We have 22 days until Thanksgiving. I know.. I can hardly believe it myself! Let’s not even think about Christmas yet, ok? :)
Anyway, last year I started a new tradition for Turkey Day that I plan to keep. I ran my first Turkey Trot.
If you are unfamiliar, a Turkey Trot is a running event held Thanksgiving morning. Most are 5k or 10k with a 1 mile walk option. On a day when most people (including me) enter into a food coma while watching football all day, getting the family up and out the door first thing is a great way to include some fun, healthy, family fun.
Last year I ran the 5k with my friend Carrie while Mom, the Husband, the Little Guy and the Niece walked the mile. It was a chilly but getting out in the fall crisp air was awesome and I felt fabulous the rest of the day! Totally something I’m looking forward to again this year.
Click here to find a Turkey Trot in your area or start a different active Thanksgiving tradition. Does anyone have any to share? A family football game? An after dinner stroll? Maybe Wii olympics? ;)
P.S. Can’t find a Turkey Trot in your area? Sign up for Alissa’s virtual one!