Turkey Trot

TriathlonTrialLawyer Doug Landau, Zach & Jed Kwartler.jpegAs I have done for over 25 years, I run on Thanksgiving Day. I do so to raise money for a worthy charitable cause, because I am thankful that I can do so, and because my clients cannot. This year I took part in the Literacy Volunteers of Morris County and The Interfaith Food Pantry 2nd Annual 5K Turkey Trot in Morris Township, New Jersey. My Overall Place: 42 of 660 finishers. My time on the USATF certified 5K race course 20:51.1, for an average pace of 6:43.6 per mile. Not bad on a cold, hilly course, but a far cry from where I want to be. However, I am thankful for being able to toe the line, run the race, be in the lead pack if only for a moment, and then finish and enjoy the company of friends. I did the race to support my pal and Maccabiah teammate Jed Kwartler. Dr. Kwartler, of UMDNJ and the Ear Specialty Group, raced despite crashing during the bike portion of Ironman Arizona. Jed was sporting some impressive road rash Thanksgiving morning. He was thankful to be able to beat his son Zach (shown in the middle), a Sophomore at Princeton University, despite the younger Kwartler’s negative splits and closing kick.

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