Gobble gobble

gobblerheadgear2

Our headgear for the Galloping Gobbler.

This is going to sound trite (and surely it is), but one of the things I’m thankful for this year is that I’ve never had to roast a bird. Which is a backhanded way of saying I’m grateful for the legions of relatives who live nearby.

It’s not so much that I’d mind hosting a meal today, but I love the way the emerging focus in our immediate family is on a fun, fitness-based tradition that has more and more of us running or walking in a local version of a Thanksgiving parade rather than watching one on TV.

Ben and Colleen have been castigating me for not ordering a pumpkin pie slice hat to go with their Galloping Gobbler headgear. (His is a roast turkey, but since she’s a vegetarian, we decided hers should be a living-style bird, complete with tail feathers and a Pilgrim hat.) I’m more of a maker than a buyer myself,  so I looked around online for some turkey hat patterns. Then I realized I’m not that enthralled with wearing either a turkey or a slice of pumpkin pie on my head for this race. My favorite Thanksgiving foods are pecan pie and Aunt Jenny’s sweet potatoes,  neither of which strike me as hat-worthy. So I decided I’ll go as an Indian chief instead, wearing an Indian headdress I got as a kid on a family trip to Arkansas.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Advertisements
This entry was posted in fitness, running, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s