October 27, 2012

Thanks, universe!

Today I'm feeling thankful. It all started with the cool weather for our morning run. For a minute it was almost too cold, but then I remembered every other long run of this training cycle and how miserably hot and humid they were. Nope, now that I think about it, not too cold. Today's weather was perfect for running!

Here's what else is making me feel thankful. Not in order of importance. Except the first one is definitely the most important.

Thankful that Facebook knows me so well that I found this gold nugget in my sidebar today.


Thankful that my daughter exists.


Thankful for Halloween decorations -- this scrub brush is one of my favorites. Yes, I consider themed cleaning products decorations. 


Thankful that I got some new kicks from Alabama Outdoors. Now I just need to finish up this road racing stuff so I can test them on the trails.


Thankful for cousins who live in the same town.


Thankful that my son just discovered a love for Choose Your Own Adventure books. 


Thankful that it only took me a week to finish my box of Joe Joe's, so now I can get back on the good eating wagon for my race this weekend. No, I didn't share.



What are you feeling thankful for today? 

What treat do you hide from your kids? Pretty much all of them. My poor kids.

What's your best Halloween decoration? The scrub brush is tied with the long purple wig we put on our globe.

23 comments:

  1. I'm Thankful to be warm after my whole morning being full of Zombies and a much longer than a 5k race. I spy my future shoes. :)

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    1. They are definitely the best color for shoes I've had so far. I'll let you know how they do on the trails.

      You are rocking out these races! Every time I turn around, you've run a new one. Going now to see if you posted about the zombies yet. This is one that I think I would love.

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  2. Ha! I get those animal tee ads on my FB sidebar all the time. Not quite sure why........ At this very moment I'm thankful for a quiet house. People are either out at friends houses or napping! We've been lazy this fall and haven't put up any decorations. I hope that my house doesn't get TP'd!

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    1. Cute, right?! It always reminds me of Bret from Flight of the Conchords because he always wears those deer and tiger sweaters.

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  3. Thankful that I did not schedule the MCM in DC on Sandy Sunday like so many friends. Happy for you that your Savannah trip is one week after Sandy. BTW, great pic of daughter and granddaughter.

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    1. Good move on not running MCM today. At least you didn't have as far to drive to find out that your body was not going to cooperate today. Did you take any pictures?

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  4. I love those shoes! Your kids are precious. I don't have kids but I do hide most treats from my husband (poor husband)!

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    1. The color is awesome, right?! I forget to add my husband in there. I hide from him too.

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  5. Today I am thankful for powerful cough syrup.
    I want that scrub brush! I have kitchen towels with skulls on them and a primitive art black cat door hanger thingie but that's it for Halloween decorations.
    I'll have to try Joe's Joe's. Are they healthier than Oreos (she asked hopefully)?

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    1. Well, if by healthier you mean no trans-fats but still packed with natural sugar, then YES! They are like the all-natural-ingredients version of oreos.

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  6. Lots to be thankful for:) I am thankful that I finished my half today without throwing up:) yay! Love that scrub brush!

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    1. That's always a plus. Going to your blog now to see how it went.

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  7. Cool scrub brush!!
    I'm thankful that my leg isn't hurting!!

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  8. I LOVED choose your own adventure...and oh your daughter is lovely. I would love one of those :)

    Today I am thankful for a very nice pedicure (a rare treat), dishwashers (we have a houseful of guests) and a night away with my husband tomorrow (the first since we had our son). A LOT to be thankful for.

    SO excited about your marathon - I kind of feel you're running it on all our behalves, for us slower girls who dream of Boston but know it's not going to happen. Don't mean to add pressure but rather to inspire you to run faster for us ;)

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    1. Ha! I always thought I would have a boy first -- based solely on the fact that I had older brothers. I never really considered genetics.:)

      Dishwashers! Yes, add that to my list too. And that's awesome you are going on a date. Have fun!

      And thanks for cheering me on for the marathon. I need all of the positive thoughts I can collect for my brain to munch on during those last 6.2 miles!

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  9. I'm new to your blog!!

    Your family and kids are absolutely beautiful, aww :)

    This was great to take a moment and be thankful - I'm VERY thankful for my health, and the health of my family. It's something I'm thankful for every single day.

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    1. Welcome! I was just thinking about that tonight when I saw a commercial for St. Jude's. I'm grateful for health and also that if that doesn't go well, there are places to get great medical care.

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  10. Probably cliche and over-used, but I'm feeling very thankful for the ability to run without pain. I'm sure our recent, cooler temps are contributing to that, too.
    i've given up hiding treats from my sneaky boys. Now I just eat everything before they get home from school.

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    1. Not cliche at all. I'm so very thankful when everything is working. And I'm kind of super impressed with how amazingly our bodies heal themselves.

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  11. thankful for my health and my loved ones. thankful to be running again. my halloween decorations are dull-just a few pumpkins around the house. I live in a condo and don’t get any visitors for candy :(

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    1. We don't get any either because there is not a sidewalk in front of our house. Last year we got two kids. :( So I had to eat the 5,000 pieces of candy I bought all by myself.

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  12. I, too, thank the universe on a regular basis that I'm healthy and loved. More specific thanks-- I ran the MCM yesterday and although it was windy, it stayed dry and I finished. And although I'm thankful to have run feeling strong, I missed my goal. Grrr-- have to register for another race now. Good luck with your upcoming challenge. I'll be cheering virtually.

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