Happy (Late) Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope your turkey day was festive and filled with many thanks and love.
I went and turkey trotted this year. I didn’t last year because I was being anti-running, I guess. I made the other half run the 5K with me, too!
|We got SO many complements on our hats|
This race, the Mini-Cassia Turkey Trot is in the small town of Paul, Idaho and its almost an hour away from me. Even though its an hour away, it is worth it to me to go. This is my 3rd year and you can read my race recap from 2014 here.
The race recap from 2014 is exactly the same as this years. Its crazy. I didn’t write one for 2015, but it was all snowy and cold. 2014 and 2018 the weather was almost the same. Near perfect running temps in the 40’s. It was raining before the race and it just happened to stop in time for the race. It held out until we started driving back home. It was perfect.
|Not the fastest but not complaining at all!|
It was a 6am wake up with a pre-run coffee and a Nuun. That was all I consumed pre-race. Not the best fuel but gotta burn those carbs with a fasted run.
The other half has not ran all year. We both ran the whole way. I am so proud of him. We only walked when I had to take off my orange fleece – which I wasn’t planning on wearing while running, but I was too cozy (and lazy) to go take it to my car before the start.
|Too warm for the fleece pullover!|
Before the start, there was the giveaways. This year, the other half won a prize for never running a turkey trot before and I won for taking a selfie with the turkey mascot, Lucky. They also gave away prizes for longest plank, 20 pushups, longest beard, 9 months preggy (there was no one!) oldest, your thanksgiving pie photo, injured participant, and furthest traveled.
The race started right on time and they made the people with dogs and the strollers line up in the back with a line they had made on the ground. There were a couple badly behaved dogs, but for the most part, people had well behaved dogs trotting today.
|Getting ready for the 20 pushup giveaway|
|Right past the starting line|
The streets were clean, no trash or litter on the ground. It was nice. There was plenty of room for everyone to fit in the streets. Traffic was SUPER light and where were was traffic on the main road, the police and fire department were stopping traffic for us. It was a safe and stress-free route. And it was the same as the 2 years past I had ran this.
|The other half carried my fleece with him the last half of the race!|
|Almost to the finish line here.|
|Yay! We finished!|
|Awards post race.|
Post-race (or pre-race as they were available and there was no shortage at the end) there was the Chobani yogurts (mixed berry this year) chocolate milk, apples, bananas and bottles of water. I have been low-carb the last couple of weeks and today is my cheat day. Those chocolate milks were the best I have ever had – lol. The sweet chocolate milk was so good post race! Thanks no-carb diet of mine!
There were the awards for the under 18 boys and girls, masters, and adults – male and females. Since we finished at 37 minutes, we had to get better by 20 minutes next year to place. everyone was right around – or under – 20 minutes. The youngest participant who completed the race on foot got a pedal car and there was a raffle for a bike for the kids. It was a nice Specialized on display but the kid who won got a gift certificate.
It was a great day to get out there and run. It was nice having the other half next to me me the whole race.
Did you Turkey Trot this year? How was your Thanksgiving? Did you have a good day with your lovely family and lots of good food?