Keeping It Real

Happy Thanksgiving!

This year, I am thankful for my health and the health of those around me.

A year ago we were shaving my mom’s head as her hair was falling out from chemo. This year we celebrate her getting her getting her port removed a few days ago and being cancer free!

6 years ago I spent my first Thanksgiving as a married woman with my husband in the hospital. This year he’s making two turkeys and in a couple of days he will be running a 5k with me.

This year I’ve run two marathons and countless other races. I have gotten PRs and I have remained mostly injury free. I’ve worked on all areas of my health, from my spiritual, to mental and of course physical health. I’m always working on these things, and I’m grateful that I can.

This year, I am thankful to have a job that I love and that my loved ones are doing what they love.

I love my job and this year I celebrated my 4th anniversary there. When I started I had doubts… would I be good at this? Would it get boring and repetitive? I’m happy to say that yeah, I’m good at what I do and no, it’s not boring or repetitive.

I am mostly grateful that my husband has been able to continue doing what he loves. He has had coworkers who have seen his potential and helped him grow.

This year, I am thankful for wonderful friends.

A year ago I wasn’t in the happiest place as far as friendships go. Don’t get me wrong… I had and still have wonderful friends in my life. But unfortunate circumstances changed some of my friendships last year. This year I have been able to recognize the toxic people I had in my life and remove them. I’ve recognized the good, loyal, loving and supportive friendships and I continue to work on them so that they can grow and flourish! I can’t thank my friends enough for all that they have done for me this year.

This year, I am thankful for my family.

I am thankful that I have my family and that their health is good. That they are happy. That we can be together as much as we can.

I am thankful for my husband’s family that takes care of each other. They are some of the most giving people I know. My husband is the person he is and the person I love because of the family he comes from.

This year, I am thankful for my husband.

He is my forever date, the love of my life, my best friend, my running partner and my teammate. We’ve been through a lot in 12 years together. I am thankful that we both want to and keep working on ourselves and our relationship. He loves and cares for my family and friends. He doesn’t think I’m crazy for treating our cat like a child and he does the same thing, even tucking her in with a blanket. Thanks for all that you do, hubby.

This year, I am thankful for so much. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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