Thankful Things Thursday: For Safety, Pride & Resilience

Well today’s edition of Thankful Things Thursday should be pretty easy, huh? After all that’s happened this week, I’m feeling extraordinarily grateful, so please allow me to let it all out. I’m thankful for the safety of my friends and loved ones. With so many homes destroyed and an increasing number of lives lost after […]

Thankful Things Thursday: It’s Been A While

Somewhere in between the madness of traveling, working and more working, I’ve seriously neglected the Thankful Things Thursday tradition. But the “holiday” lives on! And today I’m back with plenty of things to be grateful for. So without any pithy stories, let’s get on with it. I’m thankful this marathon taper isn’t making me crazy. […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Let’s Make This Quick

In the spirit of promising not to complain about being busy (so busy — this job is great but it is killing meeee) or tired (I’d like to go to sleep from now until next Tuesday, and that still may not be enough to feel caught up), let’s just get right to it today, OK? […]

Thankful Things Thursday: I Am Myself Again

It’s funny how much can change overnight. For so long, my life was following a crappy path. I spent hours every day in the bathroom. I was in fairly constant pain. My joints ached, I had spontaneous fevers and I couldn’t sleep at night. I rarely made it to work — my boss received near-daily […]

Thankful Things Thursday: The Worst Is Probably Over

Since coming back to work on Tuesday, I’ve taken a bit of an ass-kicking. I know: two whole days at the office, OMG! But because I felt slightly better on Tuesday than I did a week — or even three days — before, I figured I could go back to my “normal” routine and I’d […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Keeping On

Monday was a rock-bottom day for me. While it wasn’t the worst day I’ve ever had physically, on the emotional side it was definitely among the toughest I can remember. I cannot ever remember a time in my life when I just felt so defeated and couldn’t get the words “I can’t do this anymore” […]

Thankful Things Thursday: For The Good Days

I had huge plans for today. I was going to tell you about how I’d just had three mostly great-feeling days in a row, and I was going to tell you about how I went running this morning and stuff. Yay! Well… Slight change of plans. Instead, I’ll tell you about how I really did […]

Thankful Things Thursday: It Gets Better

That’s what I keep telling myself. When things suck, it’s because they’re eventually going to be awesome again. For a very long time, I had no complaints in life. These days, I have quite a few, most of which revolve around that nice “Crohn’s” word. But I am trying so, so hard — in between […]

Thankful Things Thursday: On Powering Through

These next few weeks are all about stamina. On the running front, sure. I will need stamina to excel in my training. I like Excel spreadsheets. But also, I will need stamina to get through the crazy work schedule coming up, the social “obligations” and the early morning/late night combos. So much for the whole […]

Thankful Things Thursday: I Can Sing Like Whitney Houston

Have you ever had a dream that felt really, really real? And when you woke up from it, you were still totally immersed in the dream? Well this morning, right before I woke up, I had a dream that Brian told me he went on a business trip to Chicago and while he was there […]