Turkey Day

I just noticed I have 60 days until the Tough Mudder in January.  Time seems to have flown by this year.  I know I am ready for the challenge and I know I’ll kick its ass when the time finally comes.  I’m sure however, the next 2 months will go by slowly especially once Christmas has past.  I suppose I’ll have to step up my training even more now to make sure I am fully prepared for the challenge. 

My training last week was a bit off with Thanksgiving thrown in the middle.  I did a few runs weighted and unweighted in preparation for the Turkey Day 5 mile race on Thanksgiving morning.  The Turkey Day race was pretty fun as I finally got my training partner, Tim, back out to run.  Tim and I came prepared for our 5 mile run with a 6 pack of beer to carry and drink during the race.  I also decided to make the race a little harder by also carrying 4 bricks in my ruck.  Tim nor I had any concern with how fast we would run the 5 miles and instead I believe Tim was focused on just finishing while I was focused on enjoying the 5 miles while drinking some beer.  My only regret about the race was not having a video camera to record all of the crazy looks and the, “Hey, is that guy drinking a beer?” moments.  My favorite moment was when we were asked, “Did you guys lose a bet?” to which Tim responded, “No, we are actually training for a longer event that requires more drinking.”

 Beer Running

Unfortunately, the morning after the Turkey Day race, I began feeling chest congestion.  Luckily, I was scheduled to pick something up from my ENT that morning anyway and he had an opening to see me.  I have been on antibiotics ever since and hope to get out for some training later this week.  I have been getting antsy the last few days without being able to train.  Oh well, I’ll get back to the grind soon enough.

Keep Movin’ friends…it’s the only way to get where you are going!

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