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Gratitude Saturday

So this is a new idea I had last week, but forgot to actually post anything on Saturday. I figure what better way to end the week than share what I’m grateful for.

I probably need this post more than ever today because I am in a monster funk. I’m fairly certain I know why… all you other ladies can probably guess, too. ANYWAYS, here we go:

This week, I am grateful for…

…reconnecting with old friends. I met up with two friends from high school at North Hills for their Beach Music Series where we listened to The Craig Woolard Band. They were fantastic! I don’t have pictures to share, well, you know why…

…having a mini-gym in my apartment complex. On Wednesday, I attempted my first interval run on the treadmill. Overall it went well. I warmed up for six minutes, then ran for one minute at 6.4, slowed down for 2 mins at 5.4 and repeated that for six times. I don’t think I’d be able to manage intervals without that treadmill though.

…my new crock pot. That meal I shared with you last time was so delicious and I’ve used the meat in sandwiches, etc., all week. I even made this roast beef, egg and cheese sandwich that was YUM.

What are you grateful for?

So Bummed.

This past weekend, I was supposed to explore downtown Raleigh with a friend, but due to unforeseen baby troubles, she was unable to go with me. Instead of chickening out, like I often do, I decided I could check it out on my own.

First, let me say that driving in downtown Raleigh is nowhere near as scary as I thought it would be. Maybe it’s because I went on a Sunday, but there were hardly any cars.

Also, for the longest time, it seemed almost like a deserted city. Unfortunately, I believe the reason no one was walking around is because they were all getting ready to run for Boston.

I AM SO BUMMED I DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT IT. SO SO SO BUMMED.

Look how awesome and patriotic the finish line is!!

Look how awesome and patriotic the finish line is!!

I’ve done a few runs by myself and quietly sent positive vibes into the air for them, but it’s no comparison to on the camaraderie I saw between all of those runners and people who were cheering.

Worse, I got stuck on the wrong side of the run, so I had to walk alongside of them for five or six blocks. All I wanted to do was join them. Stupid jeans and flats.

(Regardless, to help Boston, you can donate to The One Fund.)

After that, I wasn’t really in the mood to explore anymore. I also had to go home and cross a few things off the old to-do list. (I swear, I am 100% more accountable if I write a list of things to accomplish for each day.)

But it’s ok. After I got over my jealousy, I was just excited that there were so many kind, caring helpers. Good always wins.