At the risk of being cliche, I wanted to share several of the many things I’m thankful for this year.
I’m thankful, first and foremost, for my husband and his endless support of my crazy in all areas of life. He’s my biggest supporter, even if he sometimes doesn’t understand my love for endurance events or share my nutty passion. He’s probably not thankful for the times that I run, ride my bike, or swim instead of cleaning the house or cooking, but he sticks around and loves me through it.
I’m thankful for my family (and awkwardly posed couch pictures). They’ve always been there for me and supported me through everything I’ve chosen to take on. I’m blessed to have such support in all areas of my life.
I’m thankful for friends that I’ve made through swimming, biking, and running (and this isn’t all of them…just the photos that I have on hand). Through group text messages, Facebook chats, training sessions, and the rare non-sweat-related get together we’ve become so close, and I’m so so thankful for them. I know the year ahead will be a tough one, but with friends like these there’s no way I can fail.
I’m thankful for friends I’ve made outside of swimming, biking, and running. Moving to Tampa without knowing anyone five and a half years ago was tough, and I’m so thankful for great friends I’ve made through Tim, work, and other areas of life.
I’m thankful for the ability to swim, bike, and run. Though I hate it sometimes, I love it more. The feeling I get from racing, doing triathlons, running races, and achieving goals I set for myself fulfills me in unexplainable ways. I’ve spent my life setting goals for myself, and after becoming an adult, graduating from college and getting my Master’s degree with a full time job that I enjoy going to in the morning, I was sort of lost for a little while.
When I started running (and triathlon) and found another area to set goals, work hard, and achieve them, I knew I would be a runner/triathlete for life.
I’m thankful for friends I’ve made through the internet and blogging. I appreciate my readers more than you might believe, and I love the communication that we have through comments, email, twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. I feel so much support from interacting with others on the internet with similar or different lifestyles than mine. I love this C.S. Lewis quote, and I think it embodies my love for blogging and social media so well.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I hope it’s a day filled with love, comfort, and all the things you enjoy and are thankful for.