Like many runners, I love to start out Thanksgiving Day with a run. It helps me feel less guilty when I'm reaching for the stuffing or pecan pie later that day. One way to stay motivated to keep running from now until at least Thanksgiving is to register for a Turkey trot. They're usually 5K or 5-mile fun runs and are a great way to burn some calories before you start feasting and relieve some holiday stress. It's also a fun, healthy Thanksgiving Day activity for the whole family, as some communities even offer "tot trots" for younger kids.
If you haven't signed up for a Thanksgiving run or walk yet, make it a new family tradition and join the flock! To find a local Turkey Trot, go to Active.com and search by zip code to find one near you.