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Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving Turkey Trot

Some people are crazy about running.  Others are just crazy!  I found myself in the second category on Thanksgiving morning as Candice, Camille and I stood out in the cold at the beginning of a 5K turkey trot race in 0 degree temperature.




By the time we were finished with the race, we were semi-warmed up and sweating.  Then the cold really set in!  
There was a children's dash at the end of the race.


3-year-old Kels participated with a little help from Aunt Camille.


Miss Em, in the red hat, gave it her all!


Mr. Cy, lead the pack in his age group and won a $10.00 gift certificate!


Later that day, after a hot bath to warm up the old bones, we had a wonderful dinner with the family! 







 I have so much to be grateful for!  


24 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Whipped cream right from the can! Now that's the good stuff.

Joanie said...

You are a brave woman doing the run. Looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with the family.

Valerie said...

Sure sounds crazy to me. :) Brrrrr! Glad you had a nice, warm end to your day, surrounded by family.

Melanie said...

What a good lookin fam! I never realized how much Camille and Jeanette look alike!

Julie P said...

You ARE crazy! I was just thinking all the turkey trotters would stay warm yesterday! you are one brave woman. :)

THE BADGERS said...

Mom, you should have noted that you beat both of your daughters in the race this time....but I doubt if you would have beaten 'ol Cyrus. Pretty awesome! Thanks for the race.

Amy said...

Love the turkey trot idea! You are a brave woman!

The turkey looks fabulous! Happy Thanksgiving!

Teachinfourth said...

Looks like quite the par-tay!

M-Cat said...

WHAT.THE.H?!?!?! We did the same Turkey Trot! - Holy Hannah!!!

Your dinner afterwards was much better than mine - that's for sure..

HOLY COW! We were doing the same damn race!!

wendy said...

I think I consumed around 3,942 weight watcher points thanksgiving day. Eeeeks.

I need to trot my butt all the way back home I think.

Jenny said...

I need to run a turkey trot now that I have gained 5lbs from all the good food I just consumed.


Looks like you had an awesome Thanksgiving.

FabuLeslie said...

I'm crazy about running, but my knee still says no. Glad you had such a beautiful holiday full of so much to be thankful for. Aren't the holidays grand!?

Kerin said...

You are either incredibly brave or crazy :) It was bitter cold in our part of Utah on Thanksgiving morning! I wanted to crawl in the oven with the turkey....just so that I could stay warm :)
I'm so glad that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
I echo your sentiment.... I too have soooo much to be grateful for!

Mikki said...

Brrr! That's definitley insanity if you ask me. Someday I'd like to try it though.
Looks like a lovely day, so glad.

I love the hand grenade advice in the post below!

Natasha said...

Connie, you are amazing! I am so impressed that you ran that race. Good job!

I am so glad that your Thanksgiving was special too. What a beautiful family you have.

Blessings and best wishes always,
Natasha.

Yvonne said...

I can't believe you ran in that FREEZING weather. Way to go.

Glad you had a great Thanksgiving.

Cherie said...

Hey I have whipped cream out the can picture too - It just makes Thanksgiving complete. dontcha think? ha ha
You rock for running in the freezing weather. It made me cold just looking at the picture :-D

Lesa said...

Good job on running! My youngest son sprays the whipping cream into this hand and then eats it :)

Valerie said...

You are one brave woman! It was cold!
Glad you got warmed up and had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

karen said...

I so admire you running in the cold. Heck, I just admire you RUNNING. If I could, I would, but I can't, so I will just applaud you and stick to what I CAN do. Your family is lovely and it looks like a good time was had. I love that you educate your children early regarding the proper use of Reddi-Whip. Thumbs up.

Valerie said...

There are no Turkey Trots here in Florin, so I don't have to feel guilty about NOT running. Although I ran to the city park (down the street) a couple days ago and felt pretty darned good about that!
Good job on finishing another race!
Happy THanksgiving!

Natalie said...

Good job on running the race. You are awesome. I had to laugh at the hand grenade story.

Cheeseboy said...

Hey, I'd do ANYTHING for a ten dollar gift card.

Tracy said...

I'm pretty sure crazy would be the word you're looking for! ;-) But crazy in a good, brave kind of way!!