Thankful Things Thursday: Race Week Edition

There’s so much to be grateful for today, so I’m getting right to it. Here’s what I’m feeling thankful for today…

I’m thankful I got all my laundry done! Since I leave tomorrow morning for D.C. (and I have an event tonight — more on that later), I had to get all of my laundry done yesterday. I did, and now all of my possible race day pieces are hanging up to dry.

Hang drying your workout clothes helps them last longer

I’m thankful I got to catch up with an old friend. One of my good friends moved out of NYC a little over a year ago. She was in town with her boyfriend last night and we enjoyed an amazing meal at Nobu57. The food was amazing and the company was perfect.

The decor is swanky but not over the top

I’m thankful I woke up this morning. I definitely do not remember my alarm going off at 5:30. I must have shut it off before falling back asleep. Oops. Luckily my body somehow knew to wake up again at 6. Good job, internal alarm.

I’m thankful I ran! Today was my last pre-half marathon run. I enjoyed three lovely miles along the East River. I’m so glad the weather cooperated and although it was freezing, the path was free of snow and ice.

Snow on March 24? Gross!
It's pretty, but I'm ready for spring

I’m thankful that today is my last day of work this week. Once 5 pm hits, I’m officially off for a long weekend!

I’m thankful that I get to attend my first Broadway opening tonight! I go to lots of shows for work, but I’ve never been to an official opening event. I’ll obviously be back to post about it later, but I’m excited to put on a fancy dress and people watch at The Book of Mormon. The show is supposed to be hilarious.

Of course, I didn’t want to wear my dress to the office, so I dressed down for the day. Way down…

Casual, comfy...cowgirl?

Luckily if a rodeo strolls through town, I’m dressed for the part.

NOW YOU TELL ME: What are you feeling thankful for today?



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  1. We went to see the Book of Mormon when it was in previews last week – was very rude but very funny! The song and dance routines are great as well – you’ll have a blast!

  2. I don’t consider that dressing way down at all. Button down shirts are fancy! I have a hard time finding ones that fit me. And also, the cleaning situation… I feel like I always need to get them dry cleaned/pressed because they come out all wrinkly if I wash myself. What do you do?

    Also, I’ve mentioned this before — but I am terrified to go to the East River when it is still dark-ish out. You always see other runners there?

    I am thankful for my lovely evening last night despite the crappy weather.
    I am thankful for being in a good mood despite being awake from 2 – 4:30 am because I couldn’t get back to sleep.
    I am thankful for the Eggstravaganza cart.
    I am thankful for Words with Friends for forcing my brain to work.
    I am thankful for Sangria.

    1. Maybe the shirt just looks fancy in the photo. It’s definitely more “flannel shirt” than “button down shirt.” I wash my button downs myself then put them in the dryer and hang them up as soon as they’re done. I’m awful about wearing wrinkly stuff — I honestly just don’t notice wrinkles. They’re one of the few things I’m NOT OCD about.

      As for the East River, I ALWAYS see other runners out there. Some days more than others, but I never feel like I’m out there alone.

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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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