Thursday, February 2, 2012

Thankful Things Thursday

Two of my absolute favorite runner-girl blogs are Ali @ Ali on the Run and Emily @ Sweat Once a Day (who actually sweats more than once a day). They're real women, and if you like workout motivation or are a runner, check them out. On Thursdays, they post Thankful Things Thursday, and since I've got a lot of stuff to be thankful for I thought I'd join them.

I'm thankful that today is/has been a really productive day.
I have literally not stopped doing something for any minute of today, and it feels great to get so many things checked off my list. A lot of it was work related, so I won't bore you with it, but I feel fantastic.

I'm thankful for traffic lights that work with you when you need to be somewhere on time.
This morning I was cutting it close for a meeting, but the stars aligned and all the lights that are normally long waited worked with me. I made it with plenty of time to spare.

I'm thankful for my wonderful fiance.
He's so hard-working, and when he comes home from work at sometimes 8 or 8:30 he has started running and then goes to to graduate school work for his MBA. He's amazing, and I don't really give him enough credit sometimes.

I'm thankful for all of the miles and gym time I've put in this week. It feels good.
I ran 12 miles on Sunday, ellipticalled for 23 minutes and went to an RPM class on Tuesday, ran 4.5 miles and did a bodypump class on Wednesday, and tonight plan on either doing a spin class or BodyCombat class depending on how I feel when I get to the gym. I'll decide on the rest of the week as it comes.

I'm thankful that my hip is gaining strength and I'm getting less dumb with my running habits.
When I hurt my hip in November, I had increased speed and distance at the same time, and I think it led to some of my problems (along with doing absolutely no cross training). Now I'm spending less time pounding pavement and more time cross training and running smarter. We'll see how it pays off February 12th at my next half marathon.

I'm thankful that what I thought was a wedding planner downfall has led to more excitement.
Our original event coordinator quit at the museum we're getting married at and sent us an email last Thursday. I got worried about it, but when the lady that took over our event called, we scheduled an appointment and I'm actually going to get the ball rolling sooner on designing the event, cake, flowers, etc. It's actually the jumpstart that I needed. We're meeting with her tomorrow at 4!

I'm thankful I got good numbers for SuperBowl Squares at work.
Now I just hope one of them pays off! It's a lot of money to be won! 

I'm thankful that I get to share this video and a "This I Believe" speech tomorrow at school.
I'm not a lover of public speaking, but this video is great; plus I can't wait to talk about setting goals and working to achieve them!

I'm thankful it's Thursday!
Because that means tomorrow is Friday!

What are you thankful for this Thursday? 

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Nichole said...

awh, I like this post. Glad you have a lot to be thankful for! And glad your new wedding coordinator seems to be on task!

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

Great post! Glad everything worked out with the wedding stuff! That could have been unnecessary stress!

xo. Britt

Lauren @ A modern day wife's journey said...

Such awesome things to be thankful for! Have a great weekend :-)

Lindsey @ Running Down A Dream said...

This is such a good list and great picture! It sounds like you're killing all of your goals! :)

The Pink Growl said...

cute pic of you and your man! You guys look great together!

I love Thankful Thursdays. It's always good to remind ourselves to be thankful for the things we often take for granted.

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