Yesterday’s run had me down in the dumps. It sucked. It rained. My right knee throbbed nearly the whole time. I stopped after 10km/6.2 miles, cried and walked the rest of the way home. Great. Half-marathon countdown: 6 days. Knee: 1. Amy: 0.
After a minor freak out, negative thoughts, more tears I calmed myself down and channeled positive thinking and positive self talk. I can do this. I have six days to feel better. I will rest, ice and hopefully get in to see the doctor. I love running and this is just a bump in the road.
Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation. My crappy run and the Thanksgiving spirit reminded me of all the truly wonderful things I have to be thankful for.
I am thankful for my family, for their love, support and craziness. What would I do without you guys?
I am thankful for friends who call “just because” and listen even when they don’t want to.
I am thankful for the roof over my head, the clothes on my back and the food on my plate.
I am thankful for my bed, for allowing me to sleep soundly and rest every night.
I am thankful for my body and health, for allowing me to walk, stretch, run, lift and be me.
I am thankful for books, for allowing me to get lost in a magical story.
I am thankful for my education and curiosity to learn.
I am thankful for reality television… because sometimes you just need to keep up.
I am thankful for my job, for allowing me to explore new possibilities, and my paycheck, for allowing me to do my nails and fill my closet with Lululemon long sleeves.
I am thankful for my heart, for giving me the ability to love and feel.
I am thankful for heartbreak, for helping me mature and become a better person
I am thankful for banana and peanut butter.
I am thankful for life’s speed-bumps, for teaching me lessons and helping me improve.
I am thankful for you. For reading, listening, commenting, supporting. For allowing me to be a part of this wonderful community. Thank you.
Questions of the day…
What are you thankful for?