[what am I thinking]

I made a decision last week to start running.  While I was home for 5 days sick I had plenty of time to blog hop.  I don’t know no how I came to find this site but it inspired me.  I am using a program called Couch to 5K.  I hadn’t heard of it but it sounded like something I could do.  You run/walk for 30 minutes 3 times a week for 9 weeks.  By week 9 you are running a 5K.  So last Saturday I went to the store and bought my first pair ever of running shoes.  On Sunday my dear husband and I ventured out to the local high school track and pushed our way through 30 minutes of pain.  I still can’t believe I made it and who starts exercising the week of Thanksgiving anyway??  Tuesday came and we actually made it though again.  This time we ran in our neighborhood in the dark no less.  Today we made it through day 3 and guess what…we survived.  My goal is to run a 5K race before my birthday in April.  On to week 2!

[day 11 – 30 days of gratitude]

I am grateful today for a lazy day of watching Christmas movies before Thanksgiving.  I have been under the weather all weekend and my daughter has kept me company while I cry through some of these tearjerkers.  Can’t wait until she and I can watch “Holiday Inn” and “White Christmas.”

[day 6 – 30 days of gratitude]

Today I am thankful to live in the United States of America where we have the privilege of voting for our leaders. Even though the outcomes are not always the way I would want them this is still the best country in the world to live in.