Things I’m Thankful For Today

Happy Thanksgiving!

I have a whole lot of things to be thankful for in my life, but here are a few things I’m especially luck to have…

Getting welcomed with open arms to spend the holiday weekend with the family I get to marry into next year.

gallaghersKnowing I get to celebrate another awesome wedding next year with these two. My big brother, he’s OK :-p haha, and his fiancée who I’ll get to call my sister soon, but am already lucky enough to call my friend.


Having amazing parents who helped me become who I am today and are always supporting my crazy endeavors even if it means trekking around D.C. in the cold to watch me run a race. Here I am with them at the finish line of my first marathon in San Diego – yes, they flew across the country that time to watch me run.

San Diego Rock N Roll Finish LIne Party

San Diego Rock N Roll Finish LIne Party

And, especially having this guy in my life and getting to spend everyday with him.


Hope everyone has a great Turkey day!

What are you thankful for today?


Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. Good luck to all the Turkey trotters out there racing today – what a great, healthy way to start off a day of indulgence!

Friends Thanksgiving

I’m headed to Maine today to celebrate with my boyfriend and his family. Ian’s been raving about how good of a Thanksgiving meal his Mom cooks for quite some time, so I’m really looking forward to a great meal! I’m blessed with a lot of great things, but am most thankful for all the amazing people I have in my life.

Today will actually be my second Thanksgiving this year. A group of friends that live in the area decided we should do a “friends Thanksgiving” ahead of time so we could celebrate together before everyone headed off in different directions on the actual holiday. The food was amazing – check out the spread in the pic! We went with most of the traditional staples for dinner, and dessert consisted of pecan pie, pumpkin cheesecake and a peanut butter pie.

It was a great get-together and fun to get in the spirit ahead of time. We also lucked out and got to enjoy a mid-60s November day on our Thanksgiving allowing us to hang out with beers on the back deck – not a usual Thanksgiving occurrence, especially for someone who grew up in Syracuse!