Last year at this time, I was in South Carolina enjoying the holiday with some of my very favorite family folks. In a moment of inspiration (insanity?), we decided to enter a turkey trot as a team. Perhaps we finished last but there was an awful lot of winning going on that day. It is the only time I can remember doing something so positive and active as a family. My mother completed her first 5k on two artificial hips and got her t-shirt, side by side with her sister. My uncle was at the finish rooting for me as I crossed and we were there for my other aunt. It was really pretty cool. It made for a memorable, wonderful holiday.
I also got to watch a dude dressed in a full turkey suit blow by my, followed by a giant headed pilgrim. Really? Did they find Kenyans to wear the costumes? I am forced to the conclusion that while ducks may not embody ideal running form, turkeys and pilgrims are clearly part greyhound. Maybe someday I can rename this blog "Runs Like A Turkey!" Of course, right now I'd be pretty thankful to run at all.
This year I am enjoying some downtime at home with the pups. After the grueling year I have had and looking forward to another very intense one, I am choosing to be thankful for a day on the couch wrapped in a blanket.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!!!