Wednesday, November 22, 2006

A Lot to be Thankful About.

As my family gets ready to celebrate Thanksgiving in the US, I'd like to thank all of you for visiting my blog, commenting and encouraging, allowing me to read you blog and supporting the Leukemia Society.

My list of thanks:

My wife and two children. Life as I know it would not be nearly as rewarding and happy without these three wonderful people in my life. I do not know how I became so blessed.

My parents, brother and sisters. They are always supportive and are always missed, since we live on opposite sides of the country.

My wife's family. When I hear about other people's in laws, I always smile, because I know that I am blessed to have such wonderful people in my life.

My Running. An acitivty that has given me focus to get healthier. Just 6 months ago I would have never dreamed about doing the things I have done in running and enjoying it so much.

The Readers and contributers of my blog. I started this blog just for me to read to keep me motivated. I was willing to allow others to see my progress, but didn't realize the impact it would have. Now, with my blog and reading other runner's blogs I can keep my health as a priority in life.

I have many more thanks in other areas of my life, but will just leave this list for running related thanks.

yesterday's run:

5 miles on the Arizona Canal. I started in Old Town Scottsdale and headed west just past the Arizona Falls. It was around 10 am and the temps were pushing 80 f. It was a beautiful day for a run. it took me about 1 hour 1 minute and 6 seconds to complete. I could have gone under an hour, but I had to water a bush along the way.

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate and peace to everyone.



Vic said...

I'm thankful that you're my friend.

Firefly's Running said...

Wow! You beat me to it. Happy Thanksgiving!

Nice run!

Javamom said...

Great list Pat!! I totally know what you mean about the blogs. I started mine just as a record for my runs but the feedback and support has meant so much to me!!

Have a great day tomorrow!

J-Wim said...

What a nice post. Your family should be very proud of you.