5 Reasons To Turkey Trot

Thanksgiving. Yet another reason to go for a run. Most thoughts of Thanksgiving involve football, food, hanging out and long weekends. Why not celebrate with a Turkey Trot? Typically a 5k (3 miles) fun run or walk. You don’t even have to do a structured race. Call up a few friends, round up your family and head out for a 3 mile run/walk. Well, here are my top 5 reasons for doing a Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot:

1. It’s Fun

While you are sure to run into the overly competitive types, most Thanksgiving Day fun runs are just that. Fun. Forget the watch, , pace and just enjoy the moment of movement. You don’t even have to run. Imagine the reactions you will get from your relatives as you greet them good morning with shoes in hand. Also, consider going all out in a turkey outfit or even dress up as Santa. Have some fun!

2. Start A New Thanksgiving Tradition

Thanksgiving traditions have to start somewhere to become a tradition. Why not start a fun and health tradition with your family or friends. This year, run/walk a Thanksgiving 5k. Hangout, chat it up and race together before celebrating with everyone else. You will remember the holidays as more than family, friends and food.

3. Another Thing To Be Thankful For

Thanksgiving is all about being thankful. For many of us it can be hard to look past our illness and see our blessings. If you can walk 3 miles, set a goal to get out and do a Turkey Trot. Spend the time celebrating what you can do instead of focusing on what you can not do.

4. No More Guilt

Probably not the healthiest reason, but how many Thanksgiving feast end with the guilt of gluttony. Get out and burn some pre-meal calories. You will feel invigorated afterwards, ready to cook the bird, and you’ll have one less thing to stress about- Over Eating!

5. Get A Free T-Shirt

Who doesn’t love a free t-shirts? In most cases, if you register for a Thanksgiving day run, you will receive a t-shirt or some sort of swag. After all, who doesn’t love to brag about doing something that causes most people to shudder!

About The Author

David Brumley

David Brumley is an immunodeficient triathlete diagnosed with CVID, Common Variable Immune Deficiency, in 2008. Through the sport of triathlon he will inspire, equip and encourage you to find your better in life. Professionally he works independently in the field of marketing and design. David is married and has one beautiful daughter along with a dog, cat and two guinea pigs.


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