Tomorrow is my FIRST half marathon and I could not be more excited! I tried.
I was going to sleep in until 8 AM today, but I woke up at 7:10 AM and felt like getting up. It’s for the best because I’ll have to get up super early tomorrow so I can eat my breakfast 3 hours before the start of the race!
Already tummy approved, aka does not cause runner’s trots. For a list of hilarious, but true runner’s terms, check out The Improbable Runner (I was even cool enough to make it on there!)!
Now, on to the thankful portion.
Thursday night happened to be incredibly windy in my town, and many surrounding cities. Yesterday, while at work, I got this text from my dad.
My dad was home on Friday and heard some load cracking and then felt/heard an enormous thud. A branch from one of our pine trees had snapped off and fallen to the ground. To help you get a idea of size:
My backyard is up against the Iron Horse Trail, which is frequently used by runners, cyclist, walkers, etc. So here is a view from the other side of the fence. The cement path is where people walk…
I’m thankful that:
- No one was hurt. Clearly this was a massive branch that could have killed a person/child or pet.
- The branch didn’t fall the other direction and crush the house.
- My dog was inside, being needy and following my dad around.
- My dad was inside, being needy and following my dog around. wait, what?
- The only damage was to a stupid fence that IS replaceable. (Although, it is funny that it was this particular fence. My mom had yelled at my dad to fix the door because it kept getting stuck. He spent a couple hours on this, THE DAY before this branch fell and crushed his soul hard work.)
Needless to say, we will be cutting this tree down…along with some other trees. PG&E gave my mom a website that allows you to fill in certain parameters (about where you live) and it will give you other trees/plants that will grow well there!
Funny how something so simple, like a tree branch falling, can make you so thankful.
What are you thankful for?