Friday, December 2, 2011

a turkey & a half

"Surround yourself with people who know your worth. You don't need too many people to be Happy, just a few real ones who appreciate you for exactly who you are"  ...unknown
the day after thanksgiving i set out to run 11 miles.  by the time i got to 11 miles i was carrying my tongue since i didn't have any water with me.  so with tongue in tow and my tired legs, i went another 2.1 miles to make it a happy solo half marathon.  my first ever.  
i was thankful for my mind that pushed me to keep going, for my legs that didn't buckle, and my feet that just kept going on auto-pilot.  
i did plenty of gratuitous thinking as i gumped through 3 towns on black friday.
i am thankful for:
  • my amazing friend vita for turning me on to running, inspiring me to run a race, and believing that i could it.

  
  • the opportunity to pay it forward to my awesomely artistic friend nicole www.nicwhims.blogspot.com who thought she could never run a mile, she ran her second 5k last weekend without walking a mere step.
  • epsom salt, the miracle remedy that makes my muscles sigh with relief after a long-ass run.

  • learning in kindergarten that you don't have to be friends with everyone, you just need to be nice and (try to) play fair.
  • the end of a long shitty day.
  • the beginning of a new day to reboot and restart and reevaluate.
  • living 20 minutes from the hub of the universe.
  • the phonies who live among us who keep us real.
  • waking up with a noisy mind and productively clearing out the chaos.
  • true friends.  i mean those who are truly true.
  • cold beer, a full glass of wine
  • bridges that have been burned.
  • a new path.
  • blair witch 2 in our kitchen cabinet

the little people living in my cabinet who do strange things and make me happy
"Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck." - Dalai Lama


3 comments:

  1. Congrats on your first half marathon! That's amazing. There's a lot to be thankful for - I'm thankful for you ;) xo

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  2. Awesome, Nic! I hope the day we meet again, I can tell you in person that you inspire me! Congrats!

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