Health & Fitness

By Liz Laffont

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Millions of Americans spend Thanksgiving running. Many of these pre-stuffing workouts are called “Turkey Trots”. The official Turkey Trot road race will mark its 112th start this Thanksgiving, making it the oldest continually running footrace in North America (even older than the Boston Marathon)! Whether trotting alone, with family members, or with the family dog, the latest gear is key to help you cross the finish line.

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Runners and techies alike will cheer for the iPhit. The creators of this little widget (that’s Macspeak for “application”) have made it possible to track your running progress by pairing your iPhone with your Nike sneakers. The iPhone as your own personal running coach? Is there anything this phone can’t do?

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Jive Legwarmers by Lululemon continue to amaze. The palette of colors, amazing fits and down right sassy shapes that they’ve injected into the work out wear category makes it almost exciting to get dressed for a 10k. On Turkey day, try these cute muscle warmers for pre and post race mingling near the finish line. If you shed them during the run, fear not, they have a built in name tag to help them find their way home.

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The Petometer is like a pedometer, but for your dog’s collar. It tracks how many miles Fido runs along side of you. After the Trot, your four-legged friend will be too tired to beg for scraps at the table. It’s available in Rover Red and Barking Blue to name a few.

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Warm As A Lamb Stroller Cover is the only insulated stroller cover that covers an entire jogger stroller. While you’re running in your own thermal gear, your little ones will stay warm as they enjoy your pace and the scenes from the race.

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We all know you need carbs and electrolytes for working out, but Accelerade works differently than other sports drinks because of its secret ingredient: protein! The small amount of protein found in Accelerade does not interfere with digestion during exercise but it does increase endurance, minimizes the onset of fatigue, facilitates re-hydration, minimizes muscle breakdown and speeds up the recovery process. All that in one 20 oz. bottle!

Originally published November 2007
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