Thursday, November 26, 2009

No Race Today; HAPPY THANKSGIVING!



My son has been sick and traffic was horrible last night, so I didn't drive 30 miles to enter the Manchester Road Race. I didn't register earlier for it since I was waiting to see how well I'd recovered from the NY City Marathon. As much as I enjoy running on Thanksgiving with 10,000 (Update: 14,000 this year) other runners along with 20,000 spectators in an event that's locally televised, it wasn't meant to be this year. I'm OK with that. Family comes first. My son's feeling better, and I get to go to the in-laws house with my family for Thanksgiving dinner rather than meeting everyone there. Things happen for a reason. It was meant for me to spend all day with my family and relatives. I think I'll go register for my next 5K race right now though! Happy Thanksgiving everyone. P.S. To help myself feel better, I just ordered a new pair of Asics GT-2140 from RoadRunner Sports. My current 2140's have almost 600 miles on them, plus RoadRunner Sports has a great sale on everything right now. I also ordered the reflective armband you see below since it's dark here at 4:30 p.m. now.


6 comments:

Mel-2nd Chances said...

glad to read that your son is feeling better, it sucks when the kids are sick! Enjoy the additional day of rest, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and the family!

Anais said...

So glad your son is better :)

Now I want to go online and buy new running shoes! Must...put...credit card...down! :P

Lisa said...

Sounds like a good day!! Have fun breaking in your new shoes!

Lisa said...

I'm a firm believer that things happen for a reason. Glad your son is feeling better. Love Roadrunner... got a coupon from them that I'm itching to use. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Rick!

Patrick said...

Good to hear your son is better! Thanks for your advice and comments on my blog-- it made me feel a lot better!

I have heard great things about the asics GT-2140! I am a mizuno fan myself-- but given all I have heard about asics should give them a try.

lindsay said...

glad your son is doing better and hope you all had a good thanksgiving holiday. i didn't turkey trot either -- i didn't even wake up until 9am on thanksgiving day! lazy.

i am ready for it to be light until 9pm again already. i do not enjoy these short days at all!