Do You Turkey Trot?

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving (yay!)- a time to give thanks for the year that’s flown by and for what we’re thankful for.  Everyone has their own traditions.  My parents, sister and I head to Charlotte, NC to visit family and on Thursday, in true Christine fashion, we’ll do a the Charlotte 8K Turkey Trot.  Initially, it was just my parents who signed up years ago.  my sister and I weren’t fans (and neither was most of the rest of the family).  Somehow, my sister, uncle and I ended up being signed up.  I blame mom.  But hey, 5 miles on Thanksgiving means I don’t feel as bad having some good food.

We typically get some of the Thanksgiving things ready before the run- getting the stuffing ready and the Turkey thawed out and all that good stuff.  We then head over to the race in 2 cars (we have 10 or so people- one car of runners, one car of walkers) and are off and running.  An hour later, we round up the troop and head back to my uncle’s house.  We make our way through the showers and whoever’s not showering is helping with the brunch preparations.  2 or 3 yrs ago, we started having a brunch with my uncle’s neighborhood.  They’re a fun bunch of people, and who doesn’t like some alcohol at 1030 on Thanksgiving Day?

Somehow, by 430 or 5, dinner is magically ready and it’s eaten faster than it’s prepared and our 5 mile run is essentially ruined, but that’s ok too.  So the big question is, Do you Turkey Trot?

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