5k Turkey Trot
It's Thanksgiving Day and Time for a Turkey Trot. Since I've started running I started a tradition of doing a 5k or 10k Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is always tricky for me and I never know where my mood is going to go. I know the Turkey trot is always a given. This is when I'm interacting with people, I'm out of the house, running, and having fun.
The trot's s are low key and fun. It's great to see people wearing costumes and having fun. The Franklin Park Turkey Trot was open to all walkers, runners, kids, dogs, baby's in strollers and sprinkle in the hard core runners to boot. This year over 1,200 signed up for the trot. I remember the first year there were 500 people.
This year I planned on running with my Black Girls Run (BGR) sole sistas. 19 people said they were going to come out but 5 did. I'm glad people came in spite of the weather, which wasn't a cold as we thought it wouldbe. My crew was costumed up. My heart wasnot only filled with joy and smilesfrom seeing all the cute and uniquecostumes but I didn't realize how they can make someone so happy.
A woman asked if she could take our picture because her son was servingoverseas and shewanted to send him some pictures from the run.
The more I think about, I should one year get dressed up and run. It's not a medal, it's about the run and chill. Clearly I'm not there yet but I'm getting there.