Thursday, April 5, 2012

Three Thankful Things for Thursday

How many TH words can you fit into one title?  Well apparently 4 for me!  
Today's focus....thankfulness

1.  Thursday is Friday..... 

We have school off tomorrow so today is really my Friday.  I feel like I'm acting worse than my students though.  I'm so happy to not have to work tomorrow and to be heading down to visit my family.  Em has been counting down the days until she can see her cousins again.  I hope they sleep well tonight because she has a laundry list of things that she wants to do with them!  She's like a tornado there...she comes in...plays hard...and leaves a mess and very tired people behind!  They love it!!!  Seriously though I can't wait to see my family and eat my weight in Portuguese sweet bread.  I eat it once a year now that I don't live at home and seriously that is probably a good thing!  It's heaven!

2.  Run bunny Run.... 
The crew last year
Hopefully the sweet bread is going to be good fuel for my Jamestown bridge race on Saturday!  Last year I scored a 6 minute pr and it was one of those classic New England Spring days (translation freezing, raining, and knock you over windy)!  I'm looking forward this year to a better weather forecast and to be running with my BRF Jill and her brother Stu.  Jill and I have some sweet running outfits planned so stay tuned.  It is my last event for the Jelly Bean and we are definitely going to get a picture for it!!

3.  Marathon mania.... 
 Being in the Boston area, the time around the Boston Marathon is always exciting and buzzing.  There are several people in my running group who are doing the marathon this year, including Megan who is running it for the first time and is going to CRUSH it!!!  We were talking about preparations and the race itself at parts during the run.  Even though I'm not running it I always get so excited talking about it.  I'm so thankful to live in an area close to it.  It is like I get to remember the amazing experience I had each year!  One day Boston may be on my radar again but until then I am having so much fun getting excited for you all doing it and for my IRL running buddies who are toeing the line too! 


  1. Thursday is Friday. That's the best!! I've always wanted to spectate the Boston Marathon. It must be exciting to be around!!

  2. Good luck on your run this weekend! I hope to run Boston someday, but I can't imagine being able to afford it either! I bet it would be awesome to spectate at such a big race.

  3. I love that Thursday is Friday this week! We have Monday off too, so I'm super thankful for a little extra time to get caught up.

  4. Have a fantastic weekend and enjoy your race. Travel safe xx

    1. PS that top picture is just the cutest I've seen in a long time.

  5. the sweet bread sounds great! have a fun time this weekend!

  6. what is this sweet bread you speak of? i think i may need it. lol!

    have a great time with your family. :)

  7. Thanks for the shout out. I've been having so much fun running with you at group. I left last night feeling a little more confident about Boston. I was counting down the hours today, so glad there is no school tomorrow. :) Good luck this weekend I know you will rock it!!!!

  8. Good luck with Jamestown!

    I know what you mean about Boston Marathon Mania! Are you coming in for the expo/activities or to spectate?

  9. a thursday, friday is AWESOME!!! enjoy your day off today :-)

    I wish we had a great Easter race around here, but guess I'll pretend the Jelly Bean for myself, is a big race! ha!

  10. Hurray for three day weekends! Have fun with your family! And good luck on the race!

    I don't like Masa. My boyfriend (who is Portuguese) and his mother keep trying to make me eat/like it but I just don't. However, give me some malasadas (sp?) any day!

  11. I wish my Thursday was a Friday but sadly this week it wasn't :( The Jelly bean is a fantastic virtual experience!!! Have a fantastic weekend!!!

  12. Hope you had a wonderful weekend with your family! Love the description of Em as a tornado. :) Hope the race went well, too. Happy Easter!