It’s that day of the week again! The day I combine my thankfulness with my brags. I don’t want to miss out on either link up because they’re so fun to do, so I just do both!
First up: Thankful Thursday from the lovely Jessie, who never fails to stay positive despite living halfway across the world away from family. Can’t wait to meet her in March :)
I’m thankful for…My friends. Of course. I say this a lot but this week my friend who graduated is staying with us and I never realized how much time I spend alone this year until we added an extra person into the mix. My roomie and I never see each other (I’ve said this before) because of our schedules so having someone to do things with is so nice. I forgot how much fun I used to have on random nights of the week… I kind of miss it.
I’m thankful for… my family. Another weekly thing. I’m always thankful for them. My mom, although she drives me crazy sometimes with her theories about my exercise habits, is still always there. When I was texting her yesterday, she was genuinely interested to hear how my time with my friends has been this week. She’s always concerned that I’m spending too much time alone and really wants me to be happy more than anything else.
I’m thankful for… This one is a strange one, but the woman in the gatehouse of my community. I live in a townhouse in a gated community near my school and there is one woman who works there that is always smiling when she waves us through. The others will wave to let us know that they saw the sticker on our car, but this woman actually seems excited to see us every time we drive in. It makes you so much happier to come home and is just a really nice way to feel welcome in the neighborhood.
I’m thankful for… Pasta Mista! This is the local pizza/pasta place in Towson and I love it. I think I go there at least once a week and tonight we went after the swim meet. It never disappoints, especially at 8pm when you’re getting especially hangry after spending 4 hours soaking in the chlorine.
Now it’s time to BRAG!! Hollie is so smart… what a better way to raise self-esteem by bragging a little bit about our accomplishments?
Physical– as you all know, this is my “rest” week, so I’m technically not supposed to be running. Since that isn’t realistic for me, I’m running 4 days this week for a total of 24 miles, the lowest mileage I’ve run since June. This is extremely difficult for me, and I really appreciate all of the support I’ve been getting. I’ve been posting some of my random workouts on the treadmill but in the spirit of Elf4Health, I tried a new workout yesterday. I went to Hour of Power at the local yoga studio and my god was it a workout! I actually don’t remember the last time I worked some of those muscles… probably never! We came out sweating bullets! I had a heat lamp directly over my head, too, so it was at least 104 degrees in the room. It was hard but I love a good sweat session so I’m going back tomorrow and Friday with Hillary!
Mental– This is a really tough week for me at school, and instead of stressing out and just giving up, which was my old response, I’m getting it together and organizing my life instead. I’m finding a way to balance friends, workouts, and school without really having to compromise. And I keep organized with a little help from this guy (my Lilly Pulitzer planner):
Brag– First of all, I made a pretty epic cake last night with Hillary (at 11:30pm, but that’s erroneous), which I’ll show you tomorrow. It was pretty amazing! Here’s a sneak preview:
Brag for me!
Who has fun plans for this weekend?