Everyone is still trying to work off all of that Halloween candy, and now Thanksgiving, with its mashed potatoes, stuffing and pumpkin pie is just a couple of weeks away. For families looking for something that might keep the scale in check, not to mention burn off a little holiday stress, there’s nothing better than a pre-meal turkey trot. Luckily, it’s easy to find just the right race for your crew of turkeys.
Use one of these resources to find a turkey trot in your area:
If you are new to running, a turkey trot is a fun way to try your first race. They are generally pretty short, include lots of walkers and are often open to strollers and dogs, something other races rarely allow. It’s a mellow, family vibe and often people are dressed in costumes. Like me and my friend Chrissy (sorry Chrissy!).
Don’t we look like we are on dork patrol? But we had fun. At least I did. The best was two years ago when I ran the Oceanside, CA turkey trot with Mike and my brother-in-law Alan, all of us wearing turkey headbands. Imagine one of those on a big bald head running toward you. Good times.
Anyway, think about going for a Thanksgiving trot this year. It’s a great family/friend tradition, and you will feel much better about stuffing your face later in the day.
Btw, I’m working on a HIIT playlist for you guys, but I’m hoping to have some video to accompany the post. No promises, but stay tuned.