The Experimental Runner

Traditionally, I run the local Turkey Trot 5K on Thanksgiving morning. It seems to get larger every year. While it’s great to see the hoards of people getting out and getting exercise, it has also become-well, a bit of a pain. So many people are registering at the last minute that the race gets held up so the huge mass of runners are left bouncing up and down at the starting line trying to keep warm. Then there is a pre-race speech that you can’t hear over the crowd’s chatter. This year I opted to trot on my own and I was hitting the shower while the race folk where just warming up. I’m not sure if I missed it or not. Regardless, the day is done as is the 5k. However, sometimes part of the pleasure is the pain. -ter

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