This year’s annual Turkey Trot in Hingham has come and gone. Although our July4th race here is my favorite, I do love running this race. The course starts at the high school, meandering into Wompatuck State Park. Because I am a female and it is a state park, I do not receive the opportunity to run on its trails very often despite its close proximity to my house.
My husband dropped me off at 7:25 for the 7:30 start and off I went. I wanted to start out slow, which was not a problem as the crowd was thick, and I purposely started at the back knowing I would not be pushing it today. I hit the first mile in 9:40 according to the mile marker, which was perfect for where I needed to be. Mile two came at 18:50- a little speedier, but perfect for me these days. According to the time clock when I crossed the finish line, it was about 28:40. However, when checking my results later online, it said I finished in 29:23???? The former and future competitive runner in me certainly feels aggravation by this confusion, but I realize that I should just be happy with an under 30 minute 5K at 32 weeks pregnant.
I am quite joyful for the fact that I am still running right now, and I tried to reflect this spirit in my playlist for this weekend. Christmas music is bombarding the airways, and I shamelessly love every minute of that. However, I realize that Spin class to Christmas music might become a bit tedious. I tried, though, to pick songs that reflect positivity and the theme of joy present in the season…. while adding a few holiday tunes in of course!
Lucky (feat. Colbie Caillat) 3:10 Jason Mraz
Rise 4:24 Samantha James
Love Generation (Featuring Gary Pine) [Bob Sinclar Radio Edit] 3:32 Bob Sinclar & Gary Pine
All I Want for Christmas Is You 4:03 Mariah Carey
Unspeakable Joy (Razor N Guido Remix) 4:08 Kim English
Angels Eyes 6:21 Ghostland
Sean Kingston - Beautiful Mashup 4:43 DJ Earworm
Raise Your Glass 3:23 P!nk
All Around the World 3:34 Lionel Richie
Christmas / Sarajevo 12/24 (Instrumental) 3:25 Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Still Still Still 4:06 Kaskade
I Just Want to Celebrate (Mocean Worker Remix) 5:01 Rare Earth
I Feel Love (Blue Man Group Radio Edit) 4:06 Blue Man Group
Fairytale of New York 4:35 The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl (This song is not that positive, but may be one of my favorite Christmas tunes)
O Come All Ye Faithful / O Holy Night (Instrumental) 4:19 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas Eve and Other Stories Holiday