For the entire month of November I have been doing a daily Facebook status update starting with:
Today I am thankful for
I wish I could say it was an original idea, but alas I stole it from one of my Facebook friends. It's been an interesting exercise and while I do know that I have many, many things to be thankful for it is surprising that sometimes I really need to think about it. I want it to be somewhat meaningful, thought provoking and fun. Amanda at Run to the Finish Daily does a daily Gratitude Journal, go check it out. I know I need to spend more time expressing gratitude.
I'm sitting here tonight eating croutons out of the bag, making turkey soup from the carcass of the turkey I cooked for today's office potluck, trying to rebuild one of the kids laptops, reading blogs and stalking people on Facebook - what an exciting Friday night! My husband has been out of town all week and he flies in later tonight so I will be trekking to the airport in a few hours.
I have 13-14 miles on tap for tomorrow morning; it is predicted to be about 38 degrees and raining tomorrow morning; oh boy! But, it gets better; we'll be heading to Corvallis (about 80 miles South) for the Oregon State versus USC Football game, which starts at 5:00 p.m. another cold and wet outdoor activity.
On Wednesday evening I was fortunate to get the opportunity to hear Dean Karnazes speak; wow, what an inspiring individual and pretty much a total freak of nature in terms of what his body allows him to do. The next two items on his agenda are:
1. Running across the entire US on trails
2. Running a race (I forget if it was a marathon) in all 204 (two hundred and four) COUNTRIES
Can you believe it? I read his Ultramaraton Man book quite some time ago and would highly recommend it. Now I'm not quite a cool as Beth who actually got to run with Dean in Colorado, but I thoroughly enjoyed the evening anyway :-) If he comes to your area take the time and listen to him speak; he really is remarkable.
Have a great weekend!