November 30, 2013

Marathon training
Week fifteen, days three and four

I know this post is late, but I wanted to post it anyway because it’s important to me. Thursday I ran a 5k (at the Turkey Trot) and Saturday I ran 18 miles. And through both of those, I took the time to really feel grateful in the spirit of the holiday. And I think I have posted something very like this before, but there’s nothing else to describe how I was feeling this weekend.

I’m so thankful I have the ability to run, even if I don’t go very quickly. I’m so thankful I have a husband who never complains about the time I take to run or the nights we stay home so I can get up early (and only a little bit about the running clothes and shoes I buy). I’m thankful for meeting new friends every season I’ve been with Team in Training and seeing old ones again and renewing our friendship as we run.

I’m thankful for my team captain, Karen, who insisted I not finish the last six miles all alone Saturday. I’m thankful for my coach, Joe, who always responds to my, “I’m not sure I can do this” with “of course you can.”

And most of all, I’m thankful for you. My friends, my family, my financial supporters and my emotional supporters. Because I may be doing the running, but you’re doing most of the donating and all of the reading and reassuring. Thank you. Really – thank you. It means the world to me

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About Elizabeth

Running and thinking about life one step at a time.
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