Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Giving Thanks

Only 4 more days until I run the Space Coast Marathon on Sunday, and I am so nervous and excited!  I think the days leading up to the race are even more nerve-wracking than the actual race.  I need to carbo load with just the right carbs, get plenty of sleep and run only enough to stretch out my legs.  The day before the race, I need to make sure I drink plenty of water, eat my dinner by 6 p.m. and make sure my meal is one that I know won't cause me any trouble the next day.  Somehow I need to go to bed early that night (ya, right!) and wake up by 4 a.m., be at the race around 5 a.m., and start running at 6:15 a.m.  Hopefully around 9:45 a.m., I will be crossing the finish line and ready to gorge myself on pancakes, sausage, pizza and mimosas (all provided by the race, except the mimosas, which I will be providing!).   

On this eve of Thanksgiving, I am reflecting on how much I have to be thankful for, and it is A LOT!  I am thankful that I made it through the marathon training uninjured and that I am able to run a marathon.  Several years ago, after having knee surgery, I did not think I would be able to run a 5K again, let alone a marathon!  I am incredibly thankful for my supportive and loving family and friends, my health, my job, our house and basically everything in my life!  I am also thankful for my blog readers who still pop over to see what's happening even though I don't post as frequently lately!   I hope everyone has a happy, healthy, and blessed Turkey Day!!

I'm also looking forward to hopefully meeting up with Kelley of Kelley's Bead Studio for some dinner and chit chat while she is in Florida for Thanksgiving weekend.  I will be sure to share photos from the race and my weekend soon!  After the marathon weekend, my hubby and I are going on a 4 day cruise, which I decided would be a spendid way to recover from the race!  I'm looking forward to some R&R, and then I hope to be refreshed and ready to dive back into jewelry making when I return.


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