“My 365” November 24, 2010

November 24, 2010

First: Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!

Second: yay for all the college applications Jess completed this week – especially Northwestern!

Third: Yay for the Turkey Trot tomorrow here in Long Beach!

So let me explain.
This is, I believe, the 8th Annual Long Beach Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. The event is organized by Long Beach’s very own Justin Rudd. The first year the race was held, they had 30 participants. This year, 6,000 runners and walkers are expected. Race fees are low, and there are no timing chips or official race times. Instead, most of the funds raised go towards the Community Action Team (C.A.T.), a non-profit organization that uses these funds for social enrichment of the local community, especially for children, animals, and the environment. I believe that Belmont Shore is special in so many ways, and some of those are due to the influence of Justin Rudd and his C.A.T.
Additionally, there is a large scope canned food drive, and the collection is conveniently located at packet pick-up both days. The donated food items will be collected by the local food bank at the start of the last race, and distributed to needy families throughout the holiday season.

So you see, Thanksgiving is not just a day for giving thanks, it is also very much a day for Giving.

November 24, 2010

November 24, 2010 -- Yay for tomorrow's Turkey Trot!

November 24, 2010. 7:14pm. ISO 100. Shutter 0.769231. Aperture f/5.3. Manual exposure, no flash.



  1. Congratulations, it’s wonderful to see someone thinking of others at a time like this, but then…that is your specialty. And what a great cause…community. Happy Thanksgiving to you from the other side of the globe, and enjoy the Trot!

  2. Run well, and we’ll see you later for turkey.

  3. Good luck in the trot! I’ll be up cooking and sweating my butt off here in the kitchen. Happy Thanksgiving Tori! Enjoy your day 🙂 xoxoxo

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