I assumed that my glorious return to running after having Miss Newborn would involve a Turkey Trot. I knew I wouldn’t have a lot of time to get in shape, and it would be a stretch if we were travelling to Buffalo, because that Turkey Trot is 8k (5 miles), but I figured I could get to the finish with walk breaks if I needed. What would have had to happen, though is for me to start running right when I got the green light, but I did not do that.
Meanwhile, we decided not to go to Buffalo for Thanksgiving even though it was a Buffalo year, and around the same time I started seeing signs pop up for a local Gobble Wobble that had a Family walk and a kids race. So that became the new plan: Walk 2 miles as a family and have Mr. Toddler run the kids race.
However, as I went to sign up days before the race, the forecast was calling for a high of 13 F. Brrrr Although I would have run in this weather in years past, it was not the weather for walking with a newborn and a toddler who will strip off his gloves and hat no matter the weather. So for the first time since I started running, I didn’t do a turkey trot. An 11 year streak broken. What a BUMMER!
On the bright side, I wouldn’t have really wanted to run a 5k in a feels like temp of 2F, so I’m glad I had the excuse of the kiddos. 🙂
I’m not sure when I’m going to race again, but I’m already planning on running the 2019 Buffalo Turkey Trot.