Stay At Home Turkey Trot

November 26th, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Breakfast

I’ve run Turkey Trot races on Thanksgiving morning before. They are a lot of fun and it’s such a great way to start the holiday off on a healthy kick! I considered doing one again, but in the interest of time I decided to do my own little Turkey Trot at home for free this year.

My girlfriend Sharon came out this morning to run this morning and doing it together made it seem more like an “event”!

Sharon Alison

We hit the streets in my neighborhood at about 8 this morning for a nice and chatty Thanksgiving morning run.

Off We Go

4 and a half miles and 40 minutes later, we’re back! The air was pleasant and the streets were empty, a fun and fantastic start to Thanksgiving Day.

Thanksgiving Day Run

What’s Thanksgiving morning without a blender full of spinach?

Need for Green

A post-run green smoothie for breakfast with a banana, spinach, ground flax and almond milk. I wanted to be sure I got a nice serving a greens in today because there is no tossed salad on today’s Thanksgiving menu at my grandmother’s house later today.

Get to Work

There is however, coleslaw and vegetarian stuffing on the menu.

Coleslaw Vegetarian Stuffing

As well as sweet potato casserole and cheesy corn casserole too.

Sweet Pototo Casserole Cheesy Corn Casserole

All together now!

All Together Now

With a grandmother who is nearly 80 but still enjoys having Thanksgiving dinner at her house, I’m happy to do my granddaughterly duty and prepare and bring a good share of the dishes for our family meal. And as a vegetarian, the vegetable “sides” are our main course after all!

Wishing all my fellow Americans a Happy Thanksgiving!

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8 Responses

  • Cindy says:

    UH Ali…such good eats!


    I have to get busy now. Got up at 5 am had my tea, and now it’s time to slice apples and put it all together.

    I am so grateful to not only have health, family and FRIENDS….esp ones like you!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family
    lots of love !

  • Julie says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Alison! I’m thankful that you sent me the vegetarian times magazine from which I got a delicious stuffing recipe :)
    Have a great day!

  • Bernadette says:

    Nice job on the Turkey Trot!! And on the side dishes! I’m making a corn side dish too that has wild rice in it… it’s a new recipe so I’m gambling but I really don’t see how I can go wrong with fresh corn, wild rice and heavy cream, right??

    Today, I am also grateful for new bloggie friends like YOU!!

    Have a wonderful day and enjoy the eats!!!


  • Great way to start the day!

    Your “side dishes” look awesome!

    Happy Thanksgiving! :)

  • Mama Pea says:

    Love you, Mama! Have a fantastic holiday!

  • Way to start your day! And yay for the veggies!!

    Hope you’ve had a fantabulous Thanksgiving, Alison!!!

    Holiday hugs,

  • Sharon says:

    Man i need to get some new running cloths, i look hug in that shirt. Mat even said it looks like i have a belly. Well, after todays fest i do have more of a belly then i started with. HUG

  • I actually tried to comment on this post about 8 hrs ago…and either my puter or yours was being glitchey but ahhh, now i got thru.

    I used to run turkey trots with scott every yr. Then a kid came along and 7am start times with small children on opposite side of town doesnt work. Not to mention, paying $50 for 2 to run. Seems silly when you can run for free with a friend and if i lived closer woulda joined you. I ran 3 long annoying, hot, windy miles this a.m. and just did 4 miles now with hub. And did yoga. Got my exercise in no doubt :)