As this years Thanksgiving holiday comes to a close, in the midst of the chaos of a move, I have been reminded of the many, many things I have to be thankful for….
Monday: More unpacking. Although our possessions are spread between two houses, I’m thankful we have been blessed enough to have a roof over our heads and food on our table.
Tuesday: Thankful to finally be back in some sort of workout routine! Weight lifting and cardio with the hubs
Wednesday: Met up with two old friends from way, way back. I met these two ladies at my very first “post college” job and we were good friends for years until life took us in different directions. We’ve remained social media friends over the years, but it was wonderful to get together with them and all of our hubbies for a few glasses of wine, many laughs and shared memories! Thankful for friends, reunited.
Thursday: Finally got to participate in a Turkey Trot! I’ve always wanted to do one but just have never had the opportunity. New city brings new opportunities! Turkey Day 8k brought us a crisp cool beautiful 5 miles to get our hearts pumping and furnaces burning. With about 750 runners, it was very well-organized. If you follow my blog, you are aware of my current running woes (and probably sick of hearing about it). I have been trying hard to rest the irritable ankle and haven’t run two weeks. I wasn’t sure if I would even be able to run the entire 5 miles without having to walk some. At packet pick-up, the nice lady at Fleet Feet Sports showed me a new way to tape my ankle and sold me some Rock Tape. I have got to say, this stuff is amazing! So much better than K-tape. It stays on for days and it really helped! My ankle felt great during the race and I was able to finish in just under 54 minutes. Certainly, my slowest time ever for 5 miles …but considering my injury and the fact that I have barely been running since April, I was happy with it! Thankful to be able to run …pain free again!
After our race, the hubs and I showered, gathered my casseroles and headed over to my parents house (about 45 minutes away). I really enjoyed spending time with my parents, kids and siblings. Although my kids are growing up and not home nearly enough, I’m thankful for their love and health. And although, the stress of moving has brought out the irritable side of me, I’m thankful that my wonderfully patient husband has been incredibly loving, helpful, understanding and PATIENT with me throughout the entire process!
Friday: Back to the gym for more weights with the hubs and a 30 minute recovery ride on the stationary bike.
Saturday: Early morning 5 mile run with the hubs and Chester boy …still wearing the same Rock Tape from Thursday morning, the ankle felt pretty good!
And last but certainly not least….although our MSU Bulldogs had less than a stellar season this year …..
….I’m thankful they pulled off an incredible victory in the “Egg Bowl” beating Ole Miss 55-20! (Sorry Tricia!) #rivalryweek
Yes, my heart overflows with Thanksgiving!
Finging “Fabulous” at Fifty, one blessing at a time!
I’m linking up with Holly and Tricia for their Weekly Wrap link! So head on over and see what they have been up to and all of the other fabulous women linking up! There was a lot of turkey trotting going on!