On Thanksgiving, I headed to Murfreesboro to run in the BoroDash 4-Miler. I ran in the Boulevard Bolt for the past 5 Thanksgivings, but after reaching my goal of sub-40 last year I decided to retire from that event and try something new.
I've never run a 4-miler, so it would be an automatic PR for me. I knew going into it to not have high expectations as my legs were still tired from the marathon that Sunday.
It was cloudy and cool, but I stayed pretty warm as I ran. My legs definitely felt like lead and I was running slower at the end than I was at the beginning, but I had a strong finish.
I ultimately clocked a 34:46, meaning an 8:42 average pace. I was really surprised I did even that well!
Surprisingly, everyone got a medal!
I went home and convinced my parents that we should go have breakfast at Waffle House before I enjoyed a nice nap.
Later that night, I felt like I had definitely earned my Thanksgiving dinner!