Thursday, November 22, 2007

Giving Thanks

I'm thankful for awesome kids and a great husband. For a roof over our heads, plenty of food in the house. For employment that provides more than we need to survive. For my pets. For friends, co-workers, family, and fellow bloggers that give me encouragement when I need it. I'm thankful for good health and finances that allow me to run, bike, swim, be it race, train, or play. For freedom. For living in the USA, here in beautiful New Mexico. The list really goes on and on.

Case in point: I had written off participating in any of the local trots on Thanksgiving morning because of concerns that running hard may further aggravating my troublesome knees and hips. But then I got a phone call yesterday afternoon from a friend indicating that she was coming into town a day early to beat the storm and wanted to know if I'd be interested in running the Hobbler Gobbler.

Who am I to say no? We HobbleGobbled our way for 3.1 Miles on a blustery cold Thanksgiving morning. It was cold and at times I wondered why the heck we were doing this, but I'm so thankful to have a friend to nudge me out the door and share the experience.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

17 comments:

  1. Hobbler Gobbler to you too!
    2 years ago we invented our own Thanksgiving morning run with St. Croix Valley Runners. (Not far to drive, no parking problems)
    Nine of us were there this morning.
    Great way to start the day!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  2. Oooh. I hobble gobbled today too :-)

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  3. That sounds like so much fun - how lovely to have a tradition of thanksgiving races

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving to you! An impromptu run - truly a reason to be thankful. :)

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  5. Hey, I was there too! I wish I'd known you were coming; I'd have been on the lookout for you (Brrrrrr, it was COLD, wasn't it??)

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  6. Nice post! Great job on the race, too!!

    Happy Thanksgiving :)

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  7. Congrats on getting out there for a Hobble Gobble and hope you had a great holiday!

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  8. Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving! Nice to have a friend to run and share the day with.

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  9. Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving!!

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  10. Yeah for friends! Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  11. Happy Thanksgiving! The last time I did one of those trots my friends hobbled with me too since I had knee pain due to the marathon a month earlier. Your days off this week sounded soooo nice and relaxing too!

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  12. Happy Belated Thanksgiving! I'm glad you were willing to be nudged out the door. We all need friends like that.

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  13. Happy be-lated Thanksgiving.

    Here's to be able to play and to crazy things like Turkey runs in freezing weather.

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  14. Good friends are worth their weight in gold... especially if they are runners and don't weigh much!

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