The little running blogger community that I am a part of is one huge group of positive and thankful people. I came to this conclusion because every single blog that I visited last night had a gratitude list somewhere in the post. We must all be on one giant endorphin rush from our running and it is making us freakishly happy; whatever it is, I like it, and I’m going to stop procrastinating and start my own gratitude list. After all, I am part of this blogger community and I’ve been accused of being freakishly happy a time or two. Or maybe they were just accusing me of being a freak…I don’t remember.
I read a lot of blogs when I was on bed rest from my pulmonary embolism. There are blogs out there for most anything that you can think of: biking blogs, swimmer blogs, family blogs, fans of star wars blogs, even alcoholic blogs.
Can’t sleep? Well there’s a blog for you.
Constipated? Yes, there is even a blog for you.
Pretty much anything that you can think of just Google it, add the word blog to the end and you’ve got yourself a new blog community. Just like that. The other thing that I noticed was how many truly depressing blogs there are out there. I mean there are some whacked out and sad people on this earth. Now we are all human and have our bad days; I have even been known to have thrown a pity party or two on this blog, complete with bitching, complaining AND crying, but some of these bloggers had a pity party string of posts, like they only saw the bad in their situation and never looked for the good. No one has a perfect life and it is definitely the way one views your own experiences that differentiates us from one another. I guess that I just lead a simple life and don’t dwell on things; I accept things for what they are and then move on;
which is probably the reason why I like to be a part of this wonderful, positive running blogger community!!
So without further ado, here is my very first gratitude list:
1.) I am thankful that I am back up to running 4 miles. I’ve got a ways to go before I’m back to marathon training, but I’ll get there!
2.) I am thankful that I have a nice butt. My husband says I have a great butt, so if he likes it, I’m thankful for it.
3.) I am thankful that I will be going home to Mid-MO for Thanksgiving to see my family
4.) I am thankful that I am not pregnant.
5.) I am thankful that it is 70 degrees today.
Ok, I’m a bit rusty at this, but I plan on doing these at least once a week, so I'll get better.
Happy training folks! I promise to catch up on everyone's blogs very soon and thank you all for the awesome birthday wishes!