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”!
We hit the streets in my neighborhood at about 8 this morning for a nice and chatty Thanksgiving morning run.
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.
What’s Thanksgiving morning without a blender full of spinach?
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.
There is however, coleslaw and vegetarian stuffing on the menu.
As well as sweet potato casserole and cheesy corn casserole too.
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!