Today’s Tuesdays on the Run theme is “Thankful”.
I’ve had a surprisingly hard time writing this post. Not because I have nothing to be thankful for. I do. I have a wonderful husband, two boys who only occasionally drive me crazy, a loving extended family, a nice home, food on the table… Heck, I could write a whole post just about how thankful I am for running. But something else has been struggling to be put down on paper, so here I am at nearly midnight, free-writing a post.
My life has not gone as “planned”. If you’d asked me in my early 20s, if I wanted to spend my life in the DC area, I would have said absolutely not. If you’d asked me in my mid-20s if I ever thought I’d have kids, I would have said no. If you’d asked me in my late 20s what my perfect family looked like, it would have been a boy and a girl, exactly two years apart. There would be no mention of running, no mention of leaving my career, no mention of any of the choices I’ve made.
And yet, I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be and incredibly thankful to be here.
As we head towards 2018, there are many choices and changes on the horizon. Some of them are choices I’m making, some of them are things outside my control. While I will work on goals and race plans for the next year, I envision a lot more fluidity and flexibility. I may race in a new state. Or I may not. I don’t even currently have a half marathon on the books for 2018! Add in my approaching 10 year blogiversary and I feel like I’m heading for a some changes. I hope you’ll stick around for the ride.