Turkey Day Races

Sis and I after a Dallas Trot couple years ago.  Be jealous of my sweet headband.

Sis and I after a Dallas Trot couple years ago. Be jealous of my sweet headband.

This year I am not racing on American Thanksgiving.  It’s the first time in as long as I can remember that I haven’t.  Feeling nostalgic, I went and looked up some of my old Turkey Day race results.  Much to my surprise, I found out I once got 2nd place in my age group in the Dallas 8 mile Turkey Trot.  I had no idea.  That race gets like 40,000+ people, so yay for me, haha!

Here’s me and my sis taking the race extremely seriously (yes, that’s me doing the Running Man dance while Running)

The race in Dallas has gotten so big and crowded, that I’m going to take a break from it for a while.  Can you imagine that many people with starting corrals????  It’s chaos!  I hear they’re making changes, and hopefully they can get it worked out.

That said, there’s an alternative around where I live:  The North Texas Turkey Trot.  I ran the 10k option last year and enjoyed it.  Here I am before and after…

N. TX Turkey Trot 2012

Throw your deuces up.

I eat you turkey!

I eat you turkey!

A lot of people like to run these races to have an excuse to eat guilt free later in the day.  Most of my friends tho, do so for another reason:  to have an excuse to tailgate at 9 in the morning.  Yup.

Here’s some of us after a Dallas Trot a couple years ago…

We are so thankful.

We are so thankful.

And here’s some of us after last year’s N.TX Trot…

I'm in the background, but I prefer this pic of my Drasian friend (drunk Asian).

I’m in the background, but I prefer this pic of my Drasian friend (drunk Asian).                           Click image to enlarge.

Since I’m not racing this year, I think I’ll still be out there early to tailgate cheer for my friends.  Then it’s off to celebrate with the family!

How ’bout y’all?  Any Turkey Day racers out there?   Other plans to give thanks?

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11 thoughts on “Turkey Day Races

  1. TartanJogger

    That looks like so much fun, I’m jealous! I wanna running tailgate!
    Super-impressed by the running man while racing, BTW 😉 and only slightly more impressed with the second place….

  2. Love the video. You could be a JLo backup dancer.

  3. LOL. That video. And that headband. I’m jealous of your sweet moves…and the headband. I like your style, subbing drinking for running. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. I love that there’s tailgating for a race!
    Happy thanksgiving!

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