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.