This Week in Running – Sometimes in life, you make your own Turkey Trots

Happy Thanksgiving week, my friends! It’s my last day of work before a nice, long weekend to celebrate food, family and football. 🙂

I really miss this guy on Thanksgiving.


I’m currently in middle of running for the love of it. I haven’t exactly decided when I’ll get serious, though I do have a 5k to race next weekend, the Peaks of Otter Christmas Classic 5k! It’s really a fun race and there are amazing cinnamon rolls at the end. I’m also pretty motivated to run fast enough to place for my age group, since there are sweet coffee mugs and handmade Christmas ornaments as the awards. 🙂

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This is where I’m at right now.

My running is in a really good place. I’ve run some fast ones when I felt like it and I’ve run some hills when I felt like it. I keep telling myself to get to love the hills to get ready for Blue Ridge, but they are certainly an acquired taste. The hard part is running up hills at an effort in which I can be completely reset when the climb is over and feel back to normal. They always seem to take a little out of me. I’m going to keep on strength training, cause I really think that helps.

Running has been therapeutic lately too. The Birnscheins have had a lot going on, so an outlet is crucial.


Now onto this week in FOMO… Turkey Trots. All the time runners and holiday runners alike are gathering together around the globe to run local races both to celebrate gathering with friends and loved ones and to build up that sweet, sweet caloric deficit for the big feast. I’ll be in a land with no Turkey Trot, so it’s a solo run for me. Maybe I’ll make my own shirt. I’ll probably stop there. There isn’t much sadder than making my own medal for finishing 1st out of 1.

I know, I know, I’m being a big baby. I don’t need an organized event to enjoy a Thanksgiving run! It can be whatever course and whatever distance I feel like. I’m the king of the world! 🙂

Well, I hope you all have a wonderful week and that your Thanksgivings are whatever you want them to be. I have only one more thing… This year, if you’re with your family or your friends and somebody blurts out something that you wholeheartedly disagree with, just remember that it’s likely that they want many of the things in life that you want, both for yourself and for others. They probably just don’t see the same path to those things that you do. They are probably not awful. Most people are not awful. Give them the benefit of the doubt, for at least a day. 🙂




10 Replies to “This Week in Running – Sometimes in life, you make your own Turkey Trots”

  1. haha someone made a joke to me at work about making my own shirt for my TROT! Frankly– I just don’t like dealing with weaving thru dogs and strollers and shit but TT’s can be fun! I’ve done them in past years, I just like running long more. As if that’s a secret.
    Just give me miles and food and my Turkey Day is made. 😉 Enjoy your holiday friend!!

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  2. I have never ran a Turkey Trot. I’m too much of a race snob. A bunch of once a year runners dressed up goofy getting in my way? I’m not paying for that. 😛 I’ll keep my butt on the couch watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade!

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