Thanksgiving stands as one the biggest race days of the year, with runners nationwide getting up early to “earn their turkey.”
Each year I typically make the trek to Atlanta to visit my folks, my brother & his family for a traditional Thanksgiving weekend.
And since I started distance running back in ’08, I’ve begun each Turkey Day off with a race… either the Marietta Gobble Jog 10K or the Atlanta Half Marathon.
Well, this year I’m breaking that tradition a bit.
I’ll be staying in LA for Turkey Day, spending it with Lindy and friends (we’ll be heading to Atlanta for Christmas).
And I’ve decided not to run a race today. Believe me, I was tempted.
There were a couple of local Turkey Trot 10 Ks that I could have easily entered last minute.
But I’m still recovering from my 3-pack of half marathons 10 days ago, not to mention that I’ve got the Santa To The Sea Half Marathon in two weeks.
So I’ve decided that today I’m going to keep it low key and rest up a bit. I’ll go for short run this morning at the gym, but that will be it.
Just a little exercise to make some room for the turkey to follow (and football, let’s not forget football).
And a day to be thankful.
I wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Gobble gobble… and Run on!