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A Traditional Untraditional Turkey Trot

I have never done an official “turkey trot” race. Isn’t that funny? You would think that in all my years of FBG-dom and working with Brooks Running (remember: we’re a blog ambassador for them!) that I would have done at least one turkey trot by now. But, nope, never in the traditional start-line, finish-line sense.

That said, I have trotted for my turkey. Many times. And in my family’s own way. In fact, it’s kind of become our untraditional tradition to hit the park or streets for a quick jog the morning before the feast begins!


And this year was a little different for a few reasons. First, the big one. We have a new family member! (Adorable, right? She says hi.)


Second, it was 60 degrees out. Kansas City weather is weird, man. So I put on a tank, my festive Thanksgiving socks and my favorite pants ever (this is no hyperbole — I get sad when they’re in the laundry and I can’t wear them).

Third, we had planned to jog up on this awesome trail, but as soon as we got outside, it started raining. While I’m totally okay running in the rain, the little wasn’t digging it.

Hashtag turkey trot fail.

So, alas, the turkey trot this year was only a lap around the block. But, still, we kept our untraditional turkey trot tradition alive, and we managed to get out and do something. Which is a total Thanskgiving win in my book. Plus, it also gave us the chance to come home, turn on some tunes and continue being active by having an impromptu dance party. (There’s always a silver lining, right?)

Do you have an untraditional tradition like a turkey trot that you do? Another one of our favorites is going out for a walk with the whole extended family after the big meal. Weather permitting, of course! Jenn

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