Wednesday, November 30, 2011

30 Days of Thankful

Wow - this month went by fast!!  I started this project on November 1st.  I managed to keep the Thankful Page updated almost on a daily basis.  I didn't do as well updating Twitter.  I was feeling a bit of info overload on Twitter so I decided to take a break from it. 

Without further ado, here are my 30 days of thankful.

********November 30, 2011****************  

#thankful for a night out with friends.  

********November 29, 2011**************** 

#thankful that is hasn't snowed yet.  In the 33 years of living up North, I have experienced enough snow to last a lifetime.  

********November 28, 2011****************

#thankful that the scale showed a 1 pound loss since last Monday.  

********November 27, 2011****************

#thankful for a new yoga instructor every week.   I am still amazed at how awesome the instructors are at the Y.  

********November 26, 2011****************

#thankful for marathon sessions on the couch with my hubby.  We watched season 1 of the Walking Dead.

********November 25, 2011****************

#thankful to have avoided the shopping malls today

********November 24, 2011****************

#thankful for my Mom.

********November 23, 2011****************

#thankful for my CSA chicken & Moveable Feast blueberry pie that we will be eating tomorrow instead of the traditional turkey & pumpkin pie.  #foodthanks

********November 22, 2011****************

#thankful that I didn't have to traipse between buildings for meetings today in the pouring rain.

********November 21, 2011****************

#thankful for the perfect time of day to swim.  6:45AM.  So far, at that time I always have the lane to myself.  It feels so luxurious to have the lane to myself after having to share the lane the majority of the time.

********November 20, 2011****************
 #thankful for warm, instead of cold, rainy days.  

********November 19, 2011****************  

#thankful for all the folks who adopt little kitty's & doggy's from the humane society.  

********November 18, 2011****************
#thankful for Red Wine.

********November 17, 2011****************

#thankful for root canals.  Yes, I know it sounds crazy.  4 weeks of horrible tooth aches & 2 days after my root canal I have absolutely no pain.

********November 16, 2011**************** 

#thankful for bookclub.

********November 15, 2011****************  

I had a root canal today.  #thankful for painkillers. 

********November 14, 2011**************** 

#thankful for WUKY rocking roots

********November 13, 2011**************** 

#thankful for lazy Sunday mornings. Coincidentally after a super productive Saturday.

********November 12, 2011**************** 

#thankful for super productive Saturdays.

********November 11, 2011****************
 #thankful for our Veterans.  11-11-11

********November 10, 2011****************

#thankful for The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF).

Founded in 1998, The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) relentlessly pursues innovative means that accelerate the development of next-generation multiple myeloma treatments to extend the lives of patients and lead to a cure. By working closely with researchers, clinicians and our partners in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry, we helped bring multiple myeloma patients four new treatments are extending lives around the globe.

I lost my Dad to Multiple Myeloma in 2006.  My hope is MMRF finds a cure soon so that no family has to lose a loved one to this horrible disease. 

********November 9, 2011****************

#thankful for Susan Bradley-Cox for teaching me to swim 2 1/2 years ago!  Every time I step in a pool I will always have her to thank.
My first 1/2 mile Open Water Swim August 2009 - GO TEAM

***********November 8, 2011****************
#thankful for kick butt instructors that work muscles you never knew you had!

***********November 7, 2011****************

#thankful for furry friends that keep me warm on chilly nights.

***********November 6, 2011****************

#thankful for beautiful fall days & riding parters

Today Nina & I rode the Jot 'Em Down loop.  Just over 21 miles of relatively easy Bluegrass roads.  The last time Nina & I rode this loop in early May we rode the last 9 miles in a downpour & high winds.  It was one of those rides that test your mettle.  Fortunately, today was perfect!

***********November 5, 2011****************
#thankful for my biggest supporter, my personal photographer, my cheerleader, aka my hubby
He ran in Team in Training tu-tu.  
Reindeer Ramble 2010
 He put together my 40th bday party
My 40th birthday

He always gets up with me at 4AM to watch me do my triathlon thing.
French Broad Challenge 2011

It is for these & so many other reasons why I love him!

***********November 4, 2011****************

#thankful for a full belly & dinner with a great friend & my hubby..

Dinner at Masala with Nina & Steve.  So yummy!

***********November 3, 2011****************

Blueberry Pancakes for dinner
Mine don't look as good but they taste AWESOME!

***********November 2, 2011****************

Today I am thankful for Physical Therapists & their evil torture devices!

Today was week 5 of PT scraping & my leg is feeling so much better.  I am even running a little.   Fingers crossed that I will be able to run the Thoroughbred Classic on Thanksgiving!

***********November 1, 2011****************

Today I registered for my first 2012 race.  This will be the 3rd year in a row doing this particular race and most likely it will be my last.  Which race?  The Atlanta Iron Girl.  Why the last time?  There are a couple of reasons, well, mainly one.  The race registration is $105 for a sprint triathlon.  Yeah, crazy right?!  This year they raised it $10 over last year.  There is no early registration because this race will sell out in about 3 weeks.

Now, don't get me wrong, this is a great race.  I have really enjoyed participating in the event the last 2 years.  This is a ladies only sprint triathlon and is perfect for first timers.  With the exception of running out of food for the finishers last year it is really well organized event.  I just have a difficult time swallowing the $105 price of admission.  Somehow, $95 didn't seem so bad.  If I am going to stay in triathlon for the long term which is my intent I better just get used to it because it only gets worse with the longer distances.

So today I am thankful that I have the means to afford these crazy race entry fees because I so love to compete in them!!
2010 Iron Girl Finish w/Kara
2011 Iron Girl Finish w/Nina & Allison


  1. I love your thankful list! I get overloaded on twitter too. I rarely get on there. It is just too much! Let's hope soon you are thankful for running again!

  2. i love this!!! and i totally agree with the root canal one. if you've ever needed one i think you'd have to agree. WORSE PAIN EVER! i was begging for the RC!

  3. Great list!! I should do something like this



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