Thursday, June 28, 2012

Thankful Thursday

It's Thursday. It's a beautiful 80-something degrees and sunny outside.  I've been stuck inside my apartment all day waiting for a maintenance guy, who since he finally arrived has been drilling and banging and creating HUGE holes in my wall. I'm not feeling so thankful for this.  

However, I AM thankful...

...that I am officially a graduate of the DI! Woo!
Class of 2012! :)

...for my amazing friends who got married this past weekend! And for everyone who made it a blast despite Tropical Storm Debby trying to bring us down!
so perfect.

...for clean sheets. Tell me you don't feel fantastic when you have fresh new digs on the bed?! 

...that Channing Tatum & Matthew McConaughey have taken on the intense roles of male strippers. I, for one am going to check out this sure-to-be Oscar worthy picture! 

...for long summer days.  How can you not love the sunlight until 8:30 or 9pm?

I'm still not thankful for this repair man and his loud tools.  Tell me what you're thankful for today!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thankful Thursday: It's a Heat Wave!

Happy super hot Thursday everyone! If you're anywhere in the Northeast, I know you're melting and miserable, but let's just try to perk up and be thankful!

Today I'm thankful...

...that we have one AC in place for this heat wave.  I bet Rocky is more thankful for this than I am, but we won't know because he STILL hasn't figured out how to talk. Dumb dog.
Staring and panting=expressing his appreciation.

...that tomorrow is GRADUATION DAY from my DI! The official end!

....that after graduation I'll be hopping on a plane to Florida for an amazing wedding weekend! Congrats to Hail & Gav! Can't wait to be a part of their special day! 

....that I finally know who killed Rosie Larsen.  

....for the Beach Boys. "Little Deuce Coupe"? Admit it, you love it. Me too. 

...for late night lobster dinners! 

It's go time! What are you thankful for? 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

An Especially Thankful Thursday

Happy Thursday! I woke up nice and early before my alarm went off, because I was just so excited for today to start (and end)!  It's a beautiful sunshine-y day, so let's all be thankful!

Today I'm thankful...

...that today is the official END of my dietetic internship.  It seemed this day would never come, but it's here and I am SO thankful!

...for being hooked up with Yankees/Mets tickets on Saturday.
Thanks, bro.

...that I live so dang close to Astoria Park.  It's beautiful and is great for tanning, running, people-watching, etc. Come visit.

...for sparkles! I picked up 2 new Sparkly Soul headbands this week and couldn't be more excited! If you haven't heard of Sparkly Soul or don't own one yet--what are you waiting for? They really are non-slip, don't give you a headache and are so stinkin cute.

...for my dad. In case you didn't know, Father's Day is this Sunday June 17th.  Although I doubt your dad is as awesome as mine, you should still be thankful for him. 

Now you go. What are you feeling thankful for today?

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Thankful Thursday: Animations & Avocados

It's late and I have to this is going to be quick!

Today I'm thankful...

...for free movie screenings! Thanks to a fabulous friend, roomie and I went to the screening of Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted.  In 3D. 

There was free popcorn and cotton candy. And I literally ran smack into Jerry Stiller.  I can't complain, but the love of my life (Will Smith) was there also and I didn't catch him unfortunately.  Either way, awesome experience..cute movie...happy times. 
Yes we're adults. With 3D glasses and cotton candy.

...for avocados. I could go on about avocados for days. They're so freakin delicious and packed with vitamins and healthy fats.

...that I made it to yoga on Monday. First yoga class in about 2 months and my body is pathetically still sore. In a good way.

...that I won a fantastic giveaway from fellow blogger, Danielle at Long May You Run.  She's an ultra-runner now (so bad-ass) and has an awesome blog you should go check out ASAP! :)

What are you thankful for?!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

National Running Day

If you're a runner (and probably even if you aren't) I don't need to tell you that today, June 6 is National Running Day.  How fabulous! A whole made up holiday to celebrate running! 

I spend plenty of time running and thinking/talking about running.  Today is definitely just another day to reflect on why we run, how it makes us feel and what keeps us coming back for more! 

Running has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.  Don't get me wrong, I wasn't was out running 5ks in my diapers and I was never on the track team.  I grew up watching my amazing father finish countless 5k & 10k races, a handful of marathons and most recently a few Goofy Challenge races (a half marathon followed by a full the next day).  Throughout my life, I've watched and cheered my dad as he humbly runs race after race, without much complaint and never seeking recognition.  He would finish his training runs so early in the morning that if I didn't see those New Balances by the door, I would never have known he'd been gone.  Needless to say, he's the reason I started running and continues to be my inspiration.  Without even knowing it, he has taught me so many life lessons through running.  Now as I'm getting older, there's not much I enjoy more than running with my dad.  

We don't need to go fast, we just run.  

I continue run because it makes me happy.  There is never a time when I don't feel better after a run than I did before it.  Running is my outlet.  Nothing relieves my stress like a good run. It makes me physically and mentally better in so many ways. 


I only hope that I can continue to  follow in my dad's footsteps (pun intended) and run for years and years to come! 

Now you tell me...

Why do YOU run? Did you get a chance to get out there for a run to celebrate this "holiday"?! 

If not, there's still a few hours left in the day! ;) Lace up those shoes and get out there!