This has definitely been a laid back week for running. There was no reason in particular that I didn’t run much, other than I just didn’t feel like it. I did much more strength training so running on sore legs wasn’t gonna happen. It is a good time of year to relax a little, without an intense training schedule and get goals ready for January. In fact, it’s a great time of year to reflect on why I’m thankful (duh)!
Here are the top 5 things I am thankful for this year <3
Being healthy enough to run, finish and PR a marathon: If you followed my blog over the last 6 months, you’ll know I had an ankle injury and came back to train for a marathon in October. During the marathon I was so incredibly thankful I was healthy, uninjured and actually running a marathon. Even now after the race, I’m so thrilled that I’m still healthy and did not get injured this fall.
Coffee & Carbs: Kinda ridiculous to be thankful for, but I had a rough year…and almost every morning the thing that got me out of bed was knowing I would have a warm cup of coffee. Most times when I was out for a run I would picture a big cup of coffee and an egg sandwich with a bagel or toast and it would get me through the workout.
Training Clients: I get asked every so often if I have difficult clients or if there’s a person I don’t like to train. The answer is honestly no. Right now my clientele is amazing. Each of them have their own personal goals, struggles, and things to overcome. It is an absolute honor to help each of them on a weekly basis.
Friends & Family: This is always an easy one since they are the people you laugh and cry with, lean on and love. And when you don’t call them for a long time, they forgive you ;).
The last thing I’m thankful for is silence. I finally began to take time away from work, people, running & stress to just sit and breathe. Life goes by very quickly, especially when you don’t take the time to be present in moments. This is something I’m continuously going to work on.
Monday: 45min upper body
Tuesday: 5.6m “race pace” workout
Thursday: 3.5m easy 9:05, 35min legs
Friday: 40min arms & core
Saturday: 20min core
Sunday: 2.1m trail hike
Total Miles: 11.2
Soooo what are you thankful for?
Anyone traveling for Thanksgiving?