First, I am thankful for the incredible book I am currently reading right now with an amazing group of women - which has helped bring me to the focus of being thankful as I approach my1st Boston and as I am attempting to slow down and live a fuller life.
My family and I were blessed enough to spend our spring break at the Cannon Beach on the beautiful Oregon Coast. I am thankful for beautiful runs on the beach!
Grandma & Papa (my dad and stepmom) were able to spend the 1st weekend with us along with one of my sisters, her husband and their kiddos. I am thankful for Family!
|I am thankful for TIME to do puzzles!|
|I am thankful my kids have cousins they get to grow up with!|
|I am thankful for beautiful moments like these that my daughter gets with Grandma!|
I am thankful for my DAD and they we got to go on a run at the beach - even if it was raining!
|I am thankful for SISTERS (wish they all could have been there)|
SO very, very thankful for my family & how they have supported me so incredibly through all my training!!
I am thankful for this sweet face!!! This is my niece that I am SO in love with. I got to babysit her when we got back in town while my sissy and her husband went on their 1st date post-baby.
Returned from the beach and attending the Run Like a Mother Anniversary event the next morning. Thankful that I have gotten to know Sarah this last year, thankful for the amazing goodie bag we received and so very thankful that they think I am interesting enough to feature on Follow this Mother! on their blog. Thank you RLAM!!
|So very thankful for my "Couv" running buddies (& Sarah)!!!|
While I was partying with the Run Like a Mother Crowd - my kids got to go fishing with Grandma & Papa and their cousins. I am thankful that my kids have amazing grandparents that invest in their lives & I was VERY thankful that the fish arrived to me already gutted!!
I am so very thankful for coffee and for sweet moments like this with my daughter. We went to say goodbye to some great friends of ours that are moving away.
I am thankful for my sisters, stepmom and cousins that wanted to go with me to get "pretty Boston toes"! I am thankful for pedicures that make my runner feet look half way normal.
I am thankful for my friends & that they know me so well (thank you Amber & Julie). "Boston treats" from two different friends. Birds & green - perfect!!
I am thankful for my best friend Julie &her beautiful kids that came to wish me well, and the sweet gift she gave me. I am also thankful for the most beautiful post she wrote this week - it started my week count down to Boston off perfectly!! That is Julie's son that runs from me every time he has to give me kisses!!
Seriously - Julie already got me my Boston shirt (& lots of other goodies)!!! Love you sweet friend!! Did I say I am thankful for Julie - haha. I just think a friend like that deserves a few shout-outs!
I am thankful for red velvet cupcakes!! Tapering = less miles and more treats - right?
I am thankful for the e-mail, facebook and phone messages that I have gotten from friends and family this week wishing me well on Monday. I am thankful for all of the inspiring blogs that I get to to draw motivation from. I am thankful that I have family to take care of my kids for us while we are gone. I am thankful for my amazing husband who just sat up downloading songs for me on my i-pod. I am thankful formy dad and step-mom who are so supportive and are traveling to Boston with us.
I am THANKFUL I AM RUNNING THE BOSTON MARATHON MONDAY APRIL 18TH, 2011!!
Now that is what I call Tapering!!!