Ah, yes, the obligatory “Thankful for” post. I do think it is important to reflect on what we are thankful for on a daily basis. Obviously, Thanksgiving is the reason to really express what those things are and celebrate with loved ones. And, of course. Eat a lot. And hopefully run a Turkey Trot.
For real though, I am incredibly thankful for many things.
1. My family
Immediate and extended. They all love and support me and even though they may not “get” it, they support my running habit. I love the holidays-mainly because that means more family time. I am lucky enough to have my sister (and bro in law) in Atlanta though, so we see each other often.
This man puts up with my craziness all the time. Some things I do like to keep private of course, but, I do think he treats me like a princess. And every girl deserves that. He is also sweet enough to go with me to many of my races, even if he isn’t running. I am so thankful to have met P and to have him in my life.
3. My health
I do not take a single day of good health foregranted. I am thankful that I have healthy bones and joints and that there is medicine to help my lungs work to their proper capacity. I know that there are many that suffer from cancers and other illnesses that aren’t curable yet, but I am thankful for those that work in the research industry to try and find cures!
4. My job
There are days where it may not be perfect, but I have one. And it allows me to have, and do, many things that others are not able to do.
5. My freedom and this country
I know we just finished an election and our country isn’t exactly getting along and we aren’t in the best place we could be. BUT we have our freedom. Watching the different wars in the middle east are frightening. I am thankful I do not have to be scared to walk out my back door.
6. My girlfriends
My BR (before running) friends. My girls from high school and my sorority sisters. I don’t know a lot of people that can still call some of their friends from high school their best friends, but I can. These girls have been with me through the good and the bad and I love them. It’s crazy to think how much we’ve all grown up-I look forward to many more years of friendship.
7. My blogger/running friends
I have met so many amazing, wonderful, inspiring, encouraging people from this blog. I NEVER imagined that I would ever be a runner, a blogger, or a person that travels the country and shares rooms with total strangers in real life. But I am. All of you are there for me for the things that my family and before running friends may not get. Thank you for keeping me motivated and being a fabulous support system.
I look forward to spending the day and weekend with loved ones.
What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Who are you spending your holiday with?