Things I’m Thankful For and The End of Sloth

28 Nov

So as usual, I’m a day late and a dollar short on this stuff.  (Will blogging EVER come naturally to me?)  But I’ve read a few blog posts about things people are thankful for in honor of Thanksgiving, and I want to jump in on it.  I think it’s very important to recognize and appreciate the things that are awesome in one’s life, rather than dwell on what may not be so awesome, but I’m always a bit averse to doing it in excess because I don’t want it to sound like I’m gloating.  (“Listen to how sweet MY life is!”)

That said …  I’mma go ahead and say I’m grateful for my job — though I don’t plan to go into any detail about it online ever.  I WILL say that my co-workers are some of my dear friends and that in this tough market, I’m super super grateful to have a job that allows me to live a comfortable life.

I’m grateful for my family, because they are the bomb.

Amazing and supportive parents

My brother and his sweet fam are so awesome

I’m grateful to have the best boyfriend in the entire world.  I know, gag gag, barf, etc.  I try and keep this kind of talk to a minimum, so give me a little credit.  I could say a LOT more, but I won’t. 🙂

Here we are at my best friend's wedding reception. Yes, there were lambs.

I’m grateful I have the most amazing friends a girl could ask for.  I am not going to include a pic here because I can’t choose who I want to represent. 🙂  They’re all fantastic.

I’m grateful I live in a city that I love (sometimes hate, as well, but always love.)

I took this pic as I ran around the reservoir the morning before the NYC marathon. Nice, right?

And I am grateful for my health, and the fact that I am physically capable of doing something I love so very much.

'bout to PR in Columbus

There are so many more things I’m thankful for, but those are the biggies.

My Thanksgiving was fantastic.  T and I drove to Cleveland and stayed with his (seriously awesome) family.  Another thing I am GRATEFUL for is that we truly enjoy one another’s company, making the drive there and back not too bad!  We spent a glorious 3 days trolling about Cleveland and seeing (and for me, meeting!) some of his friends, drinking beers, eating amazing food, and sleeping.  I managed to get a run in on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, AND T joined me on Saturday.  This was a very special event, as he generally refuses to run with me.

For any Cleveland haters, check out this pic I snapped on one of my runs. Beautiful, is it not?

This week, I REALLY want to get back into a serious training program for Surf City.  Details to come!  Keep me accountable! 😉

10 Responses to “Things I’m Thankful For and The End of Sloth”

  1. runningseal November 28, 2011 at 8:38 pm #

    That’s ok. I was a little late on this genre of post myself too posting mine late last night 🙂 Blogging is not one of the things that comes most naturally to me but i do enjoy writing. Anyways…

    Let me know what your training schedule looks like! I want to join you for some miles!

    • Katie November 29, 2011 at 1:30 pm #

      Yes! Will email you. 🙂

  2. Kelly November 28, 2011 at 9:19 pm #

    That’s adventurous of you to drive to Cleveland! I always fly to Buffalo when I visit. I am a disaster on the road. Your brother’s kids are adorable!! You have a lot to be thankful for and I totally agree, it’s great to say it and recognize it every once in a while! Happy training 🙂

    • Katie November 29, 2011 at 1:31 pm #

      I am a disaster, as well — that is why T drove about 70% of the time. 😉 And THANK YOU for the compliment on my niece and nephew. I can’t help but agree!

  3. Kristy November 28, 2011 at 9:28 pm #

    I enjoy reading everyone’s thankful posts. Better late than never, right?!

    Please post dets on your plan…I’m curious as to what you are using. I’m using the good ol’ FIRST plan (for the 3rd time) for Boston. It’s worked before so I’m just going with it….

    • Katie November 29, 2011 at 1:31 pm #

      I will post detes as soon as I figure out what the heck I’m going to do! 🙂 I am curious about the FIRST plan. I’ve heard it mentioned a lot, but don’t know what it entails. Need to look up…

  4. thethinksicanthink November 29, 2011 at 1:38 am #

    Def better late than never – the Columbus pic is a good one, too!

  5. Lori November 29, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

    Do you want me to send a photo of the two of us so you can add it to the ‘grateful for my amazing friends’ section? 🙂 Thankful for you, baber! xoxo

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