Thanksgiving is upon us, and as I look over the last year, let alone my entire life… I really have so much to be thankful for. The wonderful man in my life. Zachary. The pillar that is always there, no matter what. An unconditional love, I truly did not believe existed. I’ve never experienced comfort, joy, love, and passion the way I do with him, and having him in my life. My health. I have battled and over come some body issues that could have been so much worse than they were. I was very lucky. I will never again take my health for granted. My family.. That is growing more and more every day. Always there, always supportive. I found out yesterday that my sister is having a little girl. I’m going to have a NIECE!
words can not express the joy this photo, and the continual updates on my sister’s pregnancy brings me. I’m so glad she’s experiencing a healthy, enjoyable pregnancy!
I’m also thankfiul for my job. I work a ton of hours, and some days I just don’t feel like dealing with all of it.. But it is a great job. The owners and their families, are wonderful! My boss has grown to be such an important person in my life as a Marylander. I am so thankful for the opportunity to work for them and be a part of their lives.
Today, though… Today I am thankful for the simple things.
I’m thankful I was able to “run” this morning!
As some of you know, I took a spill on my head Tuesday morning. I was doing a stairs work out with some girls from the SU Basketball team, On my 6th round I slipped on a puddle of water on the way up… Fell forehead first into one of the stairs above me.
After feeling just slightly…. disoriented all day & millions of twitter loves insisting I get it looked at.. I did. The doctor thinks it’s a very minor concussion.. Nothing to be TOO worried about. However, he did suggest no running for 2 weeks… & Not to return to high intensity for at least 3 weeks….. Um, WHAT? In the middle of my 16 week 1/2 marathon training? Oh hell no. He did however say I can walk/wog the Towson Turkey Trot this morning… I was devastated at first.
However, after some time to think/sleep on it.. I woke up today in Holiday spirits. I am thankful. I’m thankful my head injury is so minor I was still allowed to take it easy on the course and participate in such a fun holiday event. It could have been worse! So although this is seriously interrupting my Winter plans….. I just keep reminding myself, it could have been much worse. It helps for a little while to appreciate that I’m still healthy enough to get back at it in a few weeks. I’ve been given the okay to do yoga & next week begin cycling (Going to have to ask about the elliptical. With one I can only assume the other, but I’m no Dr)
I’m glad I participated in the Turkey Trot! It was still a ton of fun! Saw some awesome Baltimore area runners I’ve talked with via Twitter & Daily Mile! Got to experience the race without feeling like “Okay, I have to do my best” & i gotta tell you, no pressure is a huge relief. Not to mention, we got the best Tshirts I’ve yet to receive from any race!
The course was actually really nice for a “wog”ger. I had a good time!! I can’t wait to RUN it next Thanksgiving!
Now that I wogged off some of the calories I’m about to stuff myself with… (Which, btw — cooking the turkey, stuffing it, etc etc all by myself this year has really made me reconsider my eating habits…)
I’m thankful for the Sangria I just made
& My beautiful ‘family’
Also — Because I can’t help myself….. Heh! I’ve registered for the Santa’s Sleigh 5k December 10th, to redeem myself for today.. What? I HAVE TO. I just do!
Now take the day, and be thankful. Embrace all the simple joys around you.