Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers from the United States! (And happy Thursday to all my international readers!)

This year, I have lots to be thankful for.

I'm thankful for good health and for great friends and family.

I'm also thankful for all my readers, especially everyone who left me a nice note about my race in Philly over the weekend. Reading your words of encouragement and support put a smile on my face and helped me remember there are lots of other races out there and sometimes bad races happen.

Smiling

I'm thankful that I had a ton of extra vacation time, which let me take this whole week off to spend with my family in PA. This is the longest stretch of time I've been at home since I graduated from college. It's also the first vacation I've taken in more than a year and a half. Needless to say, I've been enjoying hanging out with my family and spending lots of time relaxing, not thinking about work.

Family

I'm thankful for the fresh air and the lack of traffic in PA. It's so nice to not be breathing bus exhaust every day and even when it was rainy earlier this week it still only took me 20 minutes to get to where I was meeting my friends for dinner rather than the hour plus it would have taken in bad weather in DC. It's really the small things.

I'm thankful for sweatpants and ponytails. It's the look I've been rocking pretty much all week.

I'm thankful for massages. The massage I had earlier this week really helped to loosen up my legs. They're still a little bit tight, but I'm hoping I'll be back to running soon.

What are you thankful for this year?

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