In the spirit of the holidays, I'm participating in Katie's Take Time Tuesday link-up. (I wrote this post yesterday, so I'm obviously a little bit late to the "Tuesday" part. But what better day to share in gratefulness than on Thanksgiving Day?!?)
Here's what I'm grateful for this week:
This morning I ran my third consecutive Turkey Trot in Pittsburgh. These have quickly become a wonderful annual tradition. I love the energy, the festiveness, the relaxed vibe, and the togetherness of runners, family, and friends at these events. Plus, the running gives me a terrific boost for the rest of the day.
|This is a picture from my first Turkey Trot in 2012. |
(Throwback Thursday for the win!)
As I've mentioned before, I've had a lot of ups and downs throughout my career. I'm at my fifth employer since graduating college. It sounds like a lot, even to me. But right now I am the happiest I've ever been at work. My colleagues are intelligent, organized, and professional. My company has so many resources and opportunities, and focuses so much on the health and development of its employees. We've got an incredible workout center right on site, with amazing staff and a bevvy of fitness classes. My commute to the office is a 10-minute walk.
I've been looking a long time for a company that I could stay with through the remainder of my career. I believe I have finally found it. And I couldn't be more thrilled.
It snowed in Pittsburgh yesterday, making for a beautiful, pristine backdrop. I love those days where I can stay indoors and enjoy the peacefulness of the winter season.
As much as I like my workplace, I also enjoy taking time off from work! I am incredibly thankful for having a few days of vacation this week to relax and take some nice deep breaths.
I currently have the strongest awareness I've ever had of my personal fitness needs and goals. This is thanks to connecting with great health professionals and my fellow friends and bloggers, plus some helpful personal experience. I am grateful for being armed with plenty of great resources and support systems to stay healthy and focused, especially during the holiday season.
I am eternally grateful for my ever-amazing friends and to my family. Special mention to Adam and all of my parents. You all inspire me, strengthen me, make me laugh, support me through the good times and the bad, teach me about life and the human spirit, challenge me to be a better person, and lead me by example. I wouldn't be who I am today without all of you. Thank you to all of you for always being there for me.