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Thankful Time

Yes, after a hiatus from the blog world, thankful time is making a reappearance for this Sunday!

I can feel you're just as excited as me, so let's get started!

This week I'm thankful for an email (or several actually).
Subject:  t minus 10

Well, I received this email from my friend, Rubina, on Thursday, which just so happened to be 10 days until the marathon.  I open the email to find a little inspiration.  And I loved it!  It made me excited, it made it real.  

Then Friday I received another email.
Subject:  #9
This one threw me off.  9 what?  (I can be a little slow sometimes.)  Don't worry, I figured it out AND I got more inspiration!

Subject:  #8
I really hope these keep coming all the way to the marathon because I'm loving every one!

Rubina had to listen to me talk out my psychological fears after having a bad 20 miler.  She listens to all my stupid updates, how I'm feeling, what I'm eating, whether or not I'm taking my iron.  
Because she asks.  (And if someone asks, I'm never one to hold back.  Note: Generally if you ask me a straight question, you will get a straight answer, whether you like it or not.)
And she listens and asks more questions.
Right now you may be thinking Rubina is a marathoner herself.  Nope.  Half?  Nope.  She just cares.

Thanks, Janie Rubes!  And no pressure about the keep them coming part... ;)
pretty sure this is the only photo of the two of us together
it's from the summer
Update:  I found another one from the Christmas party last year


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