Each year on Thanksgiving, we are reminded to be grateful. Whether it’s grateful for our health, for what we have, our loved ones… It’s a moment to stop and smell the roses. To take a break from the every day hustle and bustle in life and live in the moment… all while enjoying some delicious food of course.
As an athlete, I often forget to be grateful. I often forget to thank my body for what it’s capable of (some truly amazing things). Taking a break from running recently made me extra grateful. It was frustrating at first, but then I realized I am lucky to just be able to run in the first place. Taking a break really put things in perspective, that is for damn sure.
This Thanksgiving, and every day for that matter, I need to remember this:
I don’t HAVE to be a triathlete, I GET to be a triathlete.
How lucky am I? 🙂 I get to swim, bike AND run because my body and mind are capable of these things… amazing!
So tomorrow, when you are enjoying some turkey and mashed potatoes, don’t forget to be grateful.
I’ll be running a turkey trot tomorrow morning bright and early (not expecting a PR of course).
What will you be doing for your thanksgiving day workout?