Thursday, July 10, 2008

THANKFUL THURSDAY

Its Thursday and time to pilfer an idea from the hometown newspaper. They do a thing called Thankful Thursday, which is more my cup of tea than Monday Moaning!!!...

So..I got to thinking...which is sometimes good...sometimes bad and have compiled a few things I am thankful for, not the least of which is that the government stimulus check came and...that ...it DID NOT BOUNCE!!!! when I deposited it.

To put me in the thinking mood..I looked at Rodin's "The Thinker" which is right in front of the fabulous Cleveland Landmark and Institution....The Cleveland Museum of Art.

The Thinker is likely thinking how the heck he can afford 4 dollars a gallon and just how he can rid himself of the tendinitis in his wrist from posing that way. Try that at home folks.

So...here goes...Thankful Thursday....not to be confused with WTF??Wednesday. Kidding

What I am thankful for....

1. The Bride
2. The Kids
3. The Job
4. The Sport of Triathlon and Endurance Training.
5. Genetics. 3 Grandparents lived to be 89 to 93
6. Cleveland Metro Parks
7. Living right on a Great Lake
8. Gorgeous summer weather as I got in a 2.5 hour run on the trails today.
9. My knee is holding up and my hamstring hasn't boycotted my efforts.
10. I am not tapering for an Ironman. Many of my blogging buds are having a tough time as Ironman Lake Placid is 10 days away.
11. I get into sporting events free
12. I have worked at the same place 29 straight years in a fickle business
13. Did I mention The Bride???!!!
I could go on and on. How about you??? Any thoughts??? and any suggested captions for "The Thinker"?????

My training has gone very well. Will race Huntington Beach Sprint Triathlon, then Fairport Harbor Lighthouse Triathlon. The Greater Cleveland Half Ironman is Aug 10th and I am doing well with my bike training. Getting out this afternoon for 1.5 hours. Great training everyone .. Life's a blast!!!!

19 comments:

Kevin said...

Wow! Great post. Those good genes + triathlons means youll likely live to see triple digits

Wes said...

I'm thinking he needs to either crap or get off the pot :-)

cindy said...

Very nice thankful list :)

Your training in going great...good luck with the upcoming races!!

Marcy said...

Awwwhhh you're the sweetest!!

Lily on the Road said...

Yup, life is good!!

An Athlete In Training said...

That's a lot to be thankful for! Glad to hear it.

Rainmaker said...

Hmm...I wonder where my check is. I think you got my check. Please send it to Attn: Ra...

rocketpants said...

Always good to take stock in the important things in life. You are quite blessed.

Christine said...

awww! thankful for so much. I want to see that list again in January...hahaha. Speaking of which..I might be moving home to Cleveland after all...*Sigh*. Nothing will prepare me for the winter...NOTHING. But it would be nice to get to meet and train with some of my cleveland blogging buddies :)

Donald said...

Too many thankful things to mention now, but here's something odd: Rodin's Thinker is also in front of the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco. Apparently there are several casts of the original (in Paris) at various spots around the globe - I had no idea of that until a couple of years ago. He could be the first "mass-produced" piece of fine art.

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Good post.

Today good health and the ability to run again is a bit higher on my list than usual. :)

IronMatron said...

Love that you mentioned the Bride twice! Lucky lady to be so appreciated! :)
I'm thankful for a lot of the same things...

JenC said...

It is nice to take stock of the great things in life. Good stuff!

Trishie said...

Great blog today -- so positive and happy =D ... thanks for the comment(s) on my blog :)

Cliff said...

I was freaking out this same time last year for Ironman USA :)

Benson said...

Good list and made me think too.

Rodan is thinking that if he could fit his fist in his mouth, does that make him a candidate for stupid human tricks on David Letterman?

DaisyDuc said...

I bet the bride is pretty thankful too!!! Glad to hear all is going well! I will probably see ya out at GCT!

Tea said...

What a great idea....monday moaning....ok, JUST kidding.

Bride sounds like a pretty awesome chica!

Rachel said...

I love it! I love how you mention the bride twice. Very nice.