This is the time of year when the big transition from one season shifts to the next. Everyone is wrapping up their fall marathons, some of us are kicking injuries, and our minds are already scrambling for "next year!" We want to continue to train, but at the same time we just want to think about training hard while instead eating and drinking even harder. Hey! Most of you just ran a 5K or 5M Turkey Trot Marathon ;)
But before I continue to look into my crystal ball of 2012, I first want to look back at this season and be thankful for what occurred in 2011.
Mostly, I am thankful for YOU! I have been blogging for over 4 years now and I have connected and met MORE fellow triathlon and runner bloggers in the past 11 months than I have in the past 4 years COMBINED. AND! Its been wonderful :)
You read someone's blog,
I am thankful for the twitter battles between Texas and everyone else.
I am thankful that we actually formed a League of Extraordinary Tri Geeks.
I am thankful that we then matched everyone up as Star Wars characters
I am thankful that we can all be total nerds and appreciate the elbow jabbing we give each other
I am thankful that a LOT of us did our first Ironman all in the same year and selflessly shared our mistakes and successes with each other. (hint: bring pepto and tums pills with you on the run)
I am thankful that EVERYONE had a great season and is continuing upwards and onwards next season
I am thankful that I am about to invade Canada next season
I am thankful that I can bake one thing without screwing it up. (note: I can make amazing Filet Mignon, but ask me to bake a pie? HA! Ur funny!)
I am thankful to have a coach that not only pushes me, but understands that Triathlon should NOT rule your life. I still can't believe I swam, biked, and ran that much that one weekend....
I am thankful for a new group of friends
Finally, I am thankful for the support of family and friends and my dog, Aachen
What are you thankful for this holiday season?