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Colony Grill Hot Oil 5K

Sunday I ran a 5k with my sister (Kate) and brother-in-law (Chris).   This was my first barefoot 5k, and Kate and Chris’ first race ever, which was exciting.  I think the last time I ran a 5k was when I was about 9 years old or so.   The race started at 9:00am and the temperature was about 48 degrees, I wore some heavy socks while walking around and waiting at the start line for take off.     My gimpy foot was still not 100% going into this race but the adrenaline got the best of me, my time was 23:06. I haven’t ran that fast in a long time and tweaked my foot again, so looks like a few more days of rest.   I have a 5 mile race on Thanksgiving, then after that I am going to shut it down for a good month of taking it real easy.  I need to get this foot back to 100%.

I saw Kate and Chris come in to the finish and both looked really good!   Colony Grill is a pizza restaurant that sponsored this race, so it was free pizza and beer at 10:00am for the runners!

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First snow of the season. My son and I at the finish of the 5 mile Turkey Trot Rusty as a bag of nails, but it’s a good outlet. 5 mile Turkey Trot tradition. 20+ years running this race with my sister. My son made his debut today, fantastic job! Deadlifts. This was my last set of 225lbs, a new PR.
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185 x 6
195 x 7
205 x 6
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