Due to the weather and other scheduling conflicts I officially achieved my first Did Not Start (DNS) by not getting to the line for this years Boar's Head Inn Turkey Trot. The threat of cold and wet weather reduced the my co-participants eagerness to run the race. As such we decided on Weds to bow out. Not running the race was hard for me as I enjoy the race tradition on Holidays. I decided to head out for a run on my own early Thanksgiving morning before the winter weather arrived. The morning turned out to be perfect with no wind and in the high 30's when I started my run. I did a routine route around the neighborhood and covered 10K or so. I found a good mix of flat sections, hills and scenery to keep the run interesting. As I finished up my run I saw a number of my neighbors departing for the race. We exchanged smiles and waves, and I wished them well as they prepared to toe the line at the race. I did take a small bit of pleasure in being back in the house and drinking coffee before the even got to the starting line.
I hope that you enjoyed your holiday and were also able to get out for a nice run.