HAPPY ALMOST THANKSGIVING, AMERICAN FRIENDS! I am looking forward to turkey and stuffing and mashed potatoes and pie and pouring a bucket of gravy directly into my face.
But first…TURKEY TROT! Check out the positively balmy conditions I can expect for start time:
I especially love the part where it says that it will feel like 20 degrees. Everything about this is still better than what I dealt with last weekend though so I guess I really can’t complain too much.
Tomorrow is the Gobble Cobble Turkey Trot 7K and I’m pretty excited for at least the later part of this one. This race is called “Gobble Cobble” for reasons that aren’t just turkey related. The first mile and change will be run on the streets of historic Fells Point down in Baltimore City. Not only are the buildings super historic, but so is the road. It’s like…the original road that has been there for hundreds of years – all trolley tracks and cobblestones or lack thereof where the cobblestones have come loose and ended up elsewhere. Basically it’s a minefield. Driving a car on it sucks, so I can only imagine how much fun it will be to run on. I always say that I go out way too fast, so maybe it’s a good thing that I will have to slow down and pay special attention to where I’m putting my feet. I don’t want to roll my ankle or break my neck before dinner. I think I’ve already established how much I like to fall down.
The course gets really awesome after the Fells Point part though. Apparently I will get to loop around the piers and the Inner Harbor promenade right on the water, past all the fun touristy things we have down there. I love my city immensely and I’m excited to take a little tour of it even though I’ve been to all these places at least a billion times before.
Not only is Thanksgiving a big day for turkey trots, it is also the official beginning of the Runner’s World Running Streak! Last night I decided I was going to try and commit to at least one mile a day between now and New Years. It’s so easy to lose motivation to do anything besides drink gallons of wine and eat pounds of cookies this time of year (or is that just me?) so I’m hoping the Streak will keep me inspired and moving through the holiday season. Though it doesn’t start until tomorrow I decided to add a treadmill mile to my cross-train day today and then I can say that my Streak began this past Sunday with Zoo Zoom. Hey look! I’m already on Day 4! Go me!
I also decided that I was going to dedicate my Streak to three of my friends to further motivate me to stay with it. These wonderful runners have been dealt a bad hand with various injuries over the past few months. Some of the sidelining has been really significant with surgeries, possible surgeries, and waiting for second opinions. I know it might seem a little silly, but I just feel like it’s the right thing to do. So Helly, Julia, and Lindsay (who does not have a blog and may never read this post), I’m going to kick this Streak in the butt for you guys!
Are you going Streaking this Holiday season? Let me know and maybe we can keep each other motivated!