Monday, November 24, 2014

Abbreviated and Appreciated

It is a Monday kind of, sort of masquerading as a Wednesday serving as it does as the first day of what shall be for a significant number of us a three-day work week.  If you are a person who has to work on Thursday because you are employed in a retail establishment, then I have great empathy for you.  If you are an individual whose decision to spend a portion of your Thanksgiving away from your family while requiring someone else to do likewise so they can ring up your purchase of "essentials", then I have great loathing for you.  

Kudos to my long-time friend Owen McCarthy and the other good folks who serve as the governing body in Manasquan, New Jersey for putting together a damn fine event on Saturday.  After three decades of Turkey Trots, the couple who organized the annual tradition opted out of doing it.  In a relatively short amount of time, a lot of people worked together to drop the "1st Annual Manasquan Turkey Run" into the Trot's "Saturday before Thanksgiving" place on the calendar.   On a beautiful late November Saturday morning on which to run, several hundred people participated in the 5-mile run.  By the time I made it into Leggett's post-race, it appeared as if at least as many people were there participating in the post-race celebration.  

A hell of a nice way to kick off the final week of November...

...and the three-day work week is not breaking my heart either. 


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