Sunday, December 11, 2005

50K Fat Ass

The race..well, it really wasn't a race, it was a get together with friends for a fun training run..but it was a blast.

Of course. How could it not be? A bunch of runners who LOVE to run, get together for chit chat, catching up time and let's get one hell of a good workout out in too while we are it. It was fabulous.

We met at the Lake Harriet Bandshell in Minneapolis at 815. We signed a waiver and dropped a few bucks into a baggie..then headed up the hill to a runner's house. At the house there were cookies, candy, crackers, oranges and a big container of water and one container of an energy drink.

We wrote our names in on a big piece of tag board hanging from the wall. Each loop was 4 miles; after each loop and a run to runner's home we signed in our time near our name.

I think 15 or so of us began the run, most didn't have any intention of running the full 50K. A few of us did.

Running around the Minneapolis Lakes is really quite a treat for me. I live 54 miles away so don't do daily running over there.

There are LOADS of runners doing the lakes each day; it's awesome. There are port a potties all over the place so I could go in a dry place whenever I needed. The luxury!

4 of us ended up running the complete distance. Scott and I finished in 6:18 or so I believe. We stopped at Dunn Brothers for coffee afterwards to talk big with the other runners.

What a blast.

Before I left home this morning I placed a 20 pound turkey in a cooking bag. I left Steve a note: please place on grill on low at 12:15. I'll be home by 5 and turkey should be ready.

I called Steve enroute home and sure enough..turkey was cooking well. Asked Steve to foil wrap a few big baking potatoes and place on grill.

Success!

Awesome turkey dinner after the run. It doesn't get much better than that :)

4 comments:

Kim said...

Julie sounds like a great day with friends. I thought of you today when I was doing the Reindeer Run, hoping someday to have your stamina
You truly inspire me!

Sounds like a yummy dinner afterward too!

jessie_tri_mn said...

Awesome Run Julie!

How is it you can make 50K seem like a piece of cake?

You're amazing...

BuckeyeRunner said...

50K run, and a turkey dinner after. Good grief! What a multitasker!!

nancytoby said...

You make it sound like a little 5K! Amazing!