|With a young Murphy after the 2008 Lansing Turkey Trot|
I ran the Detroit Turkey Trot a few years ago in 2011. It was my first race post abdominal surgery. That race is almost unmanageably colossal. I'm glad I ran it, but I'm happy to never run it again. There were 20,000 people running the 5k and 10k. It was relatively organized, but it was really just too much.
|In Detroit after the Detroit Turkey Trot in 2011|
|Morgantown Running 2013 Turkey Trot|
I was running with my husband and knew I wasn't pushing for a PR. If I had been attempting to run fast I would have been really frustrated with the crowds. But I forced myself to relax and enjoy the race. The course ran through downtown Lansing which is beautifully decorated for the Christmas holiday. On Washington Square Christmas music was piping from speakers. I found myself smiling throughout the race just enjoying the crowd in my downtown.
|Crossing the finish line|
|All smiles when it's over|