Today will be a cross-training day after work and then tomorrow morning I'm going to get in five miles before the Thanksgiving festivities begin. I really wanted to run yesterday after work, but by the time I got home it was already starting to get dark and I still don't have any reflective gear or a headlamp. I finally ordered both yesterday. I'm trying to save money for Christmas, but I'd rather be able to run in the dark and be a little poorer than to get pissed at Mother Nature for turning the lights off early and sulking.
So, tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Do you know what I just realized? PARADE!! I also just realized it starts at 9am. GAH! That means I need to have my run done by then. I could really do without all the commercials and marching bands and commentary. I watch the parade for the floats, to please the child inside me; the one who still laughs at all words ending in -balls and whenever the word "runs" is mentioned. I mean, come on. How fun are gigantic Disney and Muppets characters that could suffocate someone if deflated, floating around New York City??
|Apparently Mister Potatoehead is a runner. |
Check out the size of his Garmin!
|Ice skating. That must be how he works off all that fried food and fake chicken.|
|Whatever that thing is behind Kermit makes it look like he just farted.|
|You think this is a picture of the Energizer Bunner. Nope, |
it's the walking slices of pizza.
I'm a little bummed there aren't any Minions floats. Literally the best Disney/Pixar characters ever. Here's a taste.
In celebration of Thanksgiving and of the parade, I'm going to be rocking a super fun outfit for my run tomorrow. (Yes, I'm only running through my neighborhood so only my neighbors will see it, but I'll post pictures.)
Are you a Thanksgiving day parade watcher?
What's your favorite part of Thanksgiving?