I'm thankful for getting back into Intensity. I took some time out of our class at the gym, Intensity, when my mileage started to pick up. It was too much time, and wear on my body, to do both. But I decided it was time since the race was last weekend and I'm almost over my cold (can you believe it's been 10 days and I'm only 90% better?!). Well it was amazing to be back. It's crazy how hard that class is. I just ran a marathon and that felt AWFUL! Marathon shape is different than the kind of shape you are in doing that class (just like I couldn't run a marathon by just doing that class). Anyways, I'm excited to get back into the class 3 times a week!
I'm thankful for neighbors with kids. Our neighbors have 2 daughters, one's Mckenna's age and one's 4. Mckenna loves them. Lately, the last hour before dinner, we all enjoy time together. The girls play while we chat with their mom. It's a really nice time to spend together, enjoying the nice weather and good friends.
I'm thankful for the Vitamix. I think this was on Ronnie's list awhile back, but I'll mention it. It's so nice to be able to make yummy smoothies in a flash. Mckenna has at least one a day, usually two, and it's nice to know she's getting tons of fruits and some veggies all in one pop.
I'm thankful for a brave little girl. I'm sure that having a daughter that's willing to risk an injury in an attempt to challenge herself on the playground will not always be ideal, but I enjoy it for now. She has very little fear when it comes to climbing, leaping, leaning, grabbing and jumping all over the playground. I'm very proud of the risks she takes and it's cool to watch the confidence she has in her own capabilities grow.
I'm thankful for brother time. I'm fortunate to have a little brother that lives about 15 minutes away and that I get to see on a pretty regular basis. I also have a little brother in Tucson that tries to come up to Phoenix as much as he can. But Andrew (the one 15 minutes away) and I get to hang out quite a bit and do things we both enjoy - gardening and Arizona basketball watching! It's always nice to have a hand at growing vegetables and cheering on the Cats :)
I'm thankful for web conference technology. Having sites that I can access to hold calls online sure makes life easier. It's just so useful to have a place I can schedule a call, share my computer and talk with my colleagues all in one place. It makes working from home much more manageable and many of the projects much easier to accomplish.
What about you? What are you thankful for today?