Friday Five: Gratitude


Every Friday, three DC area bloggers Mar at Mar On the Run, Cynthia at You Signed Up For What?! and Courtney from Eat Pray Run, DC to host the Friday Five linkup.  Anyone can join with their own Friday Five post (yes, it must be a Friday Five!!)  They encourage you to visit other blogs on the linkup, comment, share and engage!

This week’s theme is GRATITUDE

This year (as in other years) I am thankful for…

  1. MY IMMEDIATE FAMILY (my hubby & my kitties)

My hubby allows me the freedom to be me. That means patiently waiting for me to run or race before we go boating during the summer months and scheduling our activities around my running. I am grateful that he is there to support me.



My 4 cats give me unconditional love with their lap cuddles and purrs.

Jerry, the oldest (18 years old in March/April)

Honey & Billy, the youngest (10 years old)

Slater (about 12 or 13 years old)


Of course that means being healthy enough to do the activities I enjoy — RUNNING, tennis, walking/hiking, occasional yoga class. I don’t take it for granted.  I have been NOT able to do it too many times. I am so grateful to be healthy all of 2015!!





I am still in contact with a few friends from high school and college.  It is great to connect with them and reminisce (about the good old days.) I have also made a bunch of GREAT friends as an older adult from the activities that I do…tennis friends, boating friends, quilting friends, mah jongg friends, running friends, etc.  And I also have several from work (all 3 of my careers.) All of these people are precious to me and I am grateful to have them in my life.






4. SOCIAL NETWORKING – (Facebook, Instagram, Blogs, etc.)

The people I connect with are my virtual friends.  I have met new people and can connect with ones that live too far away to see. I have learned a lot from Facebook and from my fellow Bloggers.  Sometimes I have been lucky enough to meet them in the flesh.  So I guess I am grateful for the Internet and those smart folks who have invented software that can connect people.





post race


Running has changed me.  I discovered it late in life (at age 55). It has made me more confident, independent and I feel healthier and younger than ever.  I am most grateful to this sport and what it has given me.

Running down the Bump N Grind Trail in CA



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Happy Running! What are you most thankful for?


12 thoughts on “Friday Five: Gratitude

  1. Such sweet kitties! Gizmo was very unpleased with the houseful of people yesterday and I had to feed him in the laundry room because he wouldn’t come upstairs. The dogs, of course, were just waiting for their opportunity to sneak some food (which sadly they did not get, although hubby did give them some turkey).

    I am grateful that Chester made it to Thanksgiving. I wasn’t sure he would at the beginning of the week, but my mom, who has been after me to not let him suffer, was surprised that he looked not so bad. So we’ll grill another steak for him tonight . . .


    • Yeah. I love him. I wish he wasn’t so old.

      I had a few years of injuries but this year, I am good. Hopefully all yours are over.

      Maybe you are too young LOL>


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