Happy Thanksgiving Week!

In the spirit of the season I thought I might as well jump on the bandwagon and share some of the things I’m grateful for this year! Especially since this year has been a crazy one, I think it’s more important now than ever to reflect on the things in our lives that we are thankful for! So here is my short-but-sweet list in no particular order! 🦃🧡😊

My Husband

Obviously we all know it’s been a crazy year and it seems like everyone has just been through so much. Myself included. Luke and I have both been experiencing a whole lot of changes this year and honestly I don’t think I could have done a lot of it without him. He’s been incredibly supportive and helpful with everything that I’ve needed recently and I an incredibly grateful for everything that he does!

My Dogs

I have 4 border collies; Lily (10), Dean (5), Finn (3), and Whiskey (2). They are fantastic dogs and life would be ridiculously boring without them! As far as I’m concerned, a life without pets (but specifically dogs in my case 😉) is just not worth living. I don’t deserve them but gosh I’m so glad I have them!!

From left to right: Lily, Whiskey, Finn, Dean.

My Dad

My forever adventure buddy!!

I often (but probably not often enough 😂) thank him for teaching me basically everything I know and for instilling a love of nature and adventure in me. I am who I am because of my dad.

My Dentist

I know this is kind of a weird one but that man has done miracles on my mouth! I wasn’t exactly blessed with good dental genes and I grew up drinking well water (meaning we didn’t have fluoride in our water) and I’ve had a lot of issues with my teeth as I’ve gotten into my late 20’s. I’ve still got a ways to go, but my dentist had put in so much time and effort into restoring my smile!

A lot of my teeth look so much better, but more importantly they FEEL a lot better, and I’m just ridiculously grateful for that! My dentist is awesome and I’m glad I found him. He does fantastic work but he’s also very kind and not judgmental at all! Which is very important for me, who is someone who has anxiety. Especially about anything that feels remotely medical thanks to past experience with doctor and hospitals that I’ve had.

The Running Community

We’ve all had to adjust to a new normal this year and all of our race schedules were affected by this adjustment. But runners, we’re resilient! Tackling virtual races, not being able to meet up with our running groups/buddies, and support each other through it all either online, via text/phone call, or occasionally in person. We’ve pushed on and kept running!

I’d love to be able to do some IRL racing next year but even if that doesn’t happen I know I have a bunch of awesome runner friends that I’ve met online cheering me on no matter what! Running wouldn’t be as much fun without all of you guys and I thank you for all of the love and support and I hope that you know I’m sending all of the love right back at you! 💜

What are you thankful for this year?

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