I say during every Take Time Tuesday that I am grateful for my amazing friends/family/coworkers; my health; my home; and all the amazing resources I have at my fingertips. This bears repeating because it is perpetually true.
These days, I am also grateful for:
Warmer days ahead
The local festivals, events, and activities are rolling in and I couldn't be more excited. I've got dozens of things in mind for the coming weeks. Here are a few items on the list:
- Visiting the Randolph Street Market
- Getting a summer pool pass to the Chicago Park District and going swimming, preferably outdoors!
- Visiting lots of restaurants with alfresco dining areas
- Trying stand-up paddle-boarding again
- Going to see the Chicago Symphony Orchestra perform Disney's Fantasia at the Ravinia Festival (on my birthday!)
- Going on a architectural kayak tour
- Checking out lots of food trucks and farmer's markets
By the way - this blog has become one of my favorite sources for cool things going on in Chicago.
Divvying it up
My Divvy bike-share membership is the best investment ever. It has made getting around so much faster, easier, cheaper, and more efficient. I am thrilled to hear how much the program is continually expanding, too. Things like race packet pickups held in inconvenient locations used to be really frustrating. Now, I can just hop on a Divvy bike and zip on over. It's a total game changer.
I plan to use the heck out of my membership in the warmer months!
Two S's - strength-training and speedwork
I credit these two things for making a huge difference in my training mojo. I continue to be enamored with strength-training for the quick and effective results that it has yielded for me. And I currently have the highest motivation I've ever had to stay on board with weekly speed sessions.
One of the most valuable things that I own. It literally opens up the world for me. I'm looking forward to adding a Korean stamp to my passport next week.
The calendar is getting a little haywire with all the travel plans, family functions, work deadlines, races, and other commitments. I am grateful that several folks, most notably my mom, have been so accommodating to help fit everything in.
Your turn! What are you grateful for right now?