Thanks, Day 1

The last time I set a goal to write blog posts for 30 days, I burnt myself the fuck out.

Let’s do it again, shall we? Well, kind of.

It’s November now. Crazy, right? I know. But that means that THANKSGIVING is coming. Oh man do I love Thanksgiving. Favorite holiday, right there. I love the food, I love the football, I love the family, and I love tons of facebook posts that remind me that other people are thankful for stuff, so I should be too.

Except I’m not posting this on facebook. You guys get it instead! And instead of 30 days, there are 22. That’s doable, right? Right.

Today I am thankful for my ability to work out, to run.

Sunday I’m running another half marathon. Yesterday I ran four miles. Today I got to lift. In a gym where I can afford a membership.

Look at these opportunities. I have taken moments out of my day to bitch about this, to say out loud, “I’m no more ready for this one than I was for the one two weeks ago.” But I can run. I can afford races. I have the health and the stamina (physical and mostly mental) and the OPPORTUNITY to run. For fun.

I get to go out and do something I love (most days), and people congratulate me! I have a schedule that allows me to take time out of my day for ME to do this.

I am SO thankful that I have the physical capacity to do these things, to feel strong, to be in nearly the best shape of my life (before last October’s half marathon….that was when I was in the best shape).

Things on my body hurt when I do this, and sometimes that’s frustrating. But I CAN do this. I can finish. I can go lift and feel my muscles sculpting and shaping and getting stronger and more toned.

Yesterday’s run was one that left me just happy. I’m thankful for that too.

What are you thankful for today?

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