Gobble Jog 2012

November 23, 2012

In our household Thanksgiving means one thing, the Gobble Jog 5k. This was my 6th year to compete but for the first time ever, I won. Let me write that again just in case you missed it. I WON! Usually I bounce between 2nd and 3rd but not this year. This year I was the first women to cross the line. Ironically enough, in all of my 6 years, I’ve never been more unprepared for the race. But as it turns out, the secret to winning Gobble Jog, is to have a baby 5 months prior, train as inconsistently as possible, if at all, eat whenever the baby allows you a moment to grab whatever is on hand and stuff it in your face and sleep minimally. We are talking minutes at a time that you hope will add up to a couple of hours by morning. And that my dear friends, is how you win Gobble Jog. So kids everywhere, future Olympians and future Gobble Jog victors take note.

Family shot. At last years Gobble Jog I was 10 weeks pregnant. This year I have 2 handsome men cheering me on from the sideline.

Me, Keane and my bestfriend Mike who has done this 5k with me every year.

Bundled up against the elements and a good luck kiss for momma.

The Gobble Joggers are off!

Me and Mike hammer home the final half mile.

A flag that represented all of our parts in the days race. Well, Mike and I were actually “Timed Runners”.

Heading home from the festivities to a yummy turkey dinner.

2 Responses to “Gobble Jog 2012”

  1. Grandma says:

    Congratulations Karen (and Mike)–you guys are great!!

  2. Caitriona Smith says:

    Lookin good Karen. Well done. x

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