I am thankful. I am thankful. I am thankful.
I had to repeat that to myself on my run today, which could also be called THE Most Annoying Three Miles Ever. Things didn’t get off to a great start. About a mile into it, the short pieces of my ponytail had come out and were sticking to the side of my neck thanks to the constant drizzle. I had to completely stop, take my hat off and take out my ponytail. Then, as I was twisting the hair band back in, it snapped. I made a disgusted grunt. This is effing great. I pulled my hair through the opening in the back of my hat and tightened the fastener so the orange baseball cap would stay put.
I think I will wear this hat on Sunday. It’s a little Home Depot-esque, but you’ll definitely be able to see me. I’m putting extra hair bands in my fuel belt.
Yeah, that’s a fake smile.
I don’t know that I’ll be wearing my blue jacket Sunday. It was giving me some grief this afternoon (besides I’m not sure I’m down with having swimming pools in my sleeves like I had the other day). Having my phone and my Zune in the pockets caused it to bounce up and down as I ran. This also made my earbuds pull. I was constantly adjusting them.
When I turned onto the busier road the sound of tires on wet asphalt was so loud I couldn’t hear my ’80s music. I couldn’t find the volume through my jacket like I can do with my REI shirt, so I had to unzip my raincoat and take out my Zune to adjust it. Except the zipper kept catching on the jacket. Then I turned off of the highway and the music was too loud. I had to do it all over again.
So I don’t know what I’m going to wear on Sunday. I’m just thankful that today’s run was only three miles, which I somehow finished in 30 minutes. I think MapMyRun.com is inaccurate because that time seems pretty unrealistic considering all the trouble I had.
Now that I’ve got my whining over with, I can move on to THANK YOUS!
- Thank you to my non-bloggy and bloggy friends and followers for keeping me going. I often think about you all when I’m running. I know several of you had races this morning and I can’t wait to read the recaps. Thanks for the shout-outs, the camaradarie, the advice and the encouragement!
- Thank you, Zoë, for running with me on Sunday for 11 cold and soggy miles! I’m
starting to freak out aboutlooking forward to this weekend!
- Thank you to my high school classmate and friend, and now Facebook friend, who sent me the nicest e-mail this week about running. (I don’t want to mention her name without her permission, but she knows who she is.) She is a mom and is running in the Las Vegas marathon on Dec. 6. Good luck to you!
- Thank you, Heather, for encouraging me to sing up for the half marathon and believing that I could do it!
I am thankful that I have wonderful family and friends who are all in good health. Even though we are spread out across the country, you are in my heart today.
Here’s the ending scene of my favorite (only?) Thanksgiving movie. Makes me teary every time!