There is so much to be thankful for this year. I am so thankful for the opportunity I have to coach. I love coaching so much and it really brings me so much joy, even on the hard days. I am so thankful for a wonderful, supportive husband who loves me unconditionally, even when I’m acting crazy. I’m so thankful for our freedom we have in this country. It’s not a right and people fight for us to be able to do what we most of the time take for granted. These past two months have been difficult for me, because I was dealing with an injury but I, knock on wood, seem to be over the hump and making a slow comeback and I’ve never been more thankful to run. I’ve really realized that it allows me to clear my head, helps me be creative and an overall better and happier person to be around. I’m thankful for my health, for the ability to run and the improvements I made on the running front this year.
I’m thankful for those who believed in me. In order for me to run faster, my kids believed in me, B believed in me, the coaches I coach with believed in me and it helped me believe in myself. I was so inspired by the entire team to push myself harder than I ever have before all because I told them to do the same. I still think about the magical day when I qualified for Boston and how special it was to me. At the end of the day, I crossed the finish line alone, but it was through their encouragement, inspiration and love that I could mentally get there. I can’t wait for all of them to cheer me on virtually while I run Boston next Spring. Knowing that I have them all rooting for me means so much to me and the fact that B will be there is icing on the cake.
It’s a day to celebrate all of our many blessings. On my run this morning I just reflected on so many different amazing aspects of my life and my heart swelled with gratitude. I truly am so grateful.