty determined!