Give Thanks

I am thankful for many things – one little thing is that my gym was open this morning, so I was able to get a swim in. At first I planned to swim 3,000 meters, it is my only workout today and I will be eating a feast later on. Then I remembered that I am tapering and I will burn off plenty calories through the week to compensate for one larger than normal meal. So I swam 2,000 meters instead. Good thing too because more people were in the pool than on a Saturday morning. I think I was not the only one with the idea of a pre-feast workout. My workout was an endurance swim and I am so pleased to see even my pace for 200’s, 300’s and 400’s is improving too.

Now for the meaty part of what I am thankful for today – time to talk turkey. (I just had to get that in today!) With this being Thanksgiving, I do want to express my gratitude to all of those I have met this year through blogging. It started December 30th as my New Year’s Resolution to set up a blog and write daily. So far, I haven’t missed a day. I never imagined all that I would gain from this experience. So many of you have offered so much encouragement to me. Reading about life experiences, successes, disappointments, funny stories, and many expressed opinions has been a great motivation. I miss several blogs I follow when someone hasn’t written in a while. (Speaking of, Ms. Hippie Itch, I miss reading your creative experiences!) The variety of writers is amazing too. Not just fellow athletes, but fabulous cooks, business minded people, faithful believers, and even a dating journey to follow. My life is richer for knowing you all.

Yes, I am very thankful for my wonderful family, friends, career, and this great nation I live in. There are so many things for which to give thanks. Even the blessing to breath in fresh air today. So I wish you all a truly wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving. Enjoy every moment, good or bad. For they are the only moments we know we have.

Published by elisariva

I want to encourage everyone to follow your passions, not just what is easy. It is in overcoming hurdles and barriers that we truly test our limits and abilities. There is much more we are capable of if we only believe in ourselves.

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