Hey, all! The holidays are a wonderful time of year, full of traditions. Some of us start our day with a local Turkey Trot while others are already warming the kitchen with the smell of homemade pumpkin pie. I want to wish each and every one of you a joyous Thanksgiving! I’ll be thinking of you all and hoping that you are surrounded by friends, family and someone who loves you!
The holidays are full of tradition. When I lived in IL, I would always host a Black Friday run at Waterfall Glen. There wasn’t a hashtag for #OptOutside. There wasn’t a big corporation behind the movement to get people outside. Nobody was talking about health, wellness, fitness, friends or family on Black Friday. No, they gave their thanks on Thursday and moved on to retail madness on Black Friday. Some big retail chains are saying NO this year. REI in particular started the push to #OptOutside for Black Friday by giving all of their employees the day off with pay. Many other retailers has followed suit. I encourage all of you to #OptOutside for Black Friday. Let’s wait for Cyber Monday to get all those amazing deals for our little angels, from the comfort of our home, where we can shop in our PJs. That’s what I’ll be doing.
If you need a place to go on Black Friday to #OptOutside, I’ll be leading a group run at Pokagon State Park, in Angola, IN. Details HERE. If you don’t want to follow me, then you can follow Lilo. She promises an AMAAHHHZING trail run! Or if you aren’t close to us, then REI has a link HERE to find a place to #OptOutside.
** Let’s Hit The Trails With Lilo & #OptOutside on Black Friday ** Amanda – TooTallFritz
Wow…you managed to post to your blog on Thanksgiving. Don’t fret about me on that Black Friday thing…I have avoided going out in that mess of humanity for long time! I believe some even start that “black madness” today or this evening? On my end I will be simply heading down to Monee to help friend assemble his new “sauna” he ordered, so no fancy or offiicial “opt-out” run Friday…just something around the neighborhood before I head down to Monee. Happy Thanksgiving to you and family, including Lilo and other doggies…and all your blog followers. I did the usual RFK Turkey Trot in Palos, but no racing…just ran it with my daughter and finished it with her….the first race we have ever ran in together!