Monday, August 27, 2012

Glad Game Monday XVI

Oh, it's time to be glad? After I waited at UPS behind only five people for FORTY FIVE MINUTES!? Yes. It's true. I almost offered to start running around the warehouse to make the line go faster. Almost. Because this was after a disastrous 15 mile run in which I felt defeated, weak, and not cut out for 26.2. Yup. One of THOSE long runs. There's always at LEAST one a training cycle, where you sit on a curb and contemplate hopping on the train after 10 out of 15 miles (True Story). I had a run like this last year, but it was three miles LONGER. It was helpful to read that post just now; better perspective for this weekend. 

Heck, let's think of some things to be glad about this Monday!!!

I ran 15 miles. No matter how ugly, no matter how many walk breaks towards the end, I did it. Thanks to my sister, Coach Jen, who talked to me on the phone for the duration of those final miles.

I'm glad we took a nice picture! Sometimes it's like pulling teeth, but Mr. Miller always comes through in the end looking all handsome and such. SOMETIMES Lambeau Puppy looks at the camera...sometimes.

I'm glad we got to spend time together as a family. Meet the McAuliffes! My brother and his family. We had a great time playing bingo, catchphrase, beach football, and building sand sculptures. 

I'm glad I got to meet me college roommate's baby. Eleanor, you stole my heart. She is a PRECIOUS pumpkin and it was such a wonderful experience to share that with my friend. Amazing how, years later, it's like yesterday that we lived in Watson Hall together. XOXO Sterns!

I'm glad that NYRR is attempting to remedy their congestion situation. Say WHAAAAT?! Yes, I'm a believer. I'm a believer in change. After my HORRID experience last year, something's gotta give! Tomorrow's post will be EXTRA special with coupon codes and suggestions for race day storage. Be on the lookout! 

What are you glad about? Did you wear an AWESOME outfit today? Are you getting closer to a fall race? Fun Labor Day plans?! TELL ME ABOUT IT!

68 days until the ING NYC MARATHON!!!
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