Thursday, May 18, 2017

5-18-17 My Bluetooth Headphones

This might seem a little superficial of something to be grateful for but there's no reason to not be grateful.  I used to use a Sony all in one mp3 player headphone set.  It worked really great, easy to use, sound was good and it was pretty waterproof.  Eventually, it stopped working and I could never seem to find the right thing..   Until some friends recommended the pair I have now.  I've been actually able to figure out how to use them and I've really started to like them and have one less thing to worry about when I run and can escape into my music.
I'm grateful for all of that.

Monday, May 15, 2017

5-15-2017 New Challenges

Sometimes, the next big challenge looks daunting.  Part of you wants to back down.  But something else makes you go forward.  With some luck and perseverance you take on the challenge and eventually succeed.  It's like a journey or a side quest, you learn something, gain something or maybe help someone else along the way.  I will accept the new challenge, and I will be grateful for them!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

5-6-2017 When It turns out much better than you thought

I went running this morning and thought it was not going to be a good run, or at least might not be a good run.  My legs were feeling tired but I wanted to get in at least 9 miles.  The first mile felt hard, I thought I might have to do a little bit of walking.  I stopped a few times and the second mile was still hard but not quite as bad.  I decided I'd run through the 3rd and 4th miles without stopping.  As I ran past 4.5 miles I went one more mile, going a little bit faster until I turned around, and then kept on going faster and faster until the 11th mile was a 6:42 pace - much faster than the first mile which was a 10:00 pace.  I had no expectations that it would be good, but I just decided to try to finish the miles and see what happened.

And it turned out a lot better than I thought it would.

For this time, and every other time something like this happened I am extremely grateful!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

5-2-2017 (Silly) Posed pictures

Today after the run, David got a picture of the guys that were still there, he told us to put on our tough guy and/or angry look.  No real reason, just for fun.  I'll look back at the picture some day and remember it and grateful for the moment it capture.
I'm grateful for posed pictures.

Monday, May 1, 2017

5-1-2017 The Same Moon

Twice now (and maybe more times in the past) you can look up at the moon and call someone who is far away (but not the other side of the world) and that person can look at the moon and you're both looking at the same thing at the same time even though hundreds of miles apart or perhaps less than that but for whatever reason you can't be at the same place ,but you can at least look at the same moon.
I'm grateful for being able to look at the same moon!