Today we ran the Turkey Trot in Frederick, MD for a third time.
Well, it was the 3rd time for me and Maxwell but only the second
for the girls. Every year Maxwell has gotten a little closer to
beating me. This year Maxwell thought he might beat me, so he
started way up near the front. Little did he realize that this
would be his undoing. I started back with the girls, who knew
they would probably walk part of the way. Maxwell was still a
few hundred yards ahead of me after the first mile when I caught
a glimpse of him. Slowly I inched up behind him, until partway
into the third mile I was right behind him. Then he saw me and
upped his pace to pull ahead. But then he slowed back down and I
gained ground again as we approached the finish line. I thought
it would be fun to let him cross first so I didn't sprint, but
hung close enough behind him that the chips would tell a
different tale. At 26:44 and 26:51 we crossed, but the margin
was reversed in the final times: I was at 26:31 and Maxwell was
at 26:38. This will no doubt lead to much playful banter as each
of us claim victory.
The girls started to come in about 15 minutes later. Zara started
the race strong, running with for a little while before dropping
back. She came in first among the females at 42:34! Alora &
Brittan walked and ran together for most of the race. For the
final sprint Alora saw she had a chance to catch mom and they
raced hard to the finish, with Alora edging her out at 43:39.
Sadly Cara's chip time wasn't recorded for some reason. Brittan,
who is recovering from a cold, brought up the rear with 44:08.
Overall it was a fun morning and we celebrated with Slurpees.
Sadly there were no Star Wars cups, so we can't add them to our
collection of ones from Revenge of the Sith.
Then it was time for turkey with the fam...