Unfortunately for you dear bloggies, this was one of those Wednesdays. That’s not to say that I am ungrateful for all of the wonderful things in my life, but I like Thankful Thursday to be more than the obvious (health, family, friends, Lloyd being potty trained, etc.). I like them to make you laugh, smile, and think. (Remember the time I made you all think about bikini waxes? Ahhh. That was fun wasn’t it?)
I dug deep today for what I am thankful for. What cannot I not live without? What is my passion? And then, like a shooting star right in my a$$, it was there. It was so simple and staring me in the face that I felt a little silly for not posting it before. I do this 5 days a week. No, not that. (PERV ALERT!) I started a blog about it. I obsess about it. You see where I am going here don’t you? (If not you might need to hop on the short bus to your next marathon starting line.)
It keeps me in shape. It keeps me thin. It keeps me heart healthy. It’s lead me to new friends. It’s lead me to this wonderful blog-o-sphere. It’s given me a sense of pride. It’s helped me find a strength of conviction I didn’t know I had. It’s made me a competitor. It’s shown me what real dedication is. It’s shown me true athletes come in all shapes, sizes, and abilities. It has changed my life. It’s made me a leader. It helped me understand what a true passion for something is. It showed me that I can do anything I set my mind (and a little training) to. It’s helped me listen to others as well as my own body. It’s humbled me. It’s strengthened me. It’s made me laugh. It’s made me cry. It keeps my ego in check. It grounds me. It pushes me. It’s brings me bling. It keeps me happy. It keeps me sane.
Today, I am thankful for running.
What are you thankful for today?
I'm thankful for running, it's given me a lot of the same things as you, but it's my freedom and independence too. Having gone from independent to dependent again due to epilepsy.. running is my reminder that i've regained my independence and never want it taken away again. Great post 🙂
This is such a cop out post. Gees B.o.B how unoriginal… 🙂 I tease! I love it and feel the exact same way!
Today I am Thankful for my recovery socks that I am totally rocking at work.
I'm thankful when there is a lack of wind in cold temps.
I'm thankful for snow days!:)
Well DUH, that was an obvious one, wasn't it? 😉 Great post!
I'm thankful for crummy winter weather to make me even more excited about a vacation down south coming up!
Thankful for the season.
I am so very, very thankful for running, too! Right on!
I couldn't agree more with all of those things! Can I say I am thankful for my running, too? Love it!
I am also thankful for the Christmas spirit that is around all of us now – it really does feel neat to be connected to everyone this time of year. 🙂
This is going to make me sound so materialistic but today I am thankful for heated leather car seats- its cold here!
I'm thankful for running too 🙂 Great post and great reasons!
I am thankful for running too, but more for the people (person) I've met.
I am thankful for my new Garmin!
aw, hooray running!
Today after my 8 miler yesterday, I am thankful for body glide, as I am finding out new things with running longer runs. lol. Great post. Keep em coming.
I'm so thankful for running too! It keeps me grounded!
I'm thankful for a fantastic husband who makes my life wonderful every day. :o)
I'm thankful for my husband who said we should sign up for our first Half-Marathon 🙂
Thankful to be seeing my mom again in a week!
It also keeps you on my Ragnar team. Half Nuts for life.
duh we are always thankful for running. 🙂
since it's now friday as i am always good at missing thursday's… i am thankful it's friday and that christmas break is alllmoooosssttt here!
good post BoB… out running is where I find myself…
Today I'm thankful for long sleeved running shirts. BRRRR, this will be a cold race. 🙂
WOO HOO for running!
Nice post B.o.B! I agree wholeheartedly!
thankful for my running abd the fact that i can!! it's one thing that is mine and it always clears my head!! Hey girl stop by.I am having a giveaway to help a runner and I could use your support!
LOVE IT. Awesome post – thanks!
I am thankful for you making me laugh my ass off!!!