Tuesday, November 22, 2011
On Thursday, I will be with a bunch of extended family, enjoy turkey and stuffing and mashed potatoes and pie, and will be unable to do a post. So in honor of this most glutinous of holidays, I have decided to talk about a few of the things for which I am most thankful.
I am thankful for my wife.
A journey of health and fitness is a very personal one, but my journey would be impossible without the love and support of my wife. She has been my partner in this weight loss attempt since its inception. She has shown me the utmost support for my races, changes in routine, and crazy ass ideas. She is also the one watching the kids when I run or bike for several hours at a time. That in and of itself is invaluable.
I am thankful for my children.
My kids are a big reason that I decided to travel down this road of wellness in the first place; I want to be around for them for a long time. Their energy and enthusiasm for my races is so intoxicating, and their desire to run and bike and just get outdoors make this whole thing well worth it.
I am thankful for my health.
During my time I have had a few bumps in the road. Specifically, I have had IT_band_syndrome, thrown my back out, and suffered from Fatty_Liver_Disorder. But sincerely, overall I feel great. I am in the best shape of my life (by the way, I ran a 29.12 second 200 yard sprint today; that is one more off the list!). I feel lucky to be not suffering from so many other possible ailments, diseases, or disorders. And I am looking forward to continued health and wellness.
I am thankful for Jackson Chiropractic.
When I threw my back out before the half marathon, I was officially freaking out! But the good people at Jackson_Chiropractic had me on the mends in no time. I believe very strongly in the overall benefit of chiropractic care. I believe very strongly that the continued adjustments at the masterful hands of Dr. Clint Jackson has been a major contributing factor to my feeling of overall health and wellness.
Additionally, I am thankful to have health insurance that sees the wisdom in preventative health care, such as chiropractic care.
I am thankful for all of the people that have help along the way.
Adrian, when I had shin splint problems
Jeff, when I had no idea what an IT band even was
Mira, for all of her advice and encouragement along the way
My weight loss support group, for keeping me accountable well past my breaking point
The staff at Spin_City_Cycle, for helping me pick out the perfect bicycle for me
The staff at Body_and_Sole, for fitting me with the perfect pair of shoes for me
And everyone of my friends and family, for all the love and support (financial and otherwise) that you have shown me along the way.
I am thankful for turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie!
Man, I hope I can keep the weight off this weekend!