I don’t want to post my nonexistent workout at the top of the page because I need to focus on the positive.

This weekend is going to be a tough one for me, but if I don’t focus on the great and positive things in my life I know I will never make it through.

Last week I did my first Five Things Friday post and it was all about running. Today I am going to have to dig a little deeper for my five things I am thankful for today.

1. My husband.

I don’t know what I would do without him. Seriously. Every time I have an issue or am breaking apart he is there to pick back up the pieces.  He gives me advice, listens, and he knows how hard this running game can be.

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He is also pretty freakin’ amazing.  He will be running the Chicago Marathon in 3 weeks and is hoping to PR (current PR is 2:33)! He has been training his butt off and I can’t wait to watch him! You better believe I am going to be right there and be the biggest cheerleader he has ever seen!

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2. Slowing down.

This small rest is enabling me to slow my life down some. I can enjoy the things I don’t normally do.

A little arm workout.

An ab workout video.

The videos are a little cheesy, but if this awesome lady does them then you know they are worth a shot!

I can focus on the things that will help my body be stronger.

3. New Recipes.

Lets face it, I am not a stellar cook.  This week though I have found two pretty great new recipes.

Bourbon Chicken

Mixed Berry Recovery Smoothie

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I like to take very small baby steps when it comes to learning to cook :) I want to try 2-3 new recipes a week, at least while I am still unemployed and job hunting.

4. My fur children.

These little guys really make my life so happy. When I’m sad, they know I’m sad. They are always there and they bring so much joy to my life.


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(does this make me a crazy cat lady!?)

5. A busy October.

October is shaping to be a busy busy month for us!

We will be out of town 3 out of 4 weekends: Wes has a residency interview, Chicago Marathon, and Marine Corps Marathon.

This gives me several things to be thankful for:

1. We will get to visit with both of our families.

2. Some road trips, which even though are long it gives us some quality time together.

3. This medical school journey in Erie, PA is really starting to come to a close.

4. It will get my mind off not having a job.

I won’t say this post was easy to write, but trying not to make every single thing I am thankful for about running made me realize how many other great things I have going on in my life.

What are you thankful for today?

Even though I can’t run this weekend, tell me what is on your weekend agenda?