Early TG Spirit

Because Thanksgiving is fast approaching, because it is my favorite holiday, and because I am in a dang thankful frame of mind this week, I am going to bandwagon it and do a gratitude list today, too. Here is what I am presently thankful for:

1. The Healing Power of the Human Body - Healed (praise Jebus I'm healed and whole-ish) and able to run again.

2. Mad Men - Don Draper, nom-nom-nom. By GOD I love that show. Full stop.

3. Comcast OnDemand - so I can watch the entire season of Mad Men over and over and over and over again, until the next new episodes start...Don Draper, nom-nom-nom.

4. HRRC* runners - what a great group of folks that I am so glad to have met and gotten to know.

5. Peanut Butter M&Ms - because nothing says, "I defeat you, stress!" like saying it with your mouse raised and a mouthful (and I do mean FULL) of peanut butter M&M's.

6. New Running Shoes - Asic's 2140's I love you! I resisted giving up my 2130's but so far the 40's are a decent replacement. Plus they are pink. Yay/yay.

My week so far has involved high amounts of stress...which I am now *smartly* managing with small doses of low-mileage running, meditation, and peanut butter. I have worked up to 3-4 miles, and am *smartly* running every other day and gradually adding distance. Emphasis on gradually. I got to run with the running group again last Saturday, and turned in a nice, foot pain-free run of 3.64 miles. Then did about 3 miles at the track with a couple of other running buddies on Monday. Planing to do a *smart* run of 2 miles or so tonight. And the fact that I can once again say that, is all I need to be thankful. Well, that and the M&Ms. And maybe a bit of soft porn (i.e. Mad Men) here and there...but that's all I really need. Really.

*Highlands Ranch Running Club, for the uninitiated


  1. You, by far, have a must better gratitude list than I. I've never seen Mad Men, will have to do that. An PB M&M's ROCK!!!!

  2. Love the early thanksgiving list.

  3. This was a great list! I also love Mad Men! Good luck with your gradual return to running (and thanks for your advice, too).

    P.S. I can't seem to kick my peanut butter habit now that I am done training for a marathon. But I think I will only keep one jar in the house now as opposed to three. That should help a bit. :)

  4. So I've been reading your blog for the past few weeks and 1) I hear ya. I'm a dancer and a runner and broke my foot last year a week before a performance and 3 weeks before a race. Needless to say I did neither. However, I wasn't so lucky. I spent three weeks in crutches and another 4 in the ugly boot all during snow season. Gross. but that brings me to point 2) Congrats to you for staying off it! It's definitely not easy and so tempting to push yourself before your ready ei. I tried this too many times and all it did was keep me in the boot longer. Congrats on your first mile and keep your head up! Your positive attitude is awesome! PS...check out my blog runninaround.wordpress.com for my first RUNNER'S GIVEAWAY! I'm running with Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training and doing my first giveaway to help get the word out!

  5. I can eat my weight in PB M&M's. Which is QUITE a feat, if I do say so myself.


  6. What a coincidence, I broke down and did a gratitude list today as well! Too funny! And yes, I love PB m&M's. Ok, I just love peanut butter period.

  7. Peanut Butter M&Ms - They complete me!

  8. YAY for your foot feeling better. Keep being smart, and you'll be back to full strength in no time.