Friday – Wellness program
I often forget how fortunate I am to have free access to the gym – classes, equipment, and locker rooms – available to me via my employer. Logic goes the more employees workout the healthier we will be, lowering our health insurance costs. This is definitely a benefit I use frequently!
sporting one of the many “wellness” gifts we’ve received through the years.
Saturday – Cades Cove run
Last week I told you about the Backyard Olympics. This weekend I met up with the Knoxville Track Club Socialities for a run in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park followed by food and fellowship. I ran with Kim
for the first half, then took the back portion solo. I’m one of those crazy runners who can’t decide if I like the solitude of running alone or the benefit of chatter that comes with company. I had the best of both for this run. I ended up going long and doing over 10 miles, the longest I’ve ran since April!
Sunday – Kelly & Crew
My parents and I traveled to have lunch with my sister and pick up her rug-rats for the week. As always, I very much enjoyed hanging out with her. The Princess didn’t feel well the last time I saw her, but was back to her old self yesterday. The Little Man is cuter than ever.
Monday – Dollar Hot Dog night
I met my parents and the kids at the TN Smokies game for $1 hot dog night. Along with my handy-dandy refillable (for only $1) mug purchases at the beginning of the season, I had a pretty reasonably priced ball park dinner.
– Garden fresh produce
I enjoyed a delicious cantaloupe for breakfast as well as a green pepper (topping on my bagel pizza) – both courtesy of my father’s garden.
I’m very thankful for friends that I’ve had for the past decade. Our group met at work (my first real post-college job) and made quick friends. A decade later, 3 of the 4 of us have moved on. We’ve probably traded thousands of emails over the years, and somehow we’ve made it work, despite having very little in common.
– One last swim
I’m doing a triathlon this weekend, and Monday’s mini-tri was less than what I had hoped it to be. “Suck-tastic” is a good word to describe my swim (my weakest of the 3 sports). Today’s swim, however was everything Monday’s wasn’t – relaxing, reassuring, comfortable. Feels good to have this one under my belt 2 days before race day.
What have you been thankful for this past week?