Given that it is based on a big, indulgent meal, Thanksgiving has no reputation for a healthy holiday. Between this extra help of the filling and a slice (or three) of pumpkin pie, it usually turns into a big cheat day. But the new data published by Strava tells a different story: a high-calorie holiday is indeed a very popular time for launch. In both 2016 and 2017, more and more people stood up and went for Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year.
Although the report may be unexpected, the figures are convincing: no other holiday is approaching the Indian day: in 2016, Thanksgiving saw twice as many tracks registered in Strava than on any other day. In 2017, more than 244,000 people tracked actions on Strava on Thanksgiving Day, of which 169.9 thousand were jogging. And we are not talking about a quick run around the block. On average, Strava users worked about 4.5 miles (maybe before clutching a large plate of turkey and stuffing).
Among all the 50 states in California were the most runners who earned miles for the last Thanksgiving Day (41,163), and then Texas with 16,136. Of course, the organized Turkish Trot races are held throughout the country for Thanksgiving, which can help explain why so many people are tracking jogging on vacation. According to Strava, more than 10,000 official Turkish trolls pass annually in the United States of America.
So, whether you want to try to light up the calories this year or to immerse yourself in unhealthy material, maybe it doesn’t hurt to run fast. You definitely will not work alone.