Happy Thanksgiving

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Its Thanksgiving weekend! Hooray! For many of us we are thankful for:

  • Days off work or school
  • Great food and plenty of it
  • Family traditions (football games, the Macys parade or plotting a Black Friday strategy
  • Whatever the reason YOU are thankful embrace it. I hope this post finds you gearing up for great fun and food with all those you hold dear! Some of my family favorite Thanksgiving dishes are: Pumpkin and Pecan Pie, Turkey with Stuffing and Gravy, Cranberry Sauce and Sweet Potato Casserole. (Oh MY!)

    My husband LOVES the food and spending time with the family, but he HATES the dishes! And, in about one more month, we get to do it all again. So cheers to you and your loved ones. As I raise my glass of _____ (probably wine 🙂 and we talk about being thankful for all the great things in our lives. As the Pastor said during church service last week, gratitude is intentional. With that thought in mind, I am intentionally saying Thank You. Thank you to my family, thank you to God, thank you to my friends for enriching my life and making this world such a great place!

    What are you thankful for?

    Remember, it’s Movember, change the face of Men’s health by donating!

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    Turkey Trot

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    As you all know, I am a HUGE fan of getting the kids outdoors and active. I am trying to correct my lifelong habit of indoor sedentary type activities. I am excited about this run/walk (Ill be honest – mostly a walk for me). Its very local, NE Tacoma, and relatively inexpensive because the kids are not the same price as the adults. Register early for the best shot at a T-shirt and cheaper entry fees. So, get out, get running (or walking), burn those calories to enjoy your Turkey Dinner later in the day.

    Turkey Trot
    Thursday, November 22, 2012
    Thanksgiving Morning

    Distances:
    5k run
    2 mile walk/run
    Kids’ trot

    Entry Fee:
    $25 through Nov. 15
    $35 Nov. 16-21
    $40 Day of Race*
    $5 kids’ trot (ages 3-6)
    Chip-Timing:
    5k is chip-timed (not guaranteed for day of race registrants)
    Entry Fee Includes:
    Long-sleeve organic cotton tee (not guaranteed for day of race registrants)

    Thursday, November 22, 2012
    Thanksgiving Morning

    Distances:
    5k run
    2 mile walk/run
    Kids’ trot

    Entry Fee:
    $25 through Nov. 15
    $35 Nov. 16-21
    $40 Day of Race*
    $5 kids’ trot (ages 3-6)
    Chip-Timing:
    5k is chip-timed (not guaranteed for day of race registrants)
    Entry Fee Includes:
    Long-sleeve organic cotton tee (not guaranteed for day of race registrants)

    Join us Thanksgiving morning (Nov. 22) for the Norpoint Turkey Trot, the oldest and largest Turkey Trot in Tacoma!

    The event is “stuffed” with holiday activities and features a 5k run, 2-mile run/walk and a kids’ trot. The race has been bringing families together on Thanksgiving morning for since 1995 and for many has become as much a part of the holiday in as pumpkin pie and football.

    Both the 5k and 2 mile routes begin at the Center at Norpoint and wind through the streets of Northeast Tacoma, providing mountain and sound views for participants.

    Center at Norpoint
    4818 Nassau Ave NE
    Tacoma, WA
    (253) 404-3900

    Check-in: 7:30 am
    Start: 9 am

    Check-in is in the gym at the Center at Norpoint

    Interested in Volunteering? Email Corinne at:
    CorinneE@tacomaparks.com

    Contribute to the canned food and used shoe drive. Donations go to the Rescue Mission.

    The kids’ trot course remains on the Center at Norpoint campus. Participants in the kids’ trot are invited to join Norpoint staff for crafts and games in the gym while parents run/walk in the 5k or 2-mile events.

    Don’t forget to bring donations for our canned food and used tennis shoe drive!
    SIGN UP ONLINE or at
    Metro Parks main office, 4702 S. 19th; (253) 305-1022
    South Sound Running, 1736 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA
    Prizes for top men and women from South Sound Running.