Last night we did it! We finally did it! We laced up our running shoes and pounded the pavement. For 2.7 miles to be exact. Now, it wasn't the longest run we've ever gone on, but I think it was a great starter to get our feet wet and back on track. It actually felt pretty good and we maintained a decent pace at about 11.5 minute mile. I am so glad!! We followed this up with some squats, split squats, and calf raises along with some ab work. I am walking a little funny today, but totally, totally worth it. =o)
While meandering through bloggy land I discovered this awesome idea from One Crazy Penguin. She has decided to blog each day between now and Thanksgiving, each day dedicated to something she is thankful for. I think in this day and age, it's so easy to get wrapped up in what we don't have that we forget about the things we should be thankful for. Those things typically aren't the types that can be measured, the things that really count in life. Let me kick this off by being sappy. Honestly, all of these could potentially be really sappy, but humor me.
The first thing I am thankful for is my husband. See, sappy, I told you. But you don't know the half. I could type for five years and you still wouldn't grasp it. But I'll try to give you a snapshot. When we first entered into our relationship twelve years ago, I was seriously damaged goods. Soul shattered and broken, I was in an abusive family situation and was a wreck. Even after seeing what a true mess I was, he still stuck around to pick up the pieces. Even after my stepdad was out of the picture, I struggled with emotions that I didn't know how to control. I cried. A lot. I manage to keep the waterworks under control for the most part now but he says that for a while he wondered if I would ever get a grip. To this day, he tolerates my odd moodiness and my forgetfulness, my occasional temper and irrational arguments when I'm just being stubborn.
He has shared in the joy of marriage, and having two children. We have shared the pain of losing family members. We have spent hours debating on the most ridiculous topics. We are the perfect match for each other, and I am thankful. Thankful for him, thankful for the life we have.