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Posted: November 25, 2014

Just show up: Get your post-Thanksgiving workout in Tommy’s Park with the November Project Pop-up. 6:30 a.m.Friday!

Written by: Shannon Bryan
Photo courtesy November Project DC

Photo courtesy November Project DC

Droves of humans will be waking up in the wee hours of Friday morning – Thanksgiving night even – to sprint the wide aisles of big box stores and fill carts full of discounted electronics or sweaters or cookware. That’s one way to handle Black Friday.

I generally roll out of bed after the sun rises that post-Thanksgiving morning and try to forget all the things I ate with such gleeful abandon the evening before. (The potatoes! The stuffing! The pie! Hey, more potatoes!)

This year, there’s another option: The November Project Pop-Up in Tommy’s Park, Portland

The November Project is a fitness movement that was founded in Boston “as a way to stay in shape during cold New England months.” It’s now spread to other cities, and it’s coming to Portland for one day only: This Friday. At 6:30 a.m., no less.

The circuit workout will take place entirely in Tommy’s Park. And it’s FREE. Like the November Project website says, “How can you join? Simple…Just show up!”

The workout is rain or shine (which is fine. We live in Maine, after all, and we don’t shrink away from a little precipitation, amiright?) No equipment required, but do plan on working your tuchus off. Also plan to feel pretty fantastic about the way you spent this Black Friday morning, even though you won’t be spending a dime.

More info on the Pop-up on Facebook: November Project Pop-Up #NP_PWM

More info on November Project: November Project

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