My 5 mile turkey trot is on Thursday (Thanksgiving). This particular turkey trot is popular in these parts, although it will be my first time. Last year there were 3200 participants and almost 3400 the year before! Yikes! This is three times larger than the marathon I just ran! Hopefully, there will be a timing mat at the start so the possible five minutes it might take to just cross the starting line is not added to your overall time. Please Race God, don't let it be a shit show. When the start of a race is chaotic, it usually throws me off for the whole event. Think positive, Aimée. Deep breaths. Whatever you do...don't jinx yourself, dammit!
The good news is we are going out for dinner on Thanksgiving. No cooking and no cleaning up! We did this three years ago and for me, it was one of the best Thanksgivings ever. The food was beautiful and delicious, but more importantly, I was totally relaxed and able to enjoy the kids. I actually enjoy cooking a turkey (and I don't enjoy cooking pretty much anything), but once in a while it's nice to get a break.
So what are your Thanksgiving plans? Are you hosting, going to relatives, or eating at a restaurant? Will you also be doing a turkey trot? Whatever you do, be safe and enjoy.
Not to be a party pooper, but...the day before Thanksgiving, the Pilgrims
massacred a tribe of Native Americans who had gathered for a corn dance.
The next day the pilgrims gave thanks for their victory. There was no
potluck dinner among the two groups. It was just the pilgrims.
The Native Americans were dead.