Giving Thanks


Hey guys! I am officially feeling much better so it’s business as usual on the blog today. I have a couple more giveaways coming up in the next couple weeks so stay tuned! If you are catching up, here is what you missed:

Guest Post: Lisa

Guest Post: Carly

Halloween in Pictures

Another huge thanks to my guest posters from last week, it helped me to be able to rest my brain for a few days while I was trying to get well.

So, it’s obviously November, and while a lot of minds (like mine) are already focusing on Christmas, we really should not forget a very important holiday coming up, Thanksgiving! I know in my life, I have a tendency to focus on all the problems in my life and not on all the good things I have going for me. Sometimes it’s good to step back and reflect on how good we (and I) have it, and maybe we will be a little slower to complain about how our life is just totally “ruined” by a certain person, or circumstance.


Especially with Christmas sneaking up on us, it’s easy to focus on what we don’t have, what our neighbor has, what we want, me, me, me, I, I, I. So I am determined this year that instead of focusing on circumstances that I don’t necessarily like or think are “fair,” I am going to try to focus on all the GOOD things in my life, and ways I can help bring GOOD to other people’s lives.

I am going to try to share things I am thankful for periodically, so keep an eye out!

For starters, I am thankful for my amazing readers! You guys are awesome, and I love writing for you, whether you comment or not. Smile I am truly passionate about health and fitness, and motivating and inspiring YOU! I hope that you have gotten just a LITTLE something helpful out of reading my blog, it makes me so happy when I get emails from you asking for help with a training plan, injury, or you just want to share your story with me. Brightens my day! Thank you for letting me use this blog as an outlet for all things in my life, it is quite therapeutic for me.


Since I am currently injured, I am going to do some arm and ab work today since I won’t be running. Sad smile If you have had tendonitis in the top of your foot, what did you do for it and how long were you out of commission?

QOTD: What are you thankful for this year that has to do with a hobby or doing something you enjoy?

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10 Responses to Giving Thanks

  1. 1
    Karen says:

    I love this! We need reminders every once in a while to be thankful….it’s so easy to forget how blessed we truly are!
    So sorry about your foot! Ugh. I am glad you are feeling better, though! :0)

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    KristynKG says:

    thanks for the gentle reminder :)
    It is always a struggle to focus on the here and now and to truly be present in our everyday lives and to be thankful for the blessings we have been given.
    Today, I am thankful for the opportunity to train with a group for the RnRNOLA Half. Our first meeting is tonight and I am excited to get started and see what the next few months has in store for me. Now, to just figure out how to get those runs in….

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    Jen says:

    Such a good reminder!

    I’m so glad you feel better, but sorry about your foot! Obviously, our injuries are very different. But doing nothing for 2 weeks- except gentle swimming and recumbent biking- has helped my hip tremendously. I guess ice and stay off of it. Feel better!

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    Crystal says:

    Sorry about your foot! :(

    I am thankful that I am able to run on the beach during lunch.

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    Rachel says:

    I hurt my foot at the very beginning of September and the pain was so bad I thought that I wouldn’t be able to run my first half marathon (Disney’s Wine and Dine). After doing tons of research, I determined that I had peroneal tendenitis. I iced my foot almost every night, swam for an hour two or three times a week and stayed off of it as much as possible. I was only out of commission for 2 weeks. I even ran the Wine and Dine and finished in 2:41.

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    Karolina says:

    It’s my little blog’s first birthday today, so I too am thankful for everyone who has read, commented, and talked on twitter! We’ve got a great group of people here:)

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