Wednesday, March 17, 2010

List of grateful

I don't do this too often, so I thought today being such an important day in my heritage (just kidding I have no idea what St. Patrick's Day celebrates but I'm Irish and Scottish so I pretend it is important) I thought I would write down a few things I am grateful for.  Thanks Lucky Charms.

*My Ipod shuffle- I remember running my first half with my Ipod classic and how the arm band straight rubbed me hurt.  I am glad in our society we are constantly trying to make things smaller. (I'm leaving this one wide open.)

*The Provo/Jordan River trail- Yesterday I was supposed to run 6 miles.  The thought of running 6 miles on a tredmill made me sick to my stomach.  Thanks to this trail, I didn't have to!

*My Ironman Triathalon watch- I still have to work out the kinks but for the most part, you keep me from whimping out on my runs.  Thanks for measuring my steps.

*The teenage kids who wrote on the trail- I was getting pretty tired on the last mile back to my house, but I was entertained as I ran by nice little notes in chalk on the trail.  They said things like, 'You are fat.' and 'Giving up is for skinny people.'  Genius.

*Honky Tonk Ba Donka Donk- Say what you want about this song, but when you are running, it is a good pump up.  Trust me.  Who wants to be known as the girl with the honky tonk ba donka donk?  Not me.

*A little brother on a mission- I had to throw this one in here because I think about him every day and I am so grateful he is on a mission.  I can't wait till he gets out of the MTC though so that my urge to just walk up there and see him will be unwarrented.  I live a block away.  Its ridiculous.

Happy St. Patty's to you all.


  1. holy heck! now i have to go run the trail to see the notes.
    p.s. i want a honky tonk ba donka donk

  2. Those comments on the trail are hilarious. Where I am, the comments on the trails usually include "666" or "ICP" which I assume is for Insane Clown Posse although it could be for Itching Certain Parts or Ice Cream Partnership or even It's Chalk, People! They also draw pictures of the male anatomy, which makes me wonder if they are just holding study groups for a college level anatomy course on the running track.

  3. There were a few about rolling fat joints and smoking fast, don't get me wrong, but the ones I most enjoyed were the ones that let me know I had to keep going. I wonder if there is a special add code for sidewalk anatomy...

  4. That is genius!
    My baby sister just got off her mission, I can't believe how fast it goes!
    I've never even heard of an ironman triathlon watch, I'll have to look it up!

  5. My darling Jody, you are funny.Along with missing you I also miss the provo river trail. I loved running on it. There is not a better trail in all of Provo. Be good and come home so we can play. xo

  6. awesome, if I were fast enough,I would run with you on the river trail...but when you see me huffing and puffing, say hello! =)