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Thankful Thursday [on Getting Healthy, My Workout Friend, and the Library]

By Alyssa_dld @alyssa_dld

In less than 36 hours I will be (hopefully) done running my second half marathon.  But before then, I must take the time to do my weekly thankful ritual.

I’m thankful I’m getting over this sickness.  I may not be feeling 100 percent, but I am fairly confident I will be able to run my half marathon on Saturday without too much incident.  Last night I made it to the gym for an hour of spin class and tonight I squeezed in a 30 minute tempo run.  The only lingering part of the sickness is a crazy nasal congestion.  I blew my nose 3000 times today and I can breathe for about 10 seconds before I’m stuffed up again.  My nose is pretty raw.

I’m thankful for being able to keep in touch with friends.  I have always been not very good at keeping in touch with friends when I’ve moved away and I was worried that when I moved away from Iowa City this would happen again.  But thankfully this time it has gone so much better.  I’m happy to have friends that take the time to visit and talk on the phone.  I’m especially glad that Laura and I can talk on the phone two nights in a row for almost an hour each.  I’m not even worried that we might run out of things to talk about this weekend. 


I’m thankful that the bag I packed this weekend is packed with 3/4 workout clothes.  Not sure why I am thankful for this but I definitely wanted to share that little fact with you.  I’m guess I’m very thankful my friend an awesome workout buddy.

I’m thankful for the library.  I have become a regular at the library and currently have 3 books checked out.  I really love the whole concept of a library.  I’ve never really been a huge fan of buying books (or movies while we’re on this topic) because you read them once and then they collect dust.  I have always made a point to lend out my books to all my friends, but library books can be borrowed over and over and over again.  And you could never possibly run out of books to read at the library. 

I’m thankful for all the sleep I’ve gotten this week.  Okay it’s not always awesome to sleep 12 hours a night because I did not get anything done at home, but I feel pretty well rested now. 

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