I've been stressed out this week, so I needed the chance to dig deep and remind myself of all I have to be thankful for in my life.
Friday - Daily Bread
I've been stressed about money recently, especially given how we've not done a great job at staying within budget. Learning to trust in God's provision is a hard one for me and I am thankful for my daily, weekly, and monthly bread.
Saturday - 9 easy miles
My friend Kelly & I are training for the Haunted Half Marathon next month and Saturday morning was our long run. I love that I ran 9 miles without issue and no muscle soreness the next day. I've worked long and hard to make running that far "easy."
Sunday - Cades Cove
Jay, my parents, and I headed to Cades Cove and got caught into a thunderstorm. The storm caused a tree to fall on a car creating the damage in the picture below. (Not our car. None of our vehicles are that nice.) We were all thankful no one was hurt. Afterward we spotted a bear in a tree! I'd hoped to devote a whole blog to it, but you know how those things go.
Monday - Hal Canfield Memorial Mile
Great race and I'm pleased with my 2nd place medal! I have never raced this distance before, so I was unsure about pacing. This is definitely one I hope to do every year.
Tuesday - Shopaholic & Sister
I'm a book nerd, so it didn't bother me a bit to go to bed early and ready Tuesday night when Jay decided to watch the Convention on TV. The love of reading is a gift I am very much thankful for.
Wednesday - KTC Socialites
This is a thankful point I'm sure I will overuse, but I very much enjoy having a great group of people to share runners' 2 favorite hobbies - running & talking about running. (I'm sure Jay is thankful for them as well :P)
Thursday - Time off
I've very thankful my job provides me with paid leave - both sick and vacation. Its nice to know my paycheck won't take a hit if I have to go to the doctor or want to leave work early.