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    Turkey Trot runners share holiday favorites, fitness tips

    Turkey Trot runners share holiday favorites, fitness tips

    Photo By Brian Parker | Runners participate in the 5th annual Turkey Trot on the Henderson Hall portion of...... read more read more

    JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, VA, UNITED STATES

    11.15.2013

    Courtesy Story

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall

    By Jim Dresbach,
    Pentagram Staff Writer

    JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, Va. - The plight of temptation overcomes even the best athletes; they battle how to stay active and on pace with constant running regiments during the holidays.

    A total of 136 Marines, soldiers and civilians put thoughts of roasted poultry and mashed potatoes on the back burner to run the fifth annual Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Turkey Trot, which started and finished outside Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gymnasium.

    After a half-hour or less of calorie burning Nov. 15, some runners explained how they ward off the dietary demons and keep each day filled with a multi-mile run.

    Race winner Joe Galvin finished the five-kilometer race in 15 minutes and 58 seconds, but admitted one holiday traditional sweet can finish him off.

    "I have trouble staying away from the cookies," he said with a smile.

    Female overall winner Margaret Smith crossed the finish line in 17:33, but when a Thanksgiving dessert is brought to the dining room table, she has to use her willpower.

    "I love pumpkin pie," she said without hesitation.

    A gloved and layered Headquarters and Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps, Henderson Hall, Commanding Officer Col. Anthony S. Barnes led by example by sporting extra clothing – a point he made when asked how to keep running into December and January. He also added not to yield to the extra slice of dessert or favorite drink during the holidays.

    "Everything can be done in moderation," Barnes said after he finished.

    Placing second in the men’s category was Brian Daugherty (17:25) and the third male to cross the finish line was J.J. Martin in 17:32.

    Rounding out the female top three were runner-up Yuko Whitestone (19:32) and Lisa Hamp (20:46).

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    Date Taken: 11.15.2013
    Date Posted: 11.26.2013 09:43
    Story ID: 117393
    Location: JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, VA, US 

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