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Thanksgiving Day Success

November 28th, 2008

Yesterday morning Mr Chiots and I woke up before the sun to head to Canton to run in the 12th Annual Perry Rotary Turkey Trot. We have been doing this for 4 years now. It’s always a fun race, nothing like starting your Thanksgiving off on the right foot. When you run a 5K you don’t feel so bad for eating tons of turkey & trimmings later that day!

This morning we packed up the car (with all of the food we were taking to my parent’s house) and headed out. It was a crisp 18 degrees on our way in to town, perfect running weather. We stopped in town to meet some friends that were running with us and off we went. By the time we arrived and picked up our numbers, the sun had come out and it was warming a bit. It was the perfect morning for a race (although I do love it when it’s snowing). There’s nothing like running with 1,400 other people to kick of your Thanksgiving day festivities.

After the race we headed to my parent’s house to get the cooking started. The turkey went in the oven, the rolls and stuffing were made, chestnuts and sweet potatoes were roasted. A few cups of coffee were enjoyed (and a quick slice of pie) while everything was baking, roasting and rising away!


I must say it ended up being the perfect meal. Everything was fantastic, from the delicious local turkey to the local green beans & corn my sister brought, all the way down to the perfect turkey gravy, 3 different kinds of squash pie and the wine a friend gave us (a delicious Winter Reisling from a friend’s winery in Indiana), I don’t think there was a better Thanksgiving feast being eaten anywhere in the country!

We still have 2 more official Thanksgiving meals to go to (not counting all the leftover meals), so our festivities are not over yet, we’ll be eating more turkey and trimmings. So how many Thanksgivings do you attend?

2 Comments to “Thanksgiving Day Success”
  1. Kelly on November 28, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    I wish I would have gotten out an run….I skipped that and just ate :) I am proud of you guys for running! THe turkey looks great! Yummy!!

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    [...] first time in over a year (injury happened towards the end of Oct in 2008, last day running was the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day 2008). I hopped on my trusty treadmill and started the slow climb back to running races and serious [...]

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