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