Saturday, November 30, 2013
The 2nd Annual Columbia Turkey Chase. I placed about halfway through my age group (40 - 49, seems kind of a big age group!) It was 25 degrees, but with the wind chill it felt like 14. And the wind ... oh, the wind. Look over my shoulder, to the left of the picture, at the silver sheet billowing off of that guy's shoulders. It was terrible. I was so bundled up I'm surprised I could move! My thighs were frozen for most of the day.
It was a great run, and spectators actually came out and braved the cold. I love to run in Columbia. It's so pretty, and the people who are stuck in their cars while we pass don't curse at us or blow their horns (like they do in Baltimore City, which, ironically, is nicknamed "Charm City.")
1:07:25, terrain had a 358-foot rise (it was marketed as a "relatively flat" 10k, to which I say bullarky!)
Next up: Baltimore City Celtic Solstice 5-mile run. 14 December. I never thought I'd see the day when a 5-mile run would be a shorter run for me.