Monday, January 31, 2011

The 43rd Annual Turkey trot

Dave and I thought we would start our Thanksgiving day this year with the Annual Turkey Trot in Dallas. So instead of getting up early to cook we were up and heading into Dallas to run a 5k. This was the 43rd year for the Turkey Trot and it has become a family tradition for a lot of people. There were stories of people whose parents brought them when they were little and now were bringing their kids. One man who had recently passed away, had run every trot since the beginning. It was quite a scene...young and old,big and small, pets and people dressed as Pilgrims, Indians and turkeys! We are hoping to go next year with the kids.

We enlisted our friends Jason and Lara to go with us.

Waiting for the race to was SO cold! I think it was in the low 30's!!!

A shot of the crowd in front of us...there were just as many behind us and on the other side of the street!

It took us several minutes to cross the starting line...we had to continue walking several minutes after passing the start.

Almost to the mile mark...YES I took pictures while we were running!!

Feeling good!!!

Dave and Jason had started with us and then ran ahead, apparently we run too slow. They came back to run in with us and Dave was nice enough to run ahead again to snap a picture of us crossing the finish line.

Dave and I after the race.

Laura and I eating our after race snacks.

Dave thought this dog was pretty cool, maybe because they were wearing the same shirt size!

Dave juggling all the Gatorade and yogurt they were handing out by the handfuls!

Amazed that I would use the port-a-john!


Carrie Dixon said...

Yes, it is hard to believe you were walking into a stall full of germs. you must have really needed to go :)

Sariah said...

You USED one of those ones? And at a race... When nature calls I suppose. lol I LOVE the Turkey Trot and we are so sad to be missing it while in Utah. We'll continue this family tradition when we make it back. Are you gonna do it this year?

Stefanie said...

Carrie I know right?! Had I not had to run, I would have waited til we got home...I HATE port-a-johns!!

Sariah, YES we are doing it again this year and hope to enlisted some of our kids. It was REALLY fun!