Monday, November 19, 2012

Pre-Turkey Day Trot!

The Thanksgiving festivities started a little early this year at Dad's Work (National Geospatial Intelligence Agency...or just NGA..that works too). They held their very own Turkey Trot, and Dad was representin' in his Team G Shock shirt.

Here are his official results:

Joe Ross - 35:16

And as usual, he snapped a picture for us! Here he is with some of his co-workers.

We're looking forward to running with Team G Shock on Thanksgiving Day later this week at the Virginia Run Turkey Trot! It will be race #38 and we'll have an update and pictures after the race. Happy Turkey Day everyone! 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Event #37...continued!

I found a little news story about the Anything Is Possible 5k we ran for event #37. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Event #37 - Anything Is Possible 5k

It was a COLD and rainy November night a few weekends ago when we took to the streets for the Anything Is Possible 5k. A big storm had come through Nashville a few hours earlier that brought the temperature down a lot, but luckily it had stopped raining by race time (1:50 AM). We got to the race a little early with our glow-in-the-dark TEAM G SHOCK shirts and glow sticks and ran into my friend and co-worker Rosemary who was also running. Rosemary has taken up running lately and is seriously kicking butt. This was her 4th official 5k, and she did great!

The race wasn't super crowded, but the crowd was definitely an interesting one. In the 150 or so runners, there were people in their PJ's, people in robes, people in costumes, and lots of glow sticks/lights. Nate & I had picked up our race PJ pants (instead of tshirts) earlier that day, but decided not to wear them to the race. (sidenote: we have worn them a lot since...and they are super comfy! Thanks Old Navy!).

The course took us around the big outlet mall here in town, and it was basically two loops, with a little variation in the 2nd loop. This was the first cold race of the season for us, and it took a minute to get used to, but we did ok! No PR's on this one, but we are pretty happy with our times, especially considering how late it was.

Here are the results:

46th place - Nate Towne - 27:53
47th place - Sara Towne - 28:15

It was fun to do a race that is a little different, and who doesn't love time travel! The race started at 1:50am and we finished a little before 1:20am. Magic. :) Enjoy a few photos we picked up along the way! And as always, GOOOOO G SHOCK!

Glow-in-the-dark G-SHOCK! 

Before the was COLD!

Rosemary & me before the race

Waiting to start outside Opry Mills

Hard to see, but this sign says "2 miles-ish". 
Very official.

After the race

 You can kind of see our 
glow-in-the-darkness here :)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Happy Veteran's Day!

Yesterday was the official day, but we wanted to take a moment today to say THANK YOU to all of the Veteran's out there - past, present and future. We are afforded so many freedoms because of the sacrifices you and your families make, and we truly do appreciate that. A number of the races we have run support military charities, and those are always special to us. 

I'm lucky enough (and very proud) to have family members who are Veteran's. This day makes me extra thankful for them and everything they gave our family.

Grandpa Ross & Grandma Ross

Grandma Osborne & Papa

And our favorite Vet - My Dad and his beautiful wife, 
the best military wife I ever knew!