Happy Thanksgiving! A few weeks ago I decided that I just had to run this 5k again to see if I could beat my time from last year. I’ve been running up to 5 times a week since Spring so I was pretty confident I could do it. I woke up at the crack of dawn this morning and went for a short .8 mile warmup run to get ready for the main event at 8. My friend Michael picked me up at 7:15 and we headed off to Seekonk. Same course as last year.

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Tons of people of all ages and running ability. When the race started I sprinted from the back to get ahead of as many people as I could then kept a steady pace all the way to the end. I really pushed myself to run as fast as I could and resisted the temptation to check my time on the Fitbit until the very end. 29:12!!! Almost a full 5 minutes faster than last year. Woot!

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