Turkey Trot Costumes

Today I made a fancy lunch!

Okay, so it wasn’t really fancy at all, but it was more time consuming than my typical three-minutes-from-fridge-to-plate lunches.

I made soup!

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Chelsey’s soup!

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When I saw Chelsey post her recipe for cabbage lentil soup on her blog yesterday, it immediately caught my eye because I randomly bought a head of cabbage at the grocery store earlier this week.

I bought the cabbage on a whim, not knowing what I would do with it so when I saw Chelsey’s recipe, it was like she was speaking to me through the internet and I knew I had to make it.

I followed her recipe for the most part, only changing a few minor things and it turned out great.

I ate two bowls of the soup along with a side of tortilla chips for some crunch!

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Gotta love a veggie-packed lunch!

Turkey Trot Costumes

Yesterday I put a call out for any pictures you guys might have from past Turkey Trots where you dressed up and looked nice and festive.

I received a few pictures that made me laugh and searched the internet for some additional costume inspiration photos for those of you hoping to dress up for an early morning Thanksgiving Day run next Thursday.

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I think this may be the easiest costume to recreate…

turkey trot run


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Does this guy remind anyone else of Eddie from Christmas Vacation?

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You could always buy a turkey friend and skip the whole dressing up thang…


(Picture from Claire)

Just in case your dog wants to run…

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(Source – Picture submitted by Claire)

The winning costume that I would love to wear…

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Turkey headwear…

turkey hat


turkey beanie

(Picture from Jackie whose friend is making these beanies for their run! And yes, I asked if they were selling them on the internet anywhere. Sadly they are not.)

Questions of the Afternoon

  • Have you ever dressed up to run in a race? Would you?
  • What’s the coolest race-day costume you’ve ever seen?


  1. dianne says

    oh my gosh- i was just going to be proud of myself if i run my first turkey trot ever! however, wearing a costume for a halloween 5k was so much fun… thanks for sharing!


  2. says

    Haha, that pic of “Eddie from Christmas vacation” literally made me laugh out loud! He does! Too funny.
    I’m running in a Turkey Trot next week and decided against a costume just because this is my first race EVER and I wanted to focus on my running. Hope that’s not too party-pooper-ish. Maybe next year!


  3. Linda Kiser says

    Great ideas for a costume. I ordered a t-shirt that says, “Don’t you wish your turkey was hot like me. It is so cute. I just need to decide which turkey trot. I want to thank you. You are awesome at detailing your workouts. That helps me a lot. I am very new to all of this. I had hoped to get in to a regular workout routine this past year. Unfortunately, about a year ago my MIL was diagnosed with terminal cancer. My time was better spent with her. She passed away last week. It has been difficult. I will be looking into your workout to see if I can jump start mine. She posted one of an incline workout on the treadmill. Any idea where I could find that?



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