My sister (Chris) and two twin 9-year old twin nieces (Laura & Synnove) were able to fly in from Florida and join my family in Annapolis for Thanksgiving. Several years ago, when Laura and Synnove turned six, I performed my first magic show and twisted balloons for the first time at their birthday party. Since that time I have increased by balloon repertoire, so it was fun to have them join me at Ledo Pizza last Wednesday to see me twist balloons again.

On Thanksgiving morning, Chris convinced me to run a 5-mile Turkey Trot hosted by Fleet Feet of Annapolis (www.fleetfeetannapolis.com/). Fleet Feet offered prizes for the best dressed turkey, so my sister and I decided to go for the Gold. On Thanksgiving morning, I got up about 30 minutes early and twisted a couple turkey outfits. They ended up being pretty comfortable to wear (very light) during the race and were certainly noticeable. During the entire run we had people cheering for us (or the turkeys), so despite only having run only a couple times this year, it made the 5-miles go by pretty quickly (at least in my mind). We ended up taking home the prize for best dressed turkeys and Fleet Street provided us with a couple nice gym bags and running goodies. Chris was extremely pumped, as she said it was the first time she ever “won” a running event.

I hope you all had as festive of a Thanksgiving as we had.