What am I thankful for?


With Thanksgiving just around the corner (I know, I can’t believe it either!), I thought I would take some time to think about a few things that I am thankful for this year.

First, I am thankful for my husband. He is my best friend and my #1 supporter. He’s at every race, dance event and any other extracurricular activity I take part in. If it weren’t for him, I would probably still be eating tacos every night for dinner and bringing a pb&j for lunch every day (although typing this makes me think need to have these for lunch and dinner though sometime soon!).  He has taught me the importance of a healthy diet and to not be afraid to try new things. He always has my best interests at heart and I don’t know what I would do without him.

Our wedding day!

I am also thankful for the ability to try new things. As mentioned above, I go through various phases as to what my main focuses are. Whether it is training for a new race distance, taking a cake baking class, or going back to school, I have been given many opportunities. And for that I am thankful.

shipyard race
Killin’ it at the Shipyard Half Marathon in Portland, ME.


For my barre studio. I have been taking barre classes for two years now, and I absolutely love the studio I go to. It is a locally owned studio run by a woman who really focuses on your whole health, being comfortable in your own skin and loving yourself. In addition to the welcoming community, I love the workout itself. A barre class is all about the effort that you put into it. I love challenging myself in these classes. And, dare I say, the results make me feel pretty sexy! Woo woo! If you live north of Boston, I highly recommend checking out The Energy Barre. You won’t regret it.

I am thankful for my health. I have been very fortunate that I have been in overall good health for my entire life. While it may feel at times that not being able to eat an avocado without getting a stomach ache is the end of the world (goodbye guacamole!), this is nothing compared to what others are going through. I am very thankful for my healthy state.  I have been given a healthy body, and I believe that it is my responsibility to treat it well. When it’s early and cold and I don’t want to go outside, I remind myself that it’s not that I have to run, but that I get to run. Not everyone gets this opportunity (because of health or otherwise), so I need to make sure that I take advantage.

And finally, I am thankful for my cat, Sebastian. He has been my sidekick for the past 9 years. He moved to Boston with me and he has been the first pet my husband has ever had (and they are best buds). He also keeps me humble. At times when I think I’m pretty hot stuff, (I have my CPA, I’ve run a marathon, I get to travel) he reminds me that I still have to clean his litterbox…..and his hairballs. yuck. Yup, he keeps me humble.sebastian

What are you thankful for?

I’m linking up for the Friday Five 2.0 linkup. Thanks to Fairytales and Fitness and Running on Happy for hosting!




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