Since a cold front came through yesterday, I woke up to 44 degrees and it feels like fall! It got me thinking about turkey trots, and since I just signed up for one the weekend before Thanksgiving, I'll write about it.
I've done turkey trots both on Thanksgiving day, and the weekend before. Last year I did RnR Las Vegas two weeks before Thanksgiving, so I considered that my workout. The Thanksgiving turkey trot was in 2012, when I was back in Massachusetts visiting my parents. This one was fun since I saw a lot of people I hadn't seen since high school. My mom and I did the 5k together, and my dad did the 5-miler.
In 2015, my cousin and I signed up for a pumpkin spice series out in Fort Worth. I did the 5k and she did the 15k. This was when I was battling my ITBS, which always acted up no matter what I did. That wasn't going to stop me though. The wind was crazy at this race, and I felt a little frozen when I got home. No matter, I got the race done, and no worries getting something in on Thanksgiving morning.
While both turkey trots are fun, I have to say I felt much more relaxed doing the race the weekend before. Even when my friends and I did Thanksgiving potluck style, knowing I had to get stuff done and then head over to their house put pressure on the morning. After getting up early every day for work, I wanted to sleep in Thanksgiving morning and worry about getting out the door for a run.
I have noticed there's been an increase in the number of races around Thanksgiving, either the weekend before or after. Which do y'all prefer?
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