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Thanksgiving Day Workouts

Will You Exercise Before Your Big Feast Tomorrow?

A long hike, a road race, or a yoga class — these are my three options for working out before sitting down at my T-day dinner. I love a Turkey Trot (you can find one near you at, but hiking is an activity the entire family can do together. However, yoga makes me so relaxed, which would be great before heading into the kitchen for a day of cooking.

What about you?

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inlove23 inlove23 5 years
I hit the gym today, and got a lot of cardio in! Tomorrow I will most likely be on my feet until they hurt so theres some more calories burned! =)
Spectra Spectra 5 years
Yep, I'm working out. I'll get up early, work out, and then head to work. We're having our Thanksgiving on Friday. And I plan on exercising on Friday as well.
benheld benheld 5 years
@Amerynn: Sooo jealous! I wanted to do a Turkey Trot 5K this year, but my gf and I are doing a "staycation", and since she doesn't enjoy running, I'll just be doing my normal workouts. First weekend of December I'm doing a Jingle Bell 5K though, so I'm not too deprived. Just love those race atmospheres!
amber512 amber512 5 years
Sure, it's just like any other Thursday!
tarabara1229 tarabara1229 5 years
Seeing as I have meals today, tomorrow and Friday, I am definitely working out! This morning was 1 1/2 hours of yoga, tomorrow is a hike, and Friday is running.
amerynn amerynn 5 years
Yes, I'm running a 5K Turkey Trot in the morning!
guavajelly guavajelly 5 years
We have thanksgiving in October, I wish I could celebrate an American Thanksgiving because it seems more of a big deal there then in Canada. I did not workout the day before. I did not eat the whole day before the meal though (which is a bad idea, I will never do it again).
susanec susanec 5 years
Going snowboarding.
kclulu kclulu 5 years
I always try to plan a race just after the holidays to keep me motivated (and sane) so this year I am doing a marathon in January which means a 10 miler on Thanksgiving and an 18 miler on Saturday. I find my friends and relatives are much more understanding and supportive of me taking time to exercise during the holidays if they know I am training for something, otherwise they think I am selfish.
Marshmelly411 Marshmelly411 5 years
Just doing my usual Thursday workout which is 30 mins on the treadmill...nothing special for Thanksgiving =P
kimmieb124 kimmieb124 5 years
No. We're hosting, so I won't have time before hand, but I probably will tomorrow evening after everyone leaves.
madcityizzy madcityizzy 5 years
I'm having Thanksgiving today....working tomorrow YES!! I am going for a power hike right now with my 3 dog buddies, then will stretch with some YogiWade podcasts after...then off to celebrate!!! Happy Thanksgiving everyone
le-romantique le-romantique 5 years
I'm actually not doing anything (surprisingly.) I would say I'm relaxing, but I'm working, and I have to drive 2hrs from my grandpas to work that evening and all morning I'll be cooking for everyone. I ran today though (and pretty much ever other day) so I'm not sweating it...
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