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 ❤

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 ;).


my dad !



nephews: mason, jaxon & brant


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.


Weekly Recap

Monday: 45min upper body

Tuesday: 5.6m “race pace” workout

Wednesday: Rest

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?

Author: She's Going the Distance


7 thoughts on “#WeAreThankful

  1. Thankful for: my husband, health, wonderful friends, peace and calm in my spirit

    We’re traveling to spend thanksgiving with my husbands family!

  2. Just letting you know that I love reading your blogs. I try and catch up on them whenever I can. You’re very inspirational and I miss having you back in Indiana. 🙂

    I’m thankful for my health, my wonderful family, the opportunities I’ve gotten to experience these last few years and how blessed I am to be surrounded by happiness!

  3. All such wonderful things. 🙂 (and your nephews are so cute! Love the mustaches!) No travels for me. Just 4 very necessary days off with my sweet girl and a whole lot of turkey. 🙂

  4. Thanks for sharing all of these. I know it has been an ‘up and down’ year and that there were certainly some life changes … so to come out of the other end with a renewed focus and vision for your life, a marathon and PR, and a positive attitude … is wonderful. Very happy for you 🙂

    We were supposed to have my brother and his two kids … but he has been having bleeding issues (and is on thinners due to his near-fatal ‘widowmaker’ heart attack last year) and the doctor advised against travel, so last night we chatted and he cancelled. So it is just the four of us. Which, honestly … is fine by me 🙂

    I am thankful for the most wonderful woman I can imagine who has shared my life for more than 25 years, two boys who make me proud and drive me crazy, a job that is very flexible and also challenging, and the ability to get up and go for a run.

    Hope you have a great thanksgiving.

  5. All great things to be thankful for! I am also thankful for being able to run a marathon. I need to work on appreciating silence and being present in the moment. I am always on the go!
    I did my traveling yesterday and I’m now in Florida for the week. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

  6. No traveling for me for the rest of the year. Just lots of relaxing and eating. I’m also thankful that I could finish my marathon – that didn’t seem like a possibility at the start of the year. Happy Thanksgiving!

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