Friday, November 29, 2013

Run Happy Thanksgiving

During my Thanksgiving run, I decided to make a list of all of the things I, as a runner, am thankful for. 

1. I am thankful for words like moisture wicking, dry fit, vented, reflectivity, anti-odor, stretchy, seamless, etc. all of these words make running apparel so much better than old school sweatpants!  This morning I was especially grateful for the stay warm base layer.

2. City running trails. It is so nice to be able to hop on a path filled with other runners, walkers, and riders. I am grateful to the City of Houston for its commitment to improving our trail system.  These trails have come so far and definitely make running a better/safer experience. 

3. Apple products. Shuffles, pods, phones, etc. The i's have gotten me through countless runs. 

4. On that note, I am thankful for Beyonce (Destiny's Child), Brittney, Fergie, Christina, and all of the other singers that get me through. 

5. Running shoes. I am so thankful for all of the technology that goes into making supportive, responsive, lightweight,running shoes. We've come a long way from these gems. 

6. Body Glide. New to my life, but a game changer. 

7. Shot Bloks. Is it wrong I crave these even when I'm not running?

8. Every person who has ever laced up and run next to me.  You have comforted, distracted, and motivated me for so many miles. I love you. 

9. My husband, who does not really understand my need to do this, but who is unendingly supportive anyway. 

10. Christmas, which is when I usually clean up on clothing containing the words I mentioned above. 

11. Other running bloggers. Thank you for your invaluable tips and motivation. 

12. Along those same lines, Runner's World. So much information!

13. Race day volunteers. I could cry thinking of the generosity of total strangers who wake up early and brave whatever weather just to hand out Gatorade and water. 

14.  The Garmin. The Garmin has changed everything about running. Everything. I cannot image training without one now. Remember the days of having to drive a route just to figure out mileage?  Thank you Garmin.

15. Foam rollers. I have a love/hate relationship with foam rollers, but I know there is no way I could make it through months and months of training without a foam roller. 

16. The runner's wave. Duh. 

17. And, of course, calorie deficits!

No comments:

Post a Comment