Myrtle Beach Real Estate by Mirela

Run Mirela, Run!

Mirela jogging

Today I ran a 5K race at the incredibly beautiful Brookgreen Gardens.  The money raised benefited the Brookgreen Zoo, a worthy cause.   190 people participated.

When that pistol was shot (why do they still do that anyway; it causes unnecessary smoke we inhale as we go by), the runners sped across that starting line like loaded guided missiles.  The famous ones who win every race (show-offs!) did not impress me, although I must confess to a tinge of jealousy.  I mean, just why do you need to run THAT fast? 

In my book, the winner of the race was a thirty some year old mother pushing a stroller with a relatively large toddler in it.  She placed in the top 10% (she beat my time).  She did it with a smile on her face and toddler still intact. 

I came in second for my age group, which was no consolation for my lousy time, never mind that I shaved some years off my age...   The person I want to beat next year is the woman pushing the stroller!  Surely by then, her toddler will be old enough to... 


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Comment balloon 10 commentsMirela Monte • November 21 2009 11:58PM


It was called the Turkey Run, probably due to the impending holiday, or perhaps due to the many Wild Turkeys who call Brookgreen Gardens their home.

...Anyway, this turkey placed second.

Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) almost 11 years ago

You still ran the race and finished it.  Not sure that this turkey could make it to the finish line. 

Posted by Charles Perkins (Charles G. Perkins, CPA) almost 11 years ago

Doing the Turkey Run is probably a great way to counteract all of the extra calories from Thanksgiving. Congrats on the race and helping a worthy cause.

Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) almost 11 years ago

We have wild turkeys in the hills around here.  And once in while you can even see them within the City of Eugene.

I saw some running in the southwest hills the other day.  From behind.  An ugly sight.  An elephant runs with more grace. YOU wouldn't want to be associated with that Turkey Run.


And to think, Ben Franklin wanted the Turkey as our national symbol.  Can't fly. Can't run well.  Can't avoid being Thanksgiving.  Where would we be as a nation if we'd followed Ben's advice?  Eating roast Eagle next week?

Posted by Jim Hale, Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website (ACTIONAGENTS.NET) almost 11 years ago

congrats on the great finish - any finish in a 5k or 10 k is a great finish to me

Posted by Randall Sandin, 843-209-9667 - Search for Charleston SC Real Estate (Carolina One Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

Mirela - Good for you and the zoo. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Posted by Judy Jennings, Tap into Judy's real estate expertise & resources. (Top Agent Plus) almost 11 years ago

Mirela - Congratulations for contributing your time to a worthy cause and finishing the race.

Posted by Kenneth Bargers (Prudential Woodmont Realty) almost 11 years ago


Excellent finish.  You biggest opponent in any race is yourself and the clock.  Just beat your best time.  I use to go running with my youngest nine years ago when he was in a stroller. 

Posted by Larry Story, Total Care Realty, LLC, Greensboro, NC Real Estate (Total Care Realty) almost 11 years ago

Mirela...perfect people piss me off, but as long as I wake each morning I have the chance to improve...something?

Posted by Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH ( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., ) almost 11 years ago

Hi Mirela: Now there would be a photo finish - woman pushing stroller across finish line!


Posted by Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert (National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro) almost 11 years ago