It's that time of year! After a fun Halloween race, I dove into two more races this month to have some fun. Having taken around 5 months off running earlier this year because of an injury, my expectations were low.
The first one was a small race in Cheshire, CT, where I surprised myself running a 15:45 off of very little fitness, with some hills in the mix. The second one was a solid win on Thanksgiving day at the Branford Turkey Trot. With all of the college runners back home to race, I took it out in 4:45 for the first mile, managing to drop everyone (who were all in much better shape than I am!) and cruise the last two miles on my own. Both results are extremely encouraging given the little training I've done, and how much time I have before the 2015 season begins. Looking forward to running stronger than ever next year!