THE 2021 RUNNER'S THANKSGIVING TOAST CHEAT SHEET
Another year, another turkey.
On the eve of Thanksgiving Day here in the USA, we contemplate the year and get ready for family, food, and football on Thursday. While we are "not out of the woods" by any stretch on COVID (especially in hotbed Colorado) I am trying to find aspects of life I'm still thankful for given I'm still struggling mightily with Long Covid. My Dad is struggling with Dementia, my mom suffered a massive stroke in September but they are still here and so am I!
As an annual tradition around Seeking Boston, my Thanksgiving gift to you is this year's Runner's Thanksgiving Toast Cheat Sheet. I'll explain once again. Traditional gatherings may be happening so that means avoiding "Uncle Eddie" on his fifth bourbon wanting a creepy hug leaving you with scents of bourbon and Old Spice cologne. Some may still rely heavily on Zoom and hope that Grandpa is wearing pants. Then comes that awkward moment when someone decides you get to go around the table and share what you're thankful for. The Runner's Cheat Sheet provides some potential answers to that question.
I am thankful I can still write (and draw, and paint,) even though I cannot run. I've been sick for 22 months now and 27 months since I donned a race bib. I'm thankful for my family, my kids, and especially my wife for her love and patience. Alas as a marathon runner, I'm determined to overcome obstacles and get back to running. As it stands, it's still a long ways off.
If you can still run, log a mile for me to work off that second slice of pecan pie I plan to eat.
And PLEASE, follow the CDC guidelines for the holidays.