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turkey trot & turkey soup

Happy Thanksgiving!

We kicked ours off with a turkey trot, organized by the DC Road Runners! Considering it is 20 degrees out, we were happy to stay warm inside the GW Middle School gym until about five minutes before start time.alexandria_turkey_trot_2013_234Around 9 a.m. we lined up with the other runners and took a freezing photo together.alexandria_turkey_trot_2013_2And then we were off! The race had more than 5,000 participants, so my first mile was more of a weaving jog than actually running. I came in at 36:15, which is about a minute slower than I wanted, but still not bad!Screen shot 2013-11-28 at 11.23.59 AMAnthony and I tried to run together, but got separated during the start line madness. He beat me by two minutes! Cheetah. The race was pretty fun — lots of great costumes and cheering!alexandria_turkey_trot_2013_3And it was over before we knew it. We hopped on the metro for a frigid ride home. alexandria_turkey_trot_2013_4Thanks for a great race, DC Road Runners!

Since it’s Thanksgiving, I’ll share another seasonal recipe :). thanksgiving_leftovers_soup_0002After our Friendsgiving, we went a little leftover crazy and made a soup!thanksgiving_leftovers_soup_0007We loosely followed this recipe and tossed our turkey + any soup-friendly leftovers and veggies into a pot. The key ingredient here is lots of fresh black pepper. Dad, I remember you always covering Grandma’s chicken noodle soup in black pepper..?thanksgiving_leftovers_soup_0004Speaking of family, I hope you’re spending time with yours today! Anthony and I are hanging out solo in DC, but can’t wait to go home in a couple weeks for belated T-day turkey. Gobble gobble.

  • Did you go for a run/race today?
  • What’s your favorite way to eat leftovers?
  • Have you ever raced in costume?

10 thoughts on “turkey trot & turkey soup

  1. How fun! I ran the same race and PR’d which surprised me as I am in the midst of marathon training. So excited for turkey dinner now. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  2. Alexandria! I ran this same race today and PR’ed. COLDDDD but exciting race! That soup looks delicious. I’m looking at several pounds of leftover turkey and thinking soup would be a perfect place for it.

  3. I did a 5k turkey trot this morning! My brother and I ran the first three miles then doubled back before the finish to find my mom and walk the rest with her. It was a delight! Happy thanksgiving friend! Thanks for hosting Friendsgiving (and for getting married) I’m thankful to have had so many opportunities this year to catch up with my beautiful friends (your blog is the right place to verbalize these thoughts, right?)

  4. That recipe looks amazing!! And looks like you had great fun at the Turkey Trot :)

    We don’t celebrate thanksgiving here in Australia. Favourite way to eat leftovers though depends what it is. Usually for lunch is a good way :)

    Have a great weekend.

    • thank you! anthony is australian! i think he has adopted the thanksgiving tradition pretty well :) have a great weekend too

  5. The soup looks delish, and yes GM Z soup needed a pretty good boost of pepper to give it some ummph and flavor , before heading out to the Marc’s lot for Mc D and donuts in the snow.