Thankful Things Thursday: I Remembered Today

Soooo remember two weeks ago when I made a grand declaration on the blog? I proclaimed (that sounds fancy) that every Thursday I’d deliver a nice list of things I’m thankful for, because Thanksgiving should be celebrated every day, and all that jazz.

I admit, last Thursday I totally forgot “Thankful Things Thursday” existed. But today I remembered. Without further ado, here’s are a few things I’m especially grateful for on this freezing cold day in New York City.

Finally figuring out how to use my yoga mat strap. Nope, it shouldn’t have been hard. And yet, for some reason, I was really intimidated by the pretty pink strap ABS got me for Christmas. Last night — in a joint effort, meaning I attempted and failed and then ABS fixed my handiwork — the yoga strap and the yoga mat finally became one. Now I can tote my yoga mat around the city like a real yogi. Maybe I’ll even make it to class tonight (though, admittedly, I left the mat at home…oops).

Yogi in the making!

Not biting it during my run this morning. It was icy out there! All those puddles from yesterday froze overnight and the path was a mess. As I started my run and turned onto the path along the river, a sweet old woman approached me and said, “Be careful, there are some icy spots.” I thanked her, and on I went. It was a little dicey at times, and toward the end of my run (thank goodness it wasn’t at the beginning) I made a bad leap and my left foot landed smack in the middle of a huge icy puddle. My foot was soaked and immediately freezing. Still, I survived, I finished 3 miles and I got to see the always-impressive sun rising alongside me.

Pretty!
NOT pretty!

Being mildly daring and wearing an old favorite in a new way. I’m not a trendsetter and I’m not much into fashion. I know what I like, and I like my clothes to fit well. Beyond that, I’m not sure I’ve established much of a personal style that others would ever want to copy. Today I really wanted to wear one of my favorite dresses, but I’m so bored with the way I’ve been wearing it lately. So I slipped on some purple tights, purple Mary Jane heels, a brown belt and a blingy necklace. Voila! A new spin on a classic look.

Not a great photo, but hopefully you get the point.

The new Hale & Hearty is finally opened near my office. This location has been in the works for a while, and this week it finally opened its doors to the public/me. Today is a perfect day for soup and I have every intention of going there. Nom nom noms.

Love me some crab bisque.

Puppies. Duh, I’m always thankful for puppies. Here’s today’s “Stolen Puppy Photo From the Internet” image of the day:

I want one. Or two.

There you have it. Today’s reasons to be thankful. Now it’s time to write my little heart out at the office and maybe, just maybe, I’ll go to yoga tonight. Stay tuned.

AS ALWAYS: Tell me what you’re thankful for today!

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  1. Aahh! Do I spy a puggle baby in that picture? I believe I do. My happiness level reached a new high. I am thankful for puggles. All of them…especially Lucy!

  2. I’m thankful for all the friends new friend I’m making in this blog world!! I’m so happy I started my blog, I think it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made for personal happiness.

  3. Love your outfit, and OMG I want that puppy! SO cute! I’m thankful that I can run, and since I am able to, I’m going to go do a quick 2-miler through my neighborhood =)

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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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