Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm Thankful for....

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my blog readers, fellow cyclists, runners, moms, dads, & fitness enthusiasts!  I have a lot to be thankful for, as well as most of you probably do also.  Let's face it. If you are able to read this blog, more than likely you have a computer or an overpriced smart phone.  That alone is more than what many of our homeless citizens have.  While you are surfing the internet, they are surfing the alley trash cans looking for their next meal or sitting on a downtown corner asking for some spare change. 

I keep contemplating whether or not to do our local Drumstick Dash, a local run that benefits The Wheeler Mission, our local homeless shelter.  Forecasts predict a high of about 39 degrees at start.  I'm not a cold weather kind of girl to the extreme level.  Keep in mind when it gets below 50, I've already gotten out the flannel pajamas and thermal underwear.  Then I had a "Ah Ha!" moment, a reality check. The people that this run benefits often LIVE in this kind of weather, morning, noon and night and I'm whining about running 4.5 miles in it for less than an hour.  Ok, decision made, before I change my mind again.  I'm off to register as soon as I can get out of this place I call my job.

I'm thankful for:
  • The house my husband & I are capable for providing for our family.
  • The food my husband & I are capable for providing for our family.
  • Both my husband and self are employed.
  • My 3 absolutely, stunning, intelligent, gorgeous, annoying children.
  • My husband!
  • My 2 obnoxious little dachshund duo, Bailey & Dexter.
  • The ability to run and bike.
  • Our extended family. 
  • My mom & my mother-in-law.  If it weren't for them, we wouldn't be here.
  • My Brooks Adrenaline. :)
  • My running partner, "The Stalker".  Otherwise, I'm sure I wouldn't run as often as I do.
  • The list goes on and on! 
So, this Thanksgiving, I’m going to stop whining about the cold and reflect on how fortunate many of us are.

What about you?  What are you thankful for? 

Oh, if you want to find me at the Drumstick Dash, just look for the crazy chick in a parka, 3 layers of thermal get the idea! 


  1. Funny, I'm doing the Drumstick Dash also but it's not the cold that's bothering me - it's the thought of trying to park in Broad Ripple with 15,000 other people.

  2. Barb,
    I've read/heard it's a nightmare. Broad Ripple is a parking nightmare, even on a slow day. I have a feeling, besides the 4.5 mile run, there will be another 5 mile walk to get to the start line. Good Luck.