This was the first year I have participated in the Turkey Trot. I would have probably considered it in the past as an event I would participate in with friends and family but would most likely have walked most of the way. This time I ran, because I could, which made it much more fun.
I asked a friend of mine, Kristi, to join me and she did. We had a great time struggling to find a bathroom to use before the race... NOT! The lines were incredibly long and so as most others were doing, we found a bush and went.
During the race, the crowds all seemed to stay together so it was pretty hard to pass at times, but we figured it out. I made it in under one hour and four minutes which is so far the fastest I have ran. I could not have imagined running the entire six miles before. If you would have asked me a year ago if I could do it... my response would have been "No, I am not a runner."
But what exactly makes a runner? If you ask me it takes dedication and commitment, for me almost to the point of obsession. You are a runner if you are willing to, and want to, run rain or shine, hot or cold, tired or not, pain or not -- no excuses . I have been running since the middle of September without any excuses stopping me. I have taken a vacation and ran. I have worked over 40 hrs during the week and ran. I have been sick and ran and I have ran during the busy holidays.
If I can do it, anyone can!