He really wanted to run a race on Thanksgiving this year but since we visit my grandmother in Massachusetts our options were limited. We hadn't pinned anything down but Mike had found a race in Providence, Rhode Island, although I wasn't sure if I wanted to deal with the traffic.
Then, this happened:
Even though we are running, yes I said are running Crystal, a 20 miler in February together Mike and I knew that was way too long to go without seeing their faces again.
Crystal and Joe live near Cape Cod and my grandmother's house isn't too far from there so I asked if they were going to be around on Thanksgiving. They were. Then I asked if she wanted to run a turkey trot with us or just meet up to run on Friday with my mom and this is the response that I got:
I'm signed up for two different races in Plymouth on Thanksgiving morning. If you complete both that morning and eat a bowl of stuffing then you have completed the Second Helping Challenge.
Two races in one day AND a bowl of stuffing, where do we sign up?
So now we are running the Plymouth Turkey Trot, a 4.77 mile run, at 7:30am and then the Thanksgiving Day Pilgrim 5K at 9:30am. Eating stuffing will happen too and then our names will be on the "Couch of Fame" forever!
There's even talk of Mike dressing up as a turkey and Crystal and I dressing up as hunters as we chase him (literally)!
Are you running a race on Thanksgiving this year? Have you ever run two races in one day?