Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Day 244: Turkey Trot

Yesterday morning, Mr. E and I ran the 5-mile turkey day race, organized by the New Orleans Athletic Club and the New Orleans Track Club.  As we were trying to stay warm while waiting for the race to start, Mr. E noticed a familiar face sitting nearby on the stands of the Gormley Stadium in City Park:

This is the actor, Michael O'Neill, whom Mr. E recognized most recently from the new TV show, "Extant."  Once we were able to identify him, I figured we should check the race results to see if we managed to beat him across the finish line.  He was about four minutes slower than we were, finishing 807th out of 1,215 men, and Mr. E placed 694th.

Of course, this gentleman is also almost 20 years older than we are (63), so I'm glad we were still able to out-pace him, even with our gradually slowing times over the past few years!

I'm also glad we were able to do a Thanksgiving morning race, as we or I have frequently participated in the annual Run to Feed the Hungry in Sacramento when we've stayed close to home for the holiday.  It's always such a nice way to start out the day and support a good cause.


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