Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Fitness Challenge... done. I adjusted my plans slightly this morning to accommodate a pie that still needed to be baked... so instead of looping Marblehead Neck and the perimeter, I rode the indoor trainer for 10 miles. (Of course as I popped the pie in the oven, I saw my neighbor, Lynn, heading out for a ride. Damn. If I had only set my alarm earlier!) Bike and cardio at the Y followed by the 1 hour muscle conditioning class. I was surprised (and happy) to find Christine Hopkins joining me in the class. Loved it! I had a great workout, which left me feeling guilt-free when I enjoyed the pumpkin cheesecake later in the day.

Much to be thankful for this year. All three boys and I are doing well and are happy and healthy, (despite my ups and downs with anemia/fatigue and, of course, the bike crash in July.) We're thankful that all in our family and extended family are doing well, and grateful for our dear friends, old and new. We've shared our deepest sorrows and a few challenges this year, but remained strong together. I'm thankful for that.

We're grateful, too, for the boy's sweet cousin, Mike, deployed overseas again during the holidays. (Thankful he's in neither Iraq nor Afghanistan this time around.) I'm sure it's especially difficult for him to be away at this time of year. We wish him and all of the troops a safe and happy holiday. Many blessings to you all -- I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!