Thursday, January 28, 2010

10 things happy

So I got tagged by the Redhead a few days ago to write about 10 things that make me happy and I have to confess this has been one of the funnest blogs I've written. So here goes...

The Boyfriend

One of the reasons why I’ve mellowed out over the years. He’s an amazing person who is always by my side and encourages me to go the extra mile (running included).

Running Blogs
Ever since I discovered the world of running blogs, I have been a happier person. It‘s my daily dose of inspiration, encouragement, discovery, and support. I am so happy to be able to share the joy and pain of running (and life) with everyone out there. Thank you!

Strength Training

I love love love weight training! I was a gym nerd before transforming into a running nerd and I still love the “after feeling” of a heavy duty strength training session. Not to mention the sheer joy of seeing your body shape up beautifully!

Random Verses
Words have always had a way with me and I confess there have been times when I let hope hang on to a few. It’s amazing what the power of beautifully fashioned words can do to your emotions…

To the Moon - PB Shelley
Art thou pale for weariness
Of climbing heaven and gazing on the earth,
Wandering companionless
Among the stars that have a different birth, --
And ever changing, like a joyless eye
That finds no object worth its constancy?

Home-style Indian Food

Dal (lentil), roti (Indian bread), sabzi (vegetables), and tandoori chicken…I miss it all and I get cranky if I live without it for too long.

My Home
I love the home that the boyfriend and I share. Although, we still have boxes to unpack and fixtures to fix, it’s ours, it’s warm, and it’s full of love.

My Friends
Over the years, they have come and gone, some stayed in touch, and some exist just in memories. But to all I’m thankful, because without them, I’d never have had the life I did.

Yes, I’ve always been a girlie girl, shopping is my release, and I’m attracted to all things pink or gray or pink and gray. The only thing my female shopping buddies find odd about me is that I find running tights sexier than minis. Obviously, they are not runners.

Generosity of Strangers
It makes me happy to think that there are good people in this world. I don’t know what I would have done without the girls who accompanied me halfway home one night when I was being followed by a drunk man; or the college student who offered me his standby fuel when I ran out of mine and didn’t even let me pay for it!


We all run for different reasons and yet we’re often unable to rationalize why we do. I’m not going to explain this one, but I will say that it’s the one thing without which I feel totally miserable.

Run strong everyone!


  1. Awww yay! I love your list and so happy you did it! Its so fun to get to know everyone better through fun stuff like this! I love the pics and I totally sent the link to your blog to my beloved Rixy who spent a chunk of her childhood growing up in India. I always love it when she talks about her childhood there and the culture, so thanks for sharing! :) Have a great day girl!

  2. I love, love, love Indian food.

  3. Great list!
    I too was a gym rat long before I really got into running.
    Wow that Indian food looks gooood!

  4. Morgan, thanks for tagging me, it was so fun writing!

    Ulyana, me too :)

    Marcia, I wish I could make all those things in the pic :(

  5. Weight training makes me happy too. I really thought I was going to be a personal trainer for a while and got myself certified... and then I found a desk job and running... funny how plans change, but I'm getting off topic! Loved your list :)

  6. I wish I loved weight training. I used to have a trainer that did all the planning on what I needed to do but I no longer do and I'm just out there winging it and ugh....

    I love your 10 things list, very nice!! :)

  7. Great list! I am the same way- I gravitate to pink and black. I LOVE the color combo, or anything straight out pink. And running tights ARE sexier:)