Today being the last day of November, I can officially say that I only ran twice this month. Both of those runs were Turkey Trots - Donner Lake a couple weeks ago and Sparks on Thanksgiving Day. Nice to have some time off, but it's time to get back on the horse.
So I've done the Sparks race for the last three years now - and have the super-soft sweatshirts to prove it. The course has been the same - past the marina, out onto city streets, then back onto the bike path near the water. Playing with Garmin mapping in Google Earth:
Apparently they had a bigger turnout than past year - here's a look back from the start:
And forward. I guess this balloon launch is supposed to look like a turkey? Kinda? Anyone?
Even boom-box-towing-guy showed up. I have no idea why he's wearing an Egyptian headdress, though...
I didn't get many pics from the course, just had a nice time running. Didn't force it too hard, and ended up finishing in 48:something. Managed to get through the chute, grab a water, and make my way back to the line in time to catch our friend Alex finishing. He's running the Santa Barbara marathon this weekend, so wasn't going too hard either.
So, that was November. Tomorrow starts a new month...