Miles of Thankfulness

Tis’ the week of chopping, dicing, prepping and ultimately cooking of a huge Thanksgiving feast. Most people will take to the time to say a prayer of thanks or go around the table and name something they are thankful for right before they dig into the cornbread dressing.

I am trying a little something different this year. Thanksgiving morning I am running in the Atlanta Half Marathon , what better time to reflect and be thankful than during running 13.1 miles. I have decided to dedicate each mile to a different area of my life I am thankful for and then pray, reflect, remember that area during that mile. To make it a little easier on myself I have already written down what each mile will represent and I am here to share it with you if you would like to do the same. This is just a very rough outline, there is much more involved in each area, but I am keeping something’s private :).


To go along with the 13.1 miles of Thanksgiving, I have downloaded some songs to listen to during the run.
Here are my Thanksgiving run song picks:
Thank you for being a friend (Golden Girls theme song)
Thank You- Jay Z
We are Family- Sister Sledge
This- Darius Rucker
Unconditionally- Katy Perry

On another note, has anyone heard of the band Delta Rae? I found them on ITunes and fell in love with their song, Run. It is a free download right now so go check it out! I am keeping my fingers crossed they come to Atlanta soon.

Don’t forget to sign up for the Ripple Effect Virtual 5K. It is not too late to sign up and you can feel good donating $ to such a good cause and get a t-shirt as a little reminder :). If you sign up, make sure to enter my contest to win a waterbottle, coffee mug, and some extra goodies. Enter {HERE}

Happy Thanksgiving Y’all!


About melissa

I am a 31 year old so southern girl living life in Atlanta, in search of good food and the perfect biscuit. I live with my husband (just celebrated our one year anniversary), our crazy Weimaraner, Bailey and our blind cat, Mister Skittles. I enjoy running, eating mostly healthy food, and cooking.
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4 Responses to Miles of Thankfulness

  1. Lee says:

    That’s a great idea! It makes each mile really seem meaningful. Hope this rain lets up for you by the race!

  2. beach3519 says:

    Good idea for the half! Good luck! I’ll also be running in a local Turkey Trot 5K. Maybe I’ll do a mini list. LOL

  3. Amy says:

    Congrats on running the half! I’ve always wanted to, but have had to host Thanksgiving the last few years, so logistics have been difficult. What did you you think about the course?

    p.s. love the playlist!

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