A Plateful of Gratitude

It’s the season and plus, all the articles on the internet say that it’s healthy to be grateful, so, in no particular order, here are a few of the things that I’m thankful are in my life:

My Treadmill You know, because I’m no longer that athlete that will bear the brunt of all sorts of weather to get a run in. On Thanksgiving morning, I ran out about a quarter mile from my house, a few drops of rain fell and I immediately turned heel and went back home and onto my treadmill. A soft athlete is better than not an athlete at all, right?

The Internet  Have you seen the videos of all the crazy people out there shopping for Christmas gifts? First of all, I’m not a shopper, so I don’t get the whole obsession to begin with. Secondly, for all the “Put the Christ back in Christmas!” battle cries that you hear, I’m guessing Jesus wouldn’t have cold cocked another dude to get his hands on the must-have PlaySkool toy that his kid just had to have. But that’s just my opinion. I could be wrong.

My Mom’s Cooking  She makes the best Thanksgiving dinner around, hands down. Not only am I not responsible for a damn thing other than bringing alcohol to the celebration, but she’s got it down to such a science that it seems like she barely sweats putting it all together. Related Thing To Be Grateful For:  Leftovers!

My Dog Belle  She’s a weirdo, I’ll grant you that, but she’s not all that fond of going outside. Afraid of the noises, the people, the kids screaming (that scares me too), the empty plastic bag that might be skittering by … essentially everything but the squirrels, which she either wants to eat or REALLY wants to play with. Because of this, I don’t feel guilty not walking her much when the weather turns bad. She doesn’t want to be out there anyway, right?


Cool, right? I look like I could totally be BLAZING FAST with these on. And if I don’t move, you’d never know that might not be true, right? Even Belle is drawn to them.

My Sweet New Capris  I’m not fast anymore. Not even close. Not even in the same country as fast. But these new running capris? They make me feel like a million bucks and like I’m moving at the speed of light. I think they were pretty cheap for the magic that seems to be woven in with the spandex. And I can even put them in the dryer. Score!

My IronAccomplished Friends  Simply being associated with these awesome folks fills my life with inspiration.  Oh, and guilt for sitting on the couch watching TV instead of getting my workout in. Probably not a bad thing.

Old Age  Because it’s a whole lot better than the alternative, am I right?

What are you grateful for?

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