Chieftain November 2017

BROTHER RICE V O L U M E 5 7, I S S U E 3 Chieftain N OVEMBER 2017 Gameday Thanksgiving In The D Eating is only sport That really matters On Thanksgiving Day By Colin Watts Chieftain Staff Every year, the average American consumes 4,500 calories on Thanks- giving Day. As many of you know, however, I’m not average. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. The football and camarade- rie between friends and family at this time of year is unmatched. While those are two important parts of the holiday, the main focus is the meal. There is no meal on Planet Earth that will ever compare to Thanksgiving dinner. It all starts with waking up in the morning and getting in the right mindset. You can’t go into Thanksgiv- ing dinner without wanting to be in a food coma by the end of the meal. For some people, they like to get a good workout in. Whether it’s going to your local gym or heading down to Detroit for the annual Turkey Trot, people like to burn as many calories as possible. I, for one, do not do that. (I know, shocker.) I like to kick back and relax and visualize myself stuffi ng my face. I also repeatedly tell myself to keep my eyes on the prize. As I get locked in, I get into my gameday threads. I like to go with the See GAMEDAY on Page 3 B R OTHE R R IC E H IG H S C H O O L C H I E F TA I N Holiday offers unique opportunities for locals Thanksgiving Day is a very festive, relaxing and upbeat holiday for most Americans. Most people enjoy family time, football and food, or maybe even go on a small vacation. Detroiters enjoy a slightly different holiday, because of a series of events that are unique to us. These events include the annual Lions game, America’s Thanksgiving Parade, which marches through downtown Detroit, and the morning Turkey Trot race. Members of the Chieftain staff have experi- enced all three. These are their memories. Turkey Trot The Turkey Trot is something that I have experienced, along with many other Detroiters. There are two courses: The 10K race (6.2 miles), which typically features the more intense and serious runners, and the 5K race (do the math), which usually P AGE 1 has runners in costume. I have run the 5K, in more traditional attire: sweat pants, gloves, long sleeve shirt and some Nike shoes. My mom and I arrived in Detroit around 7:30 a.m. The city was fi lled with activity. Music was playing, people enjoying the city and others skating at Campus Martius Park. We checked in at Cobo Hall at 8:00. We picked up our shirts and numbers, and proceeded down to the starting line. After navigating the crowds for 20 minutes, we arrived ready to take off. The race was cold, but the constant energy from the people and scenery encouraged us to keep running. We ran alongside the Detroit River, passed by the smoke pipes, hit up the water station near the Renaissance Center and crossed the See DETROIT on Page 2 N O V E M B E R 2017