#MotivationMonday [6]: Training for my Own Turkey Trot – life+running

#MotivationMonday [6]: Training for my Own Turkey Trot

Good morning! Or evening. Depending on when I’m catching you.

As I was running on Friday after work, I realized something: I run every year on Thanksgiving day. Always. During last year’s T-day run I fell, which started my big breakup with running for the past year.

But that’s not going to stop me from running on Thanksgiving. But I need to up my mileage to run the route I always run, and to face the massive hill that’s on the route.

My route is about a 10K. I’m currently maxed out at 5 miles. Think I can do it?

I know I can do it.

My ultimate goal for the next week and a half is to be able to run my Thanksgiving Day run, just like I’ve done for the past 10 years.

So yeah, I’m training for my own personal turkey trot.

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[ also, i need to run in my winter gear so I have more ridiculous photos to share]


What Thanksgiving traditions do you have?

10 Comment

  1. Besides eating yummy food?!? Hanging with family! 🙂

  2. You can do it! Not sure if you’ve seen this but she does a giveaway for a virtual 5k (or more) on Thanksgiving. Some fun prizes!


  3. This is a great idea and perhaps something I should adopt. Thanksgivings are a little different nowadays. Until recently they always consisted of waking up way too hung over since old friends were usually back in our small hometown, and stuffing my face.

  4. We always try to go on a long hike the morning of Thanksgiving – work off some of those calories before all that devouring. Though I’ve made some adjustments to this year’s menu items to make them a bit healthier 🙂 We also try to take our family photo for Christmas cards on Thanksgiving day. Smile!

  5. I love running on Thanksgiving! We found a 5K in Vail that we’re signed up for that will serve as this year’s race – and it will be interesting since I’m not running until then. 🙂

  6. Joanna says: Reply

    You can definitely do it! Just ice your previous injury after runs and be kind to it. But you can definitely up that mileage in time for Turkey day 🙂

  7. I just commented on this picture from the post you sent me to. So yes, new crazy pictures please. I am glad The Husband didn’t notice the Felicity resemblance.

    I’m making a fitness change, starting today. I signed up for that Best Body Bootcamp all the bloggers do, but am starting tonight rather than a few weeks ago when it did. It was impossible with our move and not having time or exercise equipment set up to commit then. But I am excited to work towards something and really get on track.

    1. chimes says: Reply

      lol yup. except I have more “professional” looking gear now.

  8. I think we should start a movement for crazy winter running gear. Photos of hilarity can abound.

    Maybe I just want to start a movement. All. The. Time.

    Why be ordinary when you can be EPIC?

    None of that made sense, but forgive me, as it is Friday, and I can leave work reeeeeallly soon.

    You can definitely do the 10K. I know it.

    1. chimes says: Reply

      YES. crazy gear. I have a hat with ears. It’s on. Actually I have 2 hats with ears.

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