14-Day Fitness Challenge–Turkey Trot Edition

I don’t know about you guys, but my level of motivation to exercise is dwindling downward along with the temperatures.  Add to this the impending holiday of gluttony, and I’m a wee bit concerned my pants aren’t gonna fit come the new year.  Let’s just face the facts.  I’m not one to turn down delicious grub, and my food intake around the holidays can be downright excessive.  That’s just me.  I love food.  I definitely make an effort to be “conscious” of what I’m eating, but when you give me fifty options there’s no way I’m walking away from that buffet line without a mounding plate of glorious home cookin’.  There will be pounds of turkey slathered with cranberry sauce.. and several hot buttery rolls…  and potatoes in every fashion:  mashed ones, and cheesy ones, and sweet ones topped with melty marshmallows and brown sugar, and a potato salad… or three.  Let us not forget about the dessert table.  I can hear the angels singing now….  I have to sample everything.  It’s tradition, and not doing so is just, well, downright rude in my family.

Hence the aforementioned pants fear. 

Since I function best in life when I have goals to strive towards (Type A?  Moi?!??), I’m rolling out a personal fitness challenge to get me amped up to exercise over the Thanksgiving holiday.  This isn’t just ANY fitness challenge, this is the 14-Day Fitness Challenge – The Turkey Trot Edition.  The goal of this fitness challenge is to exercise every day for the next 14 days.  Yes, that includes Thanksgiving… and my beloved Black Friday. Every.Day. For 14 days.  Here’s the kicker:  I’ll also be running my first EVER race — The Cleveland 5 mile Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. 

Can we all keep our fingers crossed for no snow, please?!



Who’s with me?

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  1. Mary, I think I saw you running down Graham street tonight as I was driving home. Purple tank top with black pants. I had just read your blog entry about running and then I saw you (at least I think it was you). By the way, I tried your sausage and pasta dish the other night for dinner and it was a hit!

    1. Haha yes that was me! I’m surprised you recognized me given the intense speeds at which I run.

      Day #1 of the fitness challenge: DONE!

      Glad to hear you liked the pasta too!

  2. I’m with you on this challenge, Mary! I’m totally psyched. I’m running in a turkey trot as well!! Looking forward to the next 14 days!!! Oh and I can’t wait for cocount custard pie! =)