Monday, November 22, 2010

Getting Settled In for Winter...

The holiday season is upon us...It's that time of year when there are delicious treats around every corner. If we are not careful we will end up as rotund as ol' St. Nick
err, ignore that last statement...


For me, it's all about the Turkey Day Feast...I like to start my day out with a turkey trot, that way I may enjoy the meal that follows...


This year I will not be running in an actual "Turkey Trot", I will get up early and quietly log my miles, reflecting on all that I am grateful to have in my life.



I have my health. I am continuing to develop my fitness and slowly shedding pounds...turning myself into a lean, mean trail running machine!

I have my Sweetest Boo at my side. I am so grateful to be in the same city, same home, same bed as my beautiful wife. Together we are creating a warm, comfortable home.

I have recently made many new friends, with whom I have shared miles on the trails. It is wonderful to have awesome people in my life who have the same passion I have for running.

I have my freedom. Take time to thank a soldier for their service, many of them will be away from their loved ones this holiday season.

Finally, I have my sobriety, without this, none of the above would be possible. Thank you to those that have been there with me along the way.


Take some time to log some miles this week and reflect on what you are grateful to have; it is time well spent.

10 comments:

Jamoosh said...

Virtual Turkey Trot = real Turkey! Not a bad deal.

Jason said...

good reminder - thanks.

ajh said...

I haven't followed a lot of your journey but a big congrats on your sobriety.

Running Through Phoenix said...

Keep comin' back brother. I celebrated 22 years this past week. Glad to hear from you!

Her Name is Rio said...

Wonderful things to be thankful for! Love turkey day races - just because it makes the feast later even better! Thanks for your blog- I always enjoy it!

Julie said...

Hi Thomas,
I loved this post and am smiling for you! You have so many things to be thankful for and I love that you know it:) Cheers to the trail running...I think you found your nitch!!

Take care Thomas!

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Every Veterans Day, Teh 'Bride makes a point of thanking every vet she knows for their sacrifices, including Teh 'Dad. It's amazing how many of them say she's the only one who ever does that.

I think we all have a lot to reflect on and if we reflect, we'll realize just how fortunate we are.

But I have to say: I'm running an actual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving ...

P*SSY!1!

(I mean you. Not me.)

Anne said...

You've captured the true meaning of the holiday, Thomas. May your gratitude rub off on all of us.

Jason said...

Thanks for reminding all of us of what we have to be thankful for!

Psyche said...

You said it, Thomas. Life is indeed wonderful when you find yourself feeling such gratitude for your life and the amazing people that surround you.

I feel exceptionally grateful that you and Holly have come in to my life:)