My feathers are officially ruffled. Y’all have patiently listened as I have waffled over what I am going to do for my next event. I’ve been impatient and crabby. Since the Olympics are a few years away (baaahh), how about something local and something I can do with my friends? Coach Jerry over at iRunnerBlog got my attention. It’s the training season lull, Coach suggested signing up for a Turkey Trot. Brilliance.
I had been on fence about signing up for my local area trot, but this was my moment of motivation.
Why this is one hot to turkey trot:
- A 10k doesn’t require intense training like a half marathon but it’s enough to conjure up race-day butterflies
- I get to pound the pavement before I put on the turkey day pounds
- It’s a cheap race fee and I get to run with friends
- Most turkey day races go to good causes and charities (it is time for giving)
- T-shirt TIME! You get a fun race shirt to commemorate your success
This was the all the motivation I needed to start rallying the troops. Whether or not you sign up for a mash potato mile, marathon stuffing strut or a turkey trot, it could be a new healthy tradition you share with family and friends.
Anybody doing a race or something similar on Turkey day?