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Grateful for cycling friends.

 

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Grateful for good health and crazy hard workouts.

 

 

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Grateful DH let me sleep in today. Smiley Happy

 

 

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Epster wrote:

Gratitude can improve your life, and may even save it! No really. Dartmouth posted this web page on the importance of gratitude: http://www.umassd.edu/counseling/forparents/reccomendedreadings/theimportanceofgratitude/

 

Here’s a clip from that page:

 

"Researchers ... are turning their attention to the study of gratitude and its relationship to health and mental well-being. I will present some of their findings here to help us understand how gratitude is helpful and why it's important to our well-being.

 

People who keep gratitude journals on a weekly basis have been found to exercise more regularly, have fewer physical symptoms, feel better about their lives as a whole, and feel more optimistic about their upcoming week as compared to those who keep journals recording the stressors or neutral events of their lives.


Daily discussion of gratitude results in higher reported levels of alertness, enthusiasm, determination, attentiveness, energy, and sleep duration and quality. Grateful people also report lower levels of depression and stress, although they do not deny or ignore the negative aspects of life.


People who think about, talk about, or write about gratitude daily are more likely to report having helped someone with a personal problem or offered emotional support to another person.


Those with a disposition towards gratitude are found to place less importance on material goods, are less likely to judge their own or others success in terms of possessions accumulated, are less envious of wealthy people, and are more likely to share their possessions with others.


Emerging research suggests that daily gratitude practices may have some preventative benefits in warding of coronary artery disease."


 

I'm grateful for faith that it will all work out.

 

 

The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical. - Julius Erving
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Grateful that today's 86F may be the hottest day left in the year.

 

I choose to believe that these guys knew of our late August forecast, and that their dancing is the result of that knowledge. Smiley Wink

 

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I'm grateful to have just enough moxey (read: leg muscle) to keep training our steep hill route. (PS in answer to the question the guy in this video asks: it is the engine, not the vehicle, that climbs hills.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Well, I'm grateful that that's over! Wait, I'm doing it all again? Ugh. I mean, OK! In which case I am grateful for the will to train. ...


enjoy the downhill.jpg

 

 

 

 

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Grateful to have a cycling crew that trains hard hoping to be able to bust records, personal and official. 

 

Nevertheless, I plan to leave the underwater cycling record (it's a real thing!) to the likes of these peeps:

 

 

The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical. - Julius Erving
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Grateful for a training route with a 6% hill and a race route with 2% hills. Rawr!

 

 

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Grateful for super hard workouts and weight training sessions, and time to make tweaks before our next 3 races. Zoom, zoom! Smiley Happy

 

 

The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical. - Julius Erving