the little things

20 Oct

Tonight I came home from work to a surprise on the kitchen table. It seems I had a little houseguest during the day that left me a treat! This special houseguest also left treats for Stacy and Diana, knowing that I would see the girls tonight.

Check out the artwork on those bags!

Well, it turns out these treats were from my Mom. And inside were GU packs, a 26.2 sticker for Di, inspirational cards, a Sweaty Band and homemade granola bars! This act of kindness meant the world to me. How sweet of my Mother to take time out of her day to do this for us?!

Full of goodies

I was thinking tonight about how much the little things have meant to me during my training. Whether it be a friend asking me about my progress, or my running partners giving me a “pep talk” when I needed it the most – the little things have gotten me through this, kept my chin up and kept a smile on my face. And the thoughts of those little things will get me through those 13.1 miles on Sunday.

I also found out this week that not only will I have my parents, Aunt Holly and friends Lindsey and Joe cheering me on during the race Sunday, but my amazing friend Kara will be joining as well! I cannot wait to see their smiling faces as I bust a** on that course! I doubt that they even realize just how important their presence is to me. The fact that all of these people are taking time out of their day, and weekend is the sweetest. I will return the favor to each and every one of you!

 Thank you to everyone that has taken time to wish me luck, and to everyone that will tell me good job 🙂

 xoxo, Ali

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One Response to “the little things”

  1. Jocelyn October 23, 2011 at 11:33 pm #

    Wow that is sooo nice of your mom!!

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