5 things I’m super thankful for that I take for granted sometimes
1 – My husband– for being loving and cuddly, supportive & adventurous.
I think I’d be a partial hermit if not for Bill, but I get to do things like go to see the Celtics in the playoffs with 2 days notice and go visit fun places. He’s really good at taking care of me when I’m sick and now being pregnant. He’s also a great cook and should probably do it more 🙂 and he comes to my races and is waiting at the finish line and he’s always proud of me and gives me hugs. And when I have sore muscles, he is a really good massouse. So I’m really lucky and I’m thankful for having a great husband and best friend.
2 – My job– Teaching high school. It is very rewarding although can be annoying, but overall I’m so happy to be a teacher and really enjoy interacting with the kids and teaching them!
3- Family & friends – For being there when I need them and for family get-togethers and bonding time. I think it will be fun growing up and having kids and having family gatherings. My friends are mostly my psychologists so they are great.
4- Running – I would have put this right up there as 1B but I held back, but really that is where it goes. Running allows me to feel good about myself, to think about things when I need to work things out in my head, and to push myself (although not right now). I am so grateful that I have working legs and a body that allows me to run.
5- Those first four things are basically my life so here are some small things that I am appreciative for: memories of growing up, foot massages and pedicures (especially right now), running clothes, brisk fall days with blue skies and leaves blowing, snow days and snow storms and staying in and drinking hot chocolate or going sledding, my cozy bed when it is all made up and ready to get into, and Dove soap (it smells really good!) – I’m totally weird and I’ve always had this thing for smelling soap but right now I love the soap suds too.
Today I was able to run/jog/walk for an hour and a half. The first half hour lately has been really slow and today my legs were screaming, mainly my calves and shins. I had to go back to the Mizuno waveriders which have about 300 pregnant girl miles on them, and I think they are ready to retire. I am going to have to go back and see if the running store will take back the new Nikes, they seem to cause the problem with the bottom of my foot. Nikes have never worked for me, but these are wide, and seemed really cozy. Oh well. After that half hour of running, I can get into it and it goes nicely. Both yesterday and today I was able to run for some time under 10 minute miles after the really slow start. It felt really good. I got in 8.2 miles. Some days are good!