Today I am thankful for sleep. That is all.
Today I am thankful for my ability to go on road trips. I'm thankful for trips for races, holidays and family visits. I wonder how many people who can take their well-running car on a trip to do what they want to do actually appreciate that gift. I do.
Today I'm thankful for the AMAZING feeling that happens around the holidays. It really helps to make things completely possible that you would have never allowed yourself to imagine any other time of the year. Run further. Dream bigger. Smile wider.
Today I am thankful for the things in the world that one experiences to make them different. Different run because of the road or the weather. Different life because of the way I live it. AMAZING.
Today I am thankful for my caring, thoughtful, selfless, giving stud of a husband who always shows me grace and unconditional love - often in spite of myself. So thankful to be running the real ultra marathon of life with him.
Today I'm thankful for those times when you just know what's right. Sometimes you know what's right because everyone around you is doing what's right and with the most genuine intentions. Other times, you know what's right because a very clear example of WRONG is staring you in the face, sending you a text message … Continue reading TDT 2.0 Times
Today, I'm thankful for simple people. These people lay everything out there and speak plainly. I am thankful for these people because one is never on unstable ground with them. They are clear, concise, and transparent. There's never anxiety when approaching conversation or interaction with these people because, in my experience, it seems that with … Continue reading TDT 2.0 Simple People
Today, I am thankful for the ability to run alone. When you think of all the forces you fight to just stand, you realize you've accomplished a lot just to be upright. Then add in falling gracefully forward for 26 miles. It's a miracle. Whether you're running alone on the street or metaphorically in your convictions, dedications, or … Continue reading TDT 2.0 Alone
Today, I am thankful for idealism. I understand the need for realism from time to time, but idealists are what help us dream of things we never thought possible. How else do you think an asthmatic wins three olympic gold medals? Thank you, Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Cynicism would keep the world dark and gloomy, even on the … Continue reading TDT 2.0 Idealism
Today I'm thankful for long times next to my husband. It could be next to him for a long training run, a long race or a long road trip. It's just the two of us; one mile after another. Happy. Free. This is the way life ought to be.
I am thankful for race deferments. They afford the opportunity to save your half marathon for next year when you aren't attending the Landmark Forum. And when I say, "you," I, of course, mean me. I know it's a boring one, but WHEW, a life saver!
Tonight I am thankful for phone calls. I'm thankful for the ability to call my mom and talk to her about how I just bought my first, "Husband," card. I'm thankful I'm able to answer the phone when Husband is having a bad day or Charlotte is having a three-hour commute. I'm thankful to be … Continue reading TDT 2.0 Phone Calls
Today, I'm thankful for that faith that happens between members of the human race that one will be there for another. It could be faith that you'll stay with me to the end of the race, the end of my days or any of the lengths of anything in between. It's a lovely thing that … Continue reading TDT 2.0 Faith, the people kind
There is ONE thing to be thankful for today: All Veterans. Special mention to those in my family who have served: Mom, Dad, Pop, Grandpa Bob, Uncle Clarence, Sheri and countless others. Please take a few moments to visit http://www.theconcertforvalor.com to find ways to supports those who support us.
Today I am thankful for conversation. Sometimes it's the back-and-forth that volleys in my head on a run; imagining what my Dad would think about this or that. Sometimes it's really getting a chance to talk with someone about more than just the everyday surface-y stuff and getting to see a little of the nit … Continue reading TDT 2.0 Conversation
Today, while running the Across the Bay 10K with my husband, I was thankful for the sun. The air was chilly but the sun kept us warm the whole way. It was stunning.
Today I am thankful for that time in any endeavor when everyone involved is ALL IN. They are completely invested. It can be a new race training plan, a new business or a tug-o-war contest. It's this wonderful glittery time where everyone is blasting full speed ahead with all their mind, heart, and might. What … Continue reading TDT 2.0 Moralers
Today, I am thankful for that dazzling feeling I get when I think about doing something new. It can be as simple as thinking of a new place to run or as complex as planning a workshop to help women feel more beautiful being their perfectly made selves. I'm so thankful for that feeling and … Continue reading TDT 2.0 That Dazzling Feeling
I'm thankful for the cleansing and renewing power of the rain. Getting out for a run in the rain, with all the stingy drops feels like baptism by fire. Thanks rain!
Dictionary.com says Inertia is: "a property of matter by which it remains at rest or in uniform motion in the same straight line unless acted upon by some external force" Today I am thankful for the force that keeps me going when I need it and stops me when I need it - running and … Continue reading TDT 2.0 Inertia