Thankful Thursday 3/12/2015

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Check out the latest DizRuns podcast where you can hear from the amazing Felicia Wilkerson….By the way, she’s hosting a raffle of some great running gear. 100% of proceeds go to the SemperFi Fund and the MARSOC Foundation, two organizations which help service members and their families, providing many types of much-needed support. Please check out the raffle and consider entering or just donating. (and thanks!)

The list this week –

  • Treadmill – though I assume you all understand that this is on my list daily, thought I’d mention it this week as the terrific service folks were out again Monday. They flipped the deck, put a new walking belt on, installed a new motor, new motor belt and new electronics board. It’s practically a brand new machine at this point. It definitely feels faster, let’s see if it can help me get faster!
  • Freezers – my chest freezer allows me to get ready to enjoy more of the St. Patrick’s Day paleo Irish Soda Bread I made last year the day after my first BQ at Shamrock! (think this is the recipe, w/o caraway) We drove home the day of the race instead of staying overnight since a snowstorm was coming…made it home without too much difficulty on the drive and then enjoyed watching the snow fall from inside. I remember puttering at home the day after the race and making the bread, which turned out quite well. Guess I can thank the freezer for reactivating my memory too!
  • People/businesses who go out of their way – extending deadlines, asking what they can do for you – nice to experience!
  • The snow piles being almost gone, should make it a little easier for me to get a few outside workouts in these last few (so few!) weeks of training
  • Good news stories – 95 year old sets 200m WR, strangers pay for a birthday meal for a WWII veteran
  • Seeing people do good things on or via or using the Internet…there’s a lot of junk on the web but also a lot of cool stuff and the connectivity it provides can be such a source of goodness in so many ways that have benefitted me and are helping many others
  • People like Lisa Bonchek Adams, taken too soon, who share their worst times to help others and raise awareness and funds. RIP Lisa.

Lisa Bonchek Adams, Breast Cancer Blogger, dies at 45

She Did As Much As She Could For As Long As She Could

Finding Beauty – How Lisa Bonchek Adams Told Her Story

(donate to a fund supporting research here or purchase art with one of her favorite sayings here – proceeds to the same fund)

  • Reminders – by way of the examples of others – that I can DO better and BE better than I am in all areas of my life, and that I should make the effort to improve.

I’ll leave you with the saying Lisa Bonchek Adams tweeted daily for a while:

Find a bit of beauty in the world today. Share it. If you can’t find it, create it. Some days this may be hard to do. Persevere.

crocus - first sign of spring

crocus – first sign of spring