Turkey Trot Race Recap

For the third year in a row, my family started out Thanksgiving Day with a turkey trot in my hometown. My mom, dad and sister did the 2 mile walk and I did the 5 mile run. It was a chilly morning (in the 20s), but nothing compared to the bitter cold we dealt with last year.

I lined up in the middle of the pack, and right at 8 a.m. we were off. The course was different this year, so that offered a change of scenery. I started out a little fast, which I tend to do when it’s cold, but was holding a good pace through the first few miles, so I tried to keep it up the whole way. Part of the course went on to the bike/walk path along the river which was nice to look at, but I’m always skeptical when races use a path instead of the road because it can get so crowded. Luckily, things had spread out enough by that part of the course that it wasn’t a problem.

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I crossed the finish line in 48:55 and then the mist started to fall as I made my way over to get my pie. The rain held out for the whole race, and we were so glad. By the time we got back in the car it had turned to a sprinkle, but we were done! We grabbed a pumpkin cappuccino on our way home.

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We spent some time relaxing the rest of the day until more family came over for our big Thanksgiving dinner and to watch the Packers take on the Bears. The Packers were not able to pull out a win which made for some sad Wisconsonites, but we had fun watching together and placing some fun bets on the game.

We weren’t done with football yet, as my family and I headed to the Gophers vs. Badgers game on Saturday. It was cold, so we were bundled up. Unfortunately the Gophers weren’t able to pull out a win either (not a good weekend for my teams), but again we had fun cheering them on.


I’m officially in Christmas mode now and got my apartment decorated on Sunday. I’m excited for the holiday season to continue!


How was your Thanksgiving? Did you do a Turkey Trot?


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