Things for which I am thankful

Being Thanksgiving, I thought I would compile a list of things for which I am thankful. Here goes (This list is by no means ranked. Watch out for stream of consciousness! )

– Genre Fiction
– Watching Heroes with friends
– The Internet
– Adorable nieces and nephews
– The Fall in Michigan
– Farmer John
– Hot Chocolate
– My 10 year old alarm clock
– The ability (and desire) to run
– My Fusion
– All of my Ann Arbor Friends
– All of my Utah Friends
– All of my Wyoming Friends
– Having survived three rounds of layoffs at Ford
– A meaningful job
– The Michigan Department of Natural Resources
– Metroparks
– Ford Lake
– Mormons, in general.
– Emo-pop and Alt-pop music
– A very specific rainbow
– Arguments about poetry
– Gchat and Gmail
– Pencils
– Mark Bittman and Michael Pollan
– Spellcheck
– Small acts of kindness
– Drinkable yogurt
– Rules about prepositions
– Having a washer and dryer in my apartment
– The Upper Peninsula
– Having Wyoming roots
– Being a Cowboy and a Ute
– Eyes that see and ears that hear
– Pablo Neruda
– The Huron River
– Seeing a window at work
– Spring
– National Public Radio, in general, and Michigan Radio, specifically
– Cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes
– Sharing with friends
– Mingles
– Game Night
– My own specific challenges and trials
– Did I mention the Internet?
– Amazon Prime
– My bike
– A dry sense of humor
I’m absolutely certain that I am thankful for other things, but I’ve run out of steam. What are you thankful for?

Pushups Update

I thought I should probably post a really quick update on my 100 pushups challenge status.

Last week, I did the final workout of week 6. I repeated several weeks. I haven’t tried the final test yet. I don’t think I’m really ready for 100 pushups, I think I could use one more week. So far this week hasn’t been a pushups kind of week for me. This daylight savings time change is supposed to be the easy one, but I’ve been struggling all week to adjust.

So there you have it. I didn’t quite make my goal, timing wise. But that’s ok, because I consistently put the effort into the goal, I just didn’t gain strength as fast as the program suggested I might. Perfectly acceptable, because I can now do 45+ pushups at the end of a workout that includes more than 140 pushups. I couldn’t have said that 8 weeks ago.

I’ll keep you posted as to when I actually get to 100 pushups.