I hope everyone had a happy and healthy holiday!  I started off the morning with a quick 3 mile run and then met my friend Amanda and her dog Piper for a 3 mile walk.  Amanda and I used to work together, but since I’ve moved out of state we don’t get to see each other very often, we e-mail regularly and have gotten in the habit of meeting for long walks whenever I am in town- I love that this has become our “thing” instead of just meeting for coffee or drinks, it’s a great healthy way to catch up!

As Thanksgiving winds down I just wanted to take a few minutes to reflect on some of the things I am thankful for this year.  Of course my family and our health is always at the top of the list and today we were celebrating something in addition to Thanksgiving – my grandparents 65th anniversary!

Grandma and Grandpa's 65th Anniversary!

I can only hope that my husband and I are lucky enough to be together that long!

On my run this morning I also spent a lot of time thinking about how thankful I am that running is now a part of my life.  A year ago I would never have believed it if someone had told me that by next Thanksgiving I would be in the middle of training for a marathon!  I am very thankful that I met my friend Kerry, whose battle with leukemia was my inspiration to start running.  While I only new Kerry for a short time I learned so many valuable lessons from her and I truly believe I am a better person for having known her.

Now on to something fun!  Around Halloween a co-worker and I decided it would be fun to start a Holiday Sock Club!  So…here are our Thanksgiving socks:

My Thanksgiving Socks

Emily's Thanksgiving Socks


Right now it’s just the two of us in the club but we’re confident it will catch on around    the office soon!

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